Teri Baxter

UT Law names Baxter new associate dean for faculty development

The University of Tennessee College of Law recently named Teri Dobbins Baxter its new associate dean for faculty development.

When she begins in her new role August 1, Baxter will assume responsibility from her predecessor, professor Gregory Stein, in promoting and fostering excellence and productivity in faculty scholarship and innovative, effective teaching. Baxter also will assist the dean in raising the college’s national reputation for academic excellence.

Baxter currently serves as a professor of law at UT, where she joined the faculty in 2013.

“In her time at UT Law, Professor Baxter has established herself as a talented teacher and a dedicated, collaborative colleague who is committed to the success of the college, our students, and her fellow faculty,” said Dean Melanie D. Wilson. “This new role as associate dean for faculty development will be a natural fit for Teri.”

Baxter previously taught at Saint Louis University School of Law from 2002 to 2013 and practiced for five years in the Houston office of what is now Locke Lord LLP.

In her scholarship, Baxter focuses on family, privacy, and related constitutional issues. She earned her law and bachelor’s degrees at Duke University.