Bredesen Center Director
Dr. Lee Riedinger is a Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on the faculty since 1971. He received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1968.
Dr. Michael Simpson
Bredesen Center Assistant Director
Dr. Michael L. Simpson received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1991. He started his research life as an Electrical Engineer, but followed the call of interdisciplinary research to the boundaries between life, computational, and physical sciences.
Dr. Russell Zaretzki
DSE Program Director
Dr. Russell Zaretzki is an Associate Professor with the Haslam College of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University and has been on the UT Faculty since 2004.
Administrative Support Assistant
Tracey Bucher is the administrative assistant for the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. Tracey is originally from Bellbrook, Ohio. She began working at the University of Tennessee in 2015.
Wanda Davis is the assistant to the director and Business Manager for the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. Wanda moved to Tennessee from San Antonio, Texas and currently resides in Maryville, Tennessee.
Erin Favier is an Administrative Specialist for the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. Erin has worked at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2016.
Jessica began working at the University of Tennessee in 2015. Prior to joining The Bredesen Center she worked four years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory supporting researchers and technicians at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.