Ralph G. Brockett is the new head for the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. He came to the University of Tennessee in 1988. Brockett teaches graduate courses in adult education, adult learning, and research methods.
His major scholarly interests are in the areas of self-directed learning, ethics in adult education, and the study of the adult education field. Brockett received his PhD in adult education from Syracuse University and his MEd in counseling and BA in psychology from the University of Toledo. Previously, he was on the faculty at Montana State University and Syracuse University and worked in continuing education for health and human services professionals.