David Goddard, formerly of the Knoxville News Sentinel, has joined the College of Engineering as coordinator of media relations, where he will focus on media placement for engineering research, faculty, students, and outreach.
Goddard reports to Dean Wayne Davis and serves on the dean’s leadership team. He is also a member of the Office of Media and Internal Relations team, which is part of the Office of Communications and Marketing.
An East Tennessee native, Goddard was most recently an online producer for the News Sentinel, where he spent seven years compiling, editing, designing, or working with the publication of articles for both print and online distribution. Prior to the News Sentinel, he worked as assistant news editor for the Daily Times in Maryville and as a reporter for the Cleveland Banner and the Morristown Citizen-Tribune.
Goddard graduated from UT in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in geography. He is a three-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists Award of Excellence as well as the 2012, 2011, and 2008 winner of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s statewide award for design.
“David will help advance our strategic goals for growing the college and enhancing Tennessee’s workforce,” Davis said. “His background as a reporter and producer will help us share the many ways our college has an impact across the state, nation, and world.”
Goddard will work closely with the Engineering Communications Office and Engineering Development Office on advancing public relations goals with the college’s broad constituencies.