Teresa Hartnett, EdD, MPA

As the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration in the College of Medicine, Dr. Hartnett serves at the chief budget officer for the College, overseeing a state-funded budget of more than $72 million. She provides financial leadership in college-wide budgeting, staffing and resource utilization analyses, with a focus on identifying the most efficient and effective use of fiscal and human resources. Before joining The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Hartnett served in several administrative leadership roles at the University of Memphis, where she led the institutional administrative process improvement initiative and directed the implementation of an institutional pilot Shared Services Center, both designed to capture efficiency and effectiveness gains and drive sustainable change. Prior to that time, she worked for the World Bank for five years, researching educational issues in Sub Saharan Africa.

She earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Memphis; a Master’s in Public Finance from New York University; and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from George Washington University.


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