Student Affairs

Our College

The University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country.

Our College

The University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country.

Student Affairs Staff

Maria Saez Tatman

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director for Diversity and Inclusion

E-mail: mstatman@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6790

Maria Saez Tatman earned a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and zoology, both from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the College of Law, she served as the associate dean of student services & advising at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and the assistant dean of career planning and professional development at the University of Oregon School of Law.  Her legal career focused on management-side labor and employment law, health law and medical malpractice.

Saez Tatman serves on committees with the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for LeaderShape, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that partners with colleges and universities to provide leadership learning experiences for people to explore their values, what they care about and how they can contribute to change in the world.

Sheryl Branson
Senior Administrative Services Assistant

E-mail: sbranson@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6791

Amy Phillips
Student Services Assistant II

E-mail: ageorge4@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6790

Kristen Carlosh

Doctoral Candidate and Wellness Counselor

E-mail: KCarlosh@vols.utk.edu
Phone: 423-915-9532

Kristen A. Carlosh is a licensed school and clinical mental health counselor and graduate student in the counselor education Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee.

She is passionate about educating others about mental health and removing the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health services.

Prior to attending UT, she has served as a therapeutic crisis intervention trainer and mental health crisis therapist and educator focused on wellness, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and self-care.

As a counselor, she uses an integrated approach to therapeutic interventions, including acceptance and commitment therapy, voice dialogue and internal family systems therapy, and relational cultural therapy. An advocate for underserved populations, she has worked in research for over 15 years to bring resources, education, and awareness for a number of health and mental health factors to rural and urban Tennesseans.