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Interview with Dr. George H. Hoemann Assistant Dean, Chair of Commission for LGBT People
Voices of Diversity
  • Donna Marie Braquet, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • James Roger Weaver, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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  • Assistant Dean,
  • Chair of Commission for LGBT People
George H. Hoemann<
Distance Education and Independent Study
Time at UTK
18 years
Gender Identity
Type of Story
Date of Interview
Dr. George H. Hoemann is Assistant Dean for Distance Education and holds the Ph.D. in American Constitutional-Legal History from Rice University (1982) and the M.S.L.S. from the University of Tennessee (1995). His publications include What God Hath Wrought: the Embodiment of Freedom in the Thirteenth Amendment as well as assistant or associate editor on numerous volumes of the Papers of John Marshall, the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Papers of Andrew Jackson. He is the co-author and maintainer of the American Civil War Homepage (, an award-winning gateway to online materials. Hoemann has taught undergraduate and graduate-level classes at UT concerning the Information Age, served on the University's Intellectual Property committee and has conducted intensive workshops and an online course on these issues in Tennessee and the Southeast. The oldest of seven children, Hoemann is a native of Iowa and was employed at the College of William and Mary and Princeton University before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1988. Hoemann and two other UT colleagues helped found the Commission for LGBT People in December 2006; at the inaugural meeting of the commission he was elected chair and subsequently re-elected in May 2008. He also serves on the Commission for Women, the Commission for Blacks, and the Council on Diversity and Interculturalism. With his partner, Roger Weaver, Hoemann lives in a renovated Victorian home in Knoxville’s 4th & Gill historic neighborhood. He enjoys opera, classical music, gardening, cooking and old movies.

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Donna Marie Braquet and James Roger Weaver. "Interview with Dr. George H. Hoemann Assistant Dean, Chair of Commission for LGBT People" (2008)
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