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Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson

Coordinator for Academic Advising, Division of Biology


Knoxville, TN


I was born and raised in Knoxville and am a Vol for Life!  In addition to coaching a swim team in the summer, I enjoy outdoor activities such as paddleboarding and tennis.  I love watching football and basketball, particularly my favorite teams, the Vols and the Milwaukee Bucks.  I also enjoy reading fantasy books, such as the Wheel of Time, and watching Marvel movies in a theater.  Lastly, I love spending time with my family and friends!


MS in College Student Development, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

BS in Recreation & Sports Management, BA in American Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Educational Philosophy

I believe that education can be a critical component in the holistic growth and development of people.  A college education not only introduces broad and focused academic knowledge, but also opens doors for students to learn more about people, culture, and life outside of their worldview.  Failure is part of education, as it is part of life, but learning and growing after a setback is critical.  Students evolve through their time in higher education as experiences and knowledge shape their beliefs and values.  As I continue to learn about education and the world around me, my educational philosophy too is constantly evolving.

Favorite Quote

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on a light.”

– Albus Dumbledore

Ross Johnson

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