Staff & Board Members





Robert Brewer

Robert joined Cleveland State Community College in August, 2003. During his time at the college he has developed the first 2-year Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries program in the state and has developed a student chapter of The Wildlife Society. The first A.S. in Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries was offered in 2013. Since its beginning, the program has continued to grow and has seen exceptional success for students transferring to senior institutions. Robert is a member of The Wildlife Society and the faculty advisor to the Student Chapter at Cleveland State.

Robert was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where he spent most of his youth roaming the fields and forests of his grandparent’s farm. It was there that he developed his passion for conservation. He attended The University of Tennessee where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science with minors in Forestry and Zoology in 1990 and his Master of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 1999.

Jenny Paul

Dr. Jenny Paul holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and Freshwater Ecology from the University of North Texas and recently earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Paul has led several large-scale international field studies involving fish and aquatic invertebrates through fellowships with the National Science Foundation, in addition to research through the Center for Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Aquatic Science at SIU. Through the development of new courses, fostering undergraduate research, and mentoring students, she intends to grow the fisheries and freshwater science arm of the program.

Mitch Ingram

Mitch Ingram, Agriculture Instructor, a Monroe County native, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in Agriculture Education.  Ingram taught high school agriculture and FFA for 20 years in McMinn and Monroe Counties.  Mitch, his wife Kathryn and son John live and operate their family farm.

Advisory Board

  • Mary Miller (US Forest Service)
  • Kirk Miles (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
  • Jim Evans (USDA APHIS)
  • Nancy Doorman (Tennessee State Parks)
  • Gina Sowders (Tennessee Division of Forestry)
  • Raymond Moore (TVA)


Executive Board

  • Dr. Seymour
  • Senator Mike Bell
  • Greg Vital
  • Mike Butler

Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • Tennessee's Community Colleges
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway