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Joe Pierce, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Students


Joe Pierce, Ed.D. serves as an Associate Dean of Students. He regularly uses his connectedness strength to help various students, faculty, and staff find creative solutions. Joe also provides leadership and strategic direction for basic needs, student governance, family engagement, and outreach and initiatives for the Office of the Dean of Students.

Favorite spot on campus and favorite UT tradition

Student Union, Vol is a Verb, the Torchbearer, really everything that speaks to UT's values

Top 5 CliftonStrengths

Connectedness | Command | Ideation | Empathy | Futuristic


I love to spend time with my family reading, playing games, and doing things outdoors. 

Ask me about... 

Anything! Happy to talk, chat, and ideate about how to make UT Knoxville an environment where all feel that they matter, belong, and feel connected.


BS in Business Management, University of Tennessee - Martin

Masters in Business Administration, Kennesaw State University

Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership, University of Georgia

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