Ralph Covino, Ph.D. (St Andrews)
Dr Covino teaches courses in the history and culture of the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world and how they interact with the present for both the History Department and the University Honors Program; he also contributes courses to the Freshman Seminar, Classics, Humanities, and Women’s Studies programs. He has received the College of Arts & Sciences’ Outstanding Advisor Award (2010), the UTC Echo’s Funniest Professor Award (2011), and the UT Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award (2012). Active in not just teaching and research but also service and faculty governance, Dr Covino is a graduate of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga’s Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and recently completed two years in office as one of the vice-presidents of UTC’s Faculty Senate. He is currently the UTC campus representative to the UT Faculty Council, the faculty advisory body to University of Tennessee System President Joseph DiPietro.