The Macebearer is the highest faculty honor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is symbolic of the faculty’s commitment of service to students, to scholarship, and to society.
Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor and Board of Visitors Professor in the School of Information Sciences, is a world-renowned researcher who has had a profound influence on our understanding of information and how information professionals serve their constituents. Her work, which has been cited more than 10,000 times and garnered more than $10 million in funding, has influenced the tools and behaviors that scientists and engineers use to communicate with each other and with nonexpert audiences. She has received numerous honors, including being named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and becoming the first woman to hold the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communication Technologies. “Dr. Tenopir is also an amazing mentor to students, professionals, and other faculty,” a colleague wrote. “She generously and selflessly shares her expertise, experience, and enthusiasm with anyone who is lucky enough to work with her.”