Current School Psychology Faculty

Pamela Guess, Ph.D.

GuessProgram Director

School Psychology


308 B Hunter Hall

 Dr. Pamela Guess has taught Full-Time at UTC since 2000.

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Ph. D. in School Psychology

Professional Experience

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Worked in a Rehabilitation Center 

UTC Involvement:

  • Teaching School Psychology Courses
  • Summer Institute for Special Education Teachers
  • Osborne Fellows Program for Teachers in Urban Schools
  • Alternative Certification Program for teachers 

Sara McCane-Bowling, Ph.D.

BowlingAssociate Professor

School Psychology 

(423) 425-5289 

308 D Hunter Hall

Dr. Sara McCane-Bowling is a Licensed Psychologist and a professor in the School Psychology Program.

Educational Background

  • Ph. D. in School Psychology at UTK

Professional Experience

  • School Psychologist in a public school system
  • Conducted Psychoeducational Evaluations
  • Consulted with Teachers Regarding Interventions
  • Assisted in Program Evaluation Research
  • Assisted in Systems-Change Initiatives
  • Educational Consultant at UTK

Research Interests

  • School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
  • Response to Intervention
  • Curriculum-Based Measurements
  • School-Based Interventions

Ted Miller, Ph.D.


UC Foundation ProfessorSchool of EducationTed-Miller@utc.edu425-4540

201C Hunter Hall

Dr. Miller teaches School Psychology and Special Education Courses at UTC.

Educational  Background

  • Doctorate in Educational/School Psychology Indiana University

Professional Experience

  • Professor at Northern Illinois Unverisity

Research Interests

  • Alternative Measurement Practices and Action Research Procedures of Improving Classroom Effectiveness
  • Procedures that Improve Online Instruction 
  • Teacher Effectiveness

Jim Tucker, Ph.D.

TuckerMcKee Chair of Excellence
School of Education
211 Barr Building


Dr. Tucker is part of the Learning and Leadership program as well as the School Psychology program.  

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Educational Psychology at Andrews University
  • Director of the Bureau of Special Education
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Director of Federal Programs for the Department of Special Education
  • Texas Education Agency
  • High School and Elementary School Teacher in Florida

Learning Authority on the Subject of:

  • Integrated Educational Program-Development for at-risk students
  • Consultant/Trainer to hundreds of school systems in the U.S. and Forgein Countries


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