Brent Lamons
​Dr. Brent Lamons is the new director of advising for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in the UT Institute of Agriculture.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brent Lamons as director of advising.

In his new role, Lamons will help faculty and students learn more about UT’s new advising policies and procedures. In addition, Lamons will help transfer students who have yet to identify a major, review petitions and other related activities.

“Brent will work with the rest of the CASNR student services staff to provide students with seamless transitions from recruiting, to retention, to career services,” said Dr. John Stier, CASNR assistant dean.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the administration, staff, faculty and students in CASNR and UTK constituents across campus to meet and exceed goals concerning institutional, college and student success,” said Lamons. 

Lamons is well suited to his new role at CASNR. He recently completed his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of South Florida. While at USF, Lamons served as an academic advisor for pre-education students before taking on the role of Coordinator of Advising for the College of Education. He also served as an adjunct professor and instructor at USF. 

“While I truly enjoyed and valued my educational and professional experience at the University of South Florida, I’m thrilled to be back at my home state and working at its flagship university,” said Lamons. 

“He brings unique and needed skill sets to campus,” said Stier. “He helped implement a student success tracking system during his time at USF in 2005. This system is very similar to the upcoming UTrack, and this makes him one of the few at UT to have experience in this type of system.”

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.



Dr. Brent Lamons, UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 865-974-7493,

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