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Our Team

Ciara Gazaway
Coordinator, Bias Education


Shea Kidd Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students
Diane Kelly, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


The Office of Dean of Students addresses bias incidents through the University’s Bias Education and Referral Team (BERT). BERT consists of students, staff, and faculty from the following areas:

  • The Office of the Dean of Students
  • The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement
  • The Office of the Provost
  • The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Communication
  • The Office of Human Resources
  • The University of Tennessee Police Department
  • Department of University Housing
  • Office of Student Disability Services
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Office of Multicultural Student Life
  • Student Representative