About the Quillen Chair of Excellence

w_p_buildingThe James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education is an endowed chair in the Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City established specifically to address issues related to teaching, its relationship to learning, innovative practice and problem solving. The Quillen Chair, established in 1994, honors former First District Congressman James H. Quillen, who represented Northeast Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives for well over 30 years.

Chairholder Dr. Aimee Lee Govett, appointed in August 2014, is a professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at East Tennessee State University. As a scholar, Dr. Govett has focused on the development of new ways to introduce and teach science to elementary, middle level and secondary students and their teachers.


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