Undergraduate Advising

The Department has two advisers for undergraduate students, Mrs. Mary Tucker (advising students with last names N-Z) and Mrs. Tessica Dooley (advising students with last names A-M). Students may email their advisers individually to set up appointments.

MrsTuckerMary Honoré Tucker holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, a Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, and a Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

Mrs Tucker's law practice experience includes a federal clerkship in the chambers of Chief Judge Ralph E. Tyson in the Middle District of Louisiana and work in both a boutique civil litigation firm in New Orleans and a large general practice firm in Baton Rouge. Her higher education experience includes serving as the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at LSU in Baton Rouge, and Advisor/Assistant Director for Pre Law Advising in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. An active NACADA member, Mrs. Tucker currently serves as the Chair of Pre Law Advising. She has completed the Emerging Leaders Fellowship (2014-2016) through NACADA, which is a competitive international award given to 10 advisors annually.

Mrs. Tucker has developed and taught classes in the areas of Legal Thought, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, Capital Punishment, and Courts in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Mrs. Tucker serves multiple roles in the Department, including advising the undergraduate student population, teaching courses, directing the Honors program, serving on the Scholarship Committee, coordinating the internship program, serving as the coordinator of the online undergraduate program, and serving as a member of the curriculum committee.


MrsDooleyMrs. Tess Dooley joins the Criminology Criminal Justice department as an Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, advising undergraduate students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Mrs. Dooley holds a B.A. in Psychology (minor in Sociology) from the University of Central Arkansas and a J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Arkansas, since 2006. Mrs. Dooley most recently served as a Visiting Instructor in the Legal Studies department and the Interim Pre-Law Center Director at the University of Illinois at Springfield, as well as an online instructor for the Master's program for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas.

Prior to transitioning to full-time teaching, Mrs. Dooley was a practicing attorney in both private firm and corporate settings, focusing in the areas of family law, employees' benefits and civil litigation. She also maintains a research interest in U.S. health care law and policy, specifically ERISA, the Affordable Care Act's impact on business and Medicaid expansion, recently coauthored an article, "To Expand or Not: Key Factors that Impact Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act" currently under review for journal publication, and is currently working on an article, "Employer Penalty Delay: By What Authority?" In addition to her professional experience, Mrs. Dooley has previously served in leadership roles in the Arkansas Bar Association, including a position on the Board of Governors and Executive Council for the Young Lawyers' Association, has been highly active in mentoring high school and college students interested in attending law school, and enjoys giving motivational speeches for various organizations and institutions regarding the experiences of being a successful first generation minority student.

Mrs. Dooley's teaching experience includes Introduction to the American Legal System, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law, Poverty Law and Justice, Juvenile Law, and Legal Research and Citation. She will be teaching CJUS 1100 in the Fall 2017 semester.


Undergraduate Internships

Internship Objectives

  • To assist interns in identifying and strengthening their career-related skills while contributing to the sponsoring agency;
  • To assist interns in clarifying their career option and developing skills and experience to facilitate employment opportunities;
  • To provide opportunities for interns to relate academic and theoretical knowledge to job-related skills and experiences;
  • To facilitate communication and networking between the University of Memphis and the community;
  • To provide university resources to community agencies;
  • To assist in curriculum development and program evaluation.


Placement Agency Responsibilities

In order to maximize opportunities for placement success, agency intern coordinators should:

  • Meet with the intern early in the semester to establish a mutually agreeable work schedule that will allow the student to complete the required 120 hours.
  • Orient the intern to the agency's specific policies and procedures regarding dress, hours of operation, telephone protocols, and other workplace norms.
  • Remain cognizant that interns are prohibited from being placed in dangerous situations, participating in undercover activities, and transporting clients in their personal or agency vehicle.
  • Provide the intern with the necessary resources and instructions to perform relevant agency tasks appropriate for a BA student's level of expertise.
  • Monitor the intern and provide constructive feedback on their performance.
  • Notify the Undergraduate Internship Coordinator if there are any problems or concerns with your intern by e-mail or by telephone at (901) 678-2737.
  • Complete the on-line Mid-term Agency Evaluation. It is recommended to do this during the third or fourth week of the internship but it can be done sooner or later. The evaluation can be done multiple times if needed.
  • Complete the Internship Agency Evaluation at the end of the internship period.