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About Dr. John M Peters

I am a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I also serve as a Faculty Scholar and Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center Institute for Reflective Practice.
In my department I teach courses in reflective practice, action research, and types of teaching and learning. My primary research interest is in reflective practice and action research methodologies.
I have been a member of the UTK faculty since 1970, after serving as a research instructor and assistant professor at North Carolina State University during the three previous years. I received visiting appointments at Cornell University, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of British Columbia, North Carolina State University, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
I have lectured and led seminars at more than 65 colleges and universities around the world. I have published or presented over approximately 200 conference papers, articles, chapters, and books during my career, and directed approximately 60 theses and dissertations.
Recognitions for my teaching, research, and service at the University of Tennessee include the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the L.R. Hesler Award, the Excellence in Academic Outreach Award, and twice faculty recipient of the former College of Education outstanding dissertation award. I received the Association of Continuing Higher Education (South Region) outstanding faculty award and a leadership award from the Tennessee Association for Continuing and Higher Education. I was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 1997 and currently serve on its Board of Directors and as Immediate Past Chair of the Hall.
I formerly served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Adult Education Association, book review editor of Adult Education: A Journal of Research and Theory, and more recently as inaugural member of the advisory board of the Journal of Action Research.


Present Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty Scholar and Director, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center Institute for Reflective Practice, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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519 Bailey Education Complex
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN. 37996


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