Faculty Fellow | Senior Lecturer of Biology
He oversees TLC’s Teaching Innovation Grants program (formerly Creative Teaching Grants), consults with faculty, and leads or participates in various workshops and institutes. Dr. Guffey is also the Faculty Leader for UT’s participation in the Center of the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). He was recently a member of the committee that developed the UTK Quality Enhancement Plan, which completed its work in late 2015.
Dr. Guffey currently teaches Biology 150: Organismal and Ecological Biology for General Biology. In the past, he has also taught EEB/Anthro 305: Evolution and Society; EEB 484: Conservation Biology; and EEB 460: Evolution. Outside of General Biology, he taught FYS 101 for ten years, and also lectured in the Governor’s School for the Sciences for seven years.
His research interests are biological conservation, environmental history, natural history of the Southern Appalachian biota, classroom and learning-space design, and determinants of student learning success.
Olsen, T. and Guffey, S., 2016. Intentional Process for Intentional Space. Journal of Learning Spaces, 5(1).
Guffey, S. 2005. Environmental history of the upper Tennessee valley bioregion. In Nolt, J., ed. A Land Imperiled: The Declining Ecological Health of the Southern Appalachian Bioregion. University of Tennessee Press.
Guffey, S and Nolt, J. 2005. Biota of the upper Tennessee valley bioregion. In Nolt, J., ed. A Land Imperiled: The Declining Ecological Health of the Southern Appalachian Bioregion. University of Tennessee Press.
Galbreath, P.F., Adams, N.D., Guffey, S.Z. Moore, C.J. and West, J.L. 2001. Persistence of native southern Appalachian brook trout populations in the Pigeon River System of North Carolina. N. Am. J. Fish. Manag. 21:927-934. 2001
Guffey, S.Z., McCracken, G.F., Moore, S. and Parker, C.R. 1998. Southern Appalachian brook trout. In Ecosystem Management for sustainability: Principles and Practices Illustrated by the Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program, J. Peine, ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Hayes, J.P., Guffey, S.Z., Kriegler, F.J., McCracken, G.F. and Parker, C.R. 1996.The genetic diversity of native, stocked, and hybrid populations of brook trout in the southern Appalachians. Conserv. Biol. 10:1403-1412.
McCracken, G.F., Parker, C.R. Guffey, S.Z.. 1993. Genetic differentiation between stocked hatchery and native trout in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 122:533-542.