LEIC Staff

LEIC STAFF


Rick Scarbrough : Executive Director, LEIC

Rick Scarbrough

Executive Director, LEIC

865-946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
rick.scarbrough@tennessee.edu


Misty Bean : Business Manager, LEIC

Misty Bean

Business Manager, LEIC

(865) 946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
misty.bean@tennessee.edu

Misty Bean joined the LEIC in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant to provide fiscal support for the center’s staff. She is responsible for all accounting duties related to the National Forensic Science Institute grants and its accounts receivable records, as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) grants involved with law enforcement and community training services.

Bean began her career at the University of Tennessee in October 2003 in Mail Services as a Senior Postal Clerk. Her duties there included mail sorting and delivery and processing of incoming and outgoing mail. She transferred to Graphic Arts Service in July 2005 as a Work Order Coordinator. Her duties there included entering job specifications and assisting customers with various printing decisions.

Greg Coker : Specialist, LEIC

Greg Coker

Specialist, LEIC

865.947.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
greg.coker@tennessee.edu

Greg Coker Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in April 2016 as a Training Coordinator for the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC. Greg came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Knoxville Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant. During his police career, he served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the Support Services Division. His leadership positions included assignments with supervisory responsibility over Patrol squads, Records, Crime Analysis, Technical Services, and the Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit. He served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force. Greg served on the Governor’s Counter Terrorism task force and taught in the area of Homeland Security. Greg also served as the department’s Primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a firearms instructor assisting with those curricula at the Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy. Prior to beginning work with the police department in 1990, Greg served three years on active duty in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. Continuing on to 26 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and National Guard, Greg also worked as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Specialist, a Civil Affairs Specialist, and a Cavalry Scout.

Greg is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.

Amy Hall : Administrative Support Assistant II, LEIC

Amy Hall

Administrative Support Assistant II, LEIC

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
amy.hall@tennessee.edu

Amy Hall joined LEIC in January 2017. Prior to working at LEIC, she handled accounting for a local construction company; and she served as an administrative assistant for an engineering firm. While in college, she completed an internship at Lockheed Martin at the ORNL (X-10) facility in the Central Management Division. After graduation, she worked as an administrative assistant at ORNL (X-10) in the waste management remedial action division. Amy received an associate’s degree in applied science in the office system technology field from Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

Jeff Hundley : Training Coordinator, LEIC

Jeff Hundley

Training Coordinator, LEIC

865-946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jeff.hundley@tennessee.edu
Jason Jones : Training Specialist, LEIC

Jason Jones

Training Specialist, LEIC

865.946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jason.jones@tennessee.edu
Jeff Lindsey : Program Enrichment Manager, LEIC

Jeff Lindsey

Program Enrichment Manager, LEIC

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jeff.lindsey@tennessee.edu

Jeff Lindsey joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in January 2016 as the Program Manager. In the Program Manager’s role he is responsible for ensuring all of the LEIC’s offerings, to include the National Forensic Academy, leadership, and specialty courses, are highly effective and relevant to the needs of law enforcement practitioners. Lindsey came to the LEIC after a 26 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his FBI career, he served in a variety of investigative, tactical, training, senior leadership, and program/project management assignments in the field, as well as within headquarters entities. He had been an active FBI-certified instructor in several areas throughout his career since 1990. Of note, Lindsey served as a Supervisor, Instructor, and Program Manager in the FBI Academy’s Physical Training and Firearms Training Units and the Leadership Development Institute. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI in 1989, Lindsey served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and as an Airborne-Ranger qualified Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army.

In addition to being a graduate of several FBI leadership and executive development courses, Lindsey is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff residence course and the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Carson – Newman College, a Master of Military Studies Degree from the Marine Corps University, and a Doctor of Philosophy of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. His dissertation research focused on the leadership development needs of rising law enforcement leaders.

Emily Miller : Online Training Specialist, LEIC

Emily Miller

Online Training Specialist, LEIC

865.946.3219 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
emily.miller@tennessee.edu

Emily Miller is a Curriculum Specialist with the LEIC. She joined the LEIC in June 2008. Miller hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree she relocated to south Florida, where she worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Miller co-developed LeadAmerica’s college-accredited personal development curriculum and facilitated experiential learning workshops to over 4,000 high school and college-aged students throughout the United States. During her graduate studies she was a Coordinator to the Women & Politics Institute's International Women as Leaders program at American University funded by a grant from the Library of Congress.

Miller has authored a number of successful grants for LEIC and conducts needs assessments as well as validations on all of LEIC's programs.

Miller graduated magna cum laude in both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a master’s degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC.  Her and her husband have three children - a set of boy/girl twins (Franklin and Elizabeth), and another daughter Caroline.

Donnie Ross : Training Specialist, LEIC

Donnie Ross

Training Specialist, LEIC

865-946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
donnie.ross@tennessee.edu

Donnie Ross joined LEIC in June 2021 as a training specialist for the Community Policing Development: Rural Law Enforcement Training Center Grant. He served 15 years with the University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD) where he finished as a lieutenant and led the Criminal Investigations Unit, Property and Evidence section, Strategic Initiatives Unit, and Records Section. He also served as the department’s Internal Affairs commander, background investigator, Critical Incident Response Team commander, and Joint Terrorism Task Force Working Group member. He also spent time leading the department’s Motorcycle Unit, Community Relations Unit, and K-9 Unit. He was a department instructor in defensive tactics, use of force, report writing, and arrest control. He also served as the Rape Aggression Defense coordinator training hundreds of women in self-defense strategies.

Ross is a graduate of the 255th session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a master’s degree in sports management, both from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and a master’s of business administration from UT Martin.

Tim Schade : Training Specialist, LEIC

Tim Schade

Training Specialist, LEIC

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
tim.schade@tennessee.edu

Tim Schade Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in August of 2017 as a Training Specialist with emphasis on the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC and the National Forensic Academy (NFA). Tim came to LEIC with over 28 years of crime scene and forensic experience with the Knoxville Police Department. He is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the IAI and has testified in numerous courts at various levels. He has also served on the Search and Rescue Team.

Tim has performed training for the Knoxville Police Academy and the Citizens Police Academy. He has also been a trainer for the NFA since 2001, taught DNA classes and train the trainer classes for DNA training. He also taught classes for LEIC in Forensic Applications to Bio-Terrorism, Forensic Training for the U.S. Air Force, Forensic Applications in Corrections, Crime Scene Management and Operations, Forensic Applications to Domestic Violence and Campus Sexual Assault, Forensic Photography, Latent Print Identification, and Latent Print Development.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration also from the University of Tennessee.

Sharon Sexton : Administrative Specialist I, LEIC

Sharon Sexton

Administrative Specialist I, LEIC

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
sharon.sexton@tennessee.edu

Sharon Sexton joined LEIC in March 2016, as an Administrative Support Assistant, after serving 15 years as a subcontractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the former K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Sharon worked as an Information Specialist for the Waste Management Division at DOE, and was responsible for processing and maintaining the transportation records associated with hazardous and radioactive waste shipping manifests. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology from Pellissippi State Community College.

Dereck Stewart : Training Associate, LEIC

Dereck Stewart

Training Associate, LEIC

865-946-3206 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
dereck.stewart@tennessee.edu

Dereck R. Stewart serves as a teaching associate at LEIC.  He came to LEIC after his retirement from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  Dereck's experience spans more than three decades where he served in or supervised every business unit within the Highway Patrol before his appointment as the 14th Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 2018.  Dereck became the first African-American Colonel in the 90 year history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  He has been influential in the law enforcement community as a whole-serving most recently on the Governor’s Use of Force and Duty to Intervene Task Force, on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors.

Dereck is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Leadership Program – LEAD Tennessee, the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, the FBI National Academy Session #230, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Executive Leadership Institute (LEEDA), the FBI National Executive Institute Session #39 and the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He holds a Bachelor Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.