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Lisa Zottarelli

Research Development, CEHHS, and Clinical Associate Professor, Social Work


Lisa Zottarelli is a clinical associate professor. She has a joint appointment between the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and the College of Social Work. In CEHHS, she will be providing support in grant writing and strategic planning. She is joining the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, from San Antonio College where she served as SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison and in other administrative roles. Prior to that, she was a tenured associate professor of Sociology at Texas Woman’s University and a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar at the Center for Development Studies in Kerala, India. She earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of North Texas and a Master in Public Health from The George Washington University. Lisa is an experienced mixed-methods researcher and has taught a variety of research methods courses. Her research focuses on social vulnerability, especially as it relates to disasters and development. She is looking forward to working with faculty in support of their research and strategic planning goals.

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