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Office of Faculty Affairs Personnel


Director, Faculty Training and Compliance Programs
Shannon Ontiveros
(615) 322-8384

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative Oversight of the Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Conflict of Interest and Commitment for SOM/SON Faculty
  • Compliance Training for SOM Faculty


Manager, Faculty Development Programs
Ashley Wood
(615) 322-6812

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Faculty Development Programming
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Data Analysis and Research Support
  • Website and Technical Support
  • Educator Portfolio and CV Assistance

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Manager, Faculty Committees and Chair Searches
Amy Nabours
(615) 322-5940

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Department Chair and Senior Leader Searches
  • Endowed Chair Nominations
  • Process and support for faculty review committees
  • FMLA and Faculty Leaves 

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Elaine Brown
(615) 322-4045

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administer Process for all School of Medicine Faculty Actions
  • Process and support faculty review committees
  • Process Retired and Emeritus/Emerita Faculty
  • Provide Informational Support for Department Administrators Regarding Faculty Actions 


Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Faculty Affairs 

Auda Hutto
(615) 322-2165

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative Assistance to Associate Dean
  • Faculty Reappointments and Appointment Verifications
  • Provides Assistance for Faculty Development Programs
  • Logistical Support for Faculty Awards and Faculty Senate Elections