MTEC Entrance

Proper academic advice is critical to one’s gaining the most from the college experience.  Advisors possess an in-depth understanding of the academic processes and policies that sometimes perplex new or returning students. Advisors can save students time and money by ensuring that course selections fit the degree programs.  They will not always know the answer; however, they will know whom to contact.  At MTEC, we have two on-staff advisors who have particular areas of expertise.


Center Coordinator
Wayne Dillingham is Coordinator of the Middle Tennessee Education Center.  He is responsible for identifying, creating, and delivering educational opportunities and for highlighting the Center’s role in the community.  He manages the Center’s daily operations.  Students wishing to enroll at MTSU and those currently enrolled are welcome to talk with him about their questions or issues.


MTSU Advisors

Dr. Michaele Chappell is coordinator / advisor for Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics.


Dr. Connie Jones is advisor for B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies.


Gretchen Leming is undergraduate advisor for business degree programs.


Dr. Terri Tharp is AST Transfer Advisor and advisor for B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies.


MSCC Advisor
James Tyler "JT" Burton has been the head basketball coach at Motlow State Community College since June 4, 2015, having previously served one season as the Director of Player Development at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and six years as head coach at St. Catherine in Springfield, Kentucky. In all, he has more than 15 years of coaching experience. Coach Burton earned his bachelor's degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1999 and his master's degree from Campbellsville University in 2005. He is eager to advise MTEC's Motlow students regarding all their academic needs and interests.



Wayne Dillingham is the MTEC Coordinator and the MTSU Advisor at MTEC.  Please contact him with any of your MTEC questions.