Dr. Gentry is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Earth and Environmental
Sciences. His primary research interests include biogeography, dendrochronology, and
spatial analysis. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana State University. Dr.
Gentry served as the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research from 2012-2016,
was on the Executive Committee of the Tree-Ring Society from 2015-2020, selected to
be the State of Tennessee Geography Steward for the National Geographic Society from
2018-2020, and was the Interim Director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology