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Current Chief of Staff to Tim Burchett, Mayor of Knox County, Dean Rice will be the
next speaker in King University’s History and Political Science Quality Enhancement
Plan (QEP) project, Communicating in the History and Political Science Workplace.”
The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in White Hall room 11 at King
University in Bristol, Tenn.
Rice is a native of Knoxville and graduated from the University of Tennessee with
a degree in speech communications. In his role as chief of staff, Rice works closely
with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, assisting with city wide issues.
“The King University Department of History and Political Science is delighted to welcome
Dean Rice to campus. Our QEP project helps King students sharpen communication skills
for the workplace,” said Dr. Martin Dotterweich, associate professor of History for
Rice has received numerous honors including the 2006 Statesman of the Year award by
the Tennessee Republican Party, Phi Eta Sigma’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and
the James I. Brown Award for Research Experience, International Listening Association.
Prior to becoming chief of staff, Rice was vice president for Pratt, Pratt, Rice,
Inc. The firm specializes in government and community relations for business development
with federal, state, and local governments. Rice has almost 20 years of experience
in governmental and political sectors in Tennessee, Washington D.C., and South Carolina,
including working for Senator Fred Thompson and Representative John Duncan, Jr.
“Dean’s rich experience in political communications will give students practical and
proven wisdom. We also are looking forward to interacting with Dean about careers
in politics,” Dotterweich added.
In addition to being active in politics and government, Rice is also an avid photographer
and has had photo displays of his journeys.
Tickets for the event are not required; the event is open to the public. For more
information, contact Dr. Martin Dotterweich at 423.652.4835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional
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sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are
offered in business administration, education, and nursing. For more information visit
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