Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.

Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.


Full MEMBERS

ROSIE PHILLIPS BINGHAM, Professor, PhD (1977), The Ohio State University [2019]

JOE M. BLACKBOURN, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (1985), Mississippi State University [2022]

SHA'KEMA BLACKMON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), Loyola University Chicago [2019]

SARA K. BRIDGES, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), The University of Memphis [2020]

ALISON HAPPEL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Georgia State University [2020]

LEIGH HARRELL-WILLIAMS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Virginia Tech [2020]

LEIGH FALLS HOLMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Sam Houston State University [2018]

YEH HSUEH, Associate Professor, EdD (1997), Harvard University [2019]

RICHARD K. JAMES, Professor, PhD (1974), Indiana State University [2019]

CHLOË LANCASTER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi [2019]

SUZANNE H. LEASE, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale [2019]

ALAN LENZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi [2019]

O. RICHARD LIGHTSEY, JR., Associate Professor, PhD (1992), The University of Maryland, College Park [2019]

DANIEL LUSTIG, Professor, PhD (1995), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2017]

SUSAN MAGUN-JACKSON, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), The University of Memphis [2016]

LAURA M. REID MARKS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), Purdue University [2022]

CHRISTIAN MUELLER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of Kentucky [2021]

SUSAN NORDSTROM, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Georgia [2021]

ELIN OVREBO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), The University of Memphis [2019]

ERNEST A. RAKOW, Professor, PhD (1974), The University of Chicago [2021]

CHRISANN SCHIRO-GEIST, Professor, PhD (1974), Northwestern University [2023]

JOHN C. SMART, Professor, PhD (1971), The University of Kentucky [2017]

DOUGLAS C. STROHMER, Professor & Chair, PhD (1979), Michigan State University [2022]

DENISE L. WINDSOR, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Nevada, Las Vegas [2022]

KAREN D. WEDDLE-WEST, Associate Professor and Provost, PhD (1982), The University of Tennessee [2020]

YONGHONG JADE XU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2003), The University of Arizona [2017]

STEPHEN ZANSKAS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), Michigan State University [2020]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

MICHELLE BRASFIELD, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), University of Memphis [2023]

MELISSA FICKLING, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), University of North Carolina at Greensboro [2021]

JOHN R. MCCONNELL, III, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Memphis [2020]

ANTHONY T. PERONE, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Illinois at Chicago [2020]

ERAINA SCHAUSS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), George Washington University [2022]

RYAN WILLIAMS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Loyola University Chicago [2019]

CHIA-CHEN YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Winsconsin-Madison [2021]


ADJUNCT MEMBERS

TIMOTHY J. ARENTSEN, PhD (2014), Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology [2019]

SUSAN MCCHESNEY ATKINS, PhD (1995), University of South Carolina [2017]

LISBETH A. BERBARY, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Georgia [2018]

JEFF BLANCETT,EdD (2008), University of Memphis [2017]

ALAN BRUCE, PhD (1979), University of Hull, United Kingdom [2017]

MARY BURKE, PhD (2002), The University of Memphis [2015]

CARL CHANDO, EdD (1997), University of Memphis [2017]

MACE CODAY, PhD (1992), Memphis State University [2017]

FOROOZANDEH FAGHIHI, PhD (1998), University of Memphis [2018]

JAMES FORD,MS (2010), University of Memphis [2020]

SHARON HORNE, PhD (1998), University of Georgia [2015]

JENNIFER L. JACOBSON, Psy.D.  (2002), Spalding University [2019]

REBECCA JOHNSON, PhD (1984), University of Southern California [2015]

THOMAS KIRCHBERG, PhD (1992), University of Memphis [2018]

BELINDA MANDRELL, PhD (2008), University of Tennessee Health Science Center [2015]

CHRIS PACKARD, MEd (1976), Gannon University [2015]

RONNIE PRIEST, PhD (1990), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa [2018]

ANN TAYLOR, PhD (2009) The University of Memphis [2019]

WENDY WILLINGHAM, EdD (2009), The University of Memphis [2018]


ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS

EVA JO EPSTEIN, EdD (1996), The University of Memphis [2016]

GREGORY HUGHES, PhD (2007), South Florida Theological Seminary [2016]

JAN KIERSKY, PhD (2009), The University of Memphis [2016]

DONALD M. MORRISON, EdD (1990), University of Memphis [2016]

LAVONNIE PERRY-CLAYBON, PhD (2008), Capella University [2017]

JULIA ROSS, EdD (1995), The University of Memphis [2016]

ANN ELIZABETH TAYLOR, EdD (2009), The University of Memphis [2016]

MARY WANAT, PhD (1995), The University of Memphis [2016]

BETTY WINTER, EdD (1994), University of Memphis [2016]


AFFILIATE MEMBERS

PAMELA COGDAL, Associate Clinical Professor, PhD (1988), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale [2017]

GARY DONHARDT, PhD (1982), Ohio University [2015]

CORRINA A. ETHINGTON, Professor, PhD (1985), Virginia Polytechnic & State University [2015]

MARTIN JONES, PhD (2007), Indiana University Bloomington [2019]

MICHAEL MACKAY, Instructor, PhD (2013), University of Memphis [2017]

CYNTHIA MARTIN, PhD (2011), The University of Memphis [2018]

BRENT MORGAN, PhD (2014), The University of Memphis [2017]

VICTORIA MURRELL, PhD (2005), The University of Memphis [2018]

N. DEWAINE RICE, Associate Professor, EdD (1980), Memphis State University [2018]


Adjunct research co-mentor

MEGAN L. WILKINS,  PhD (2006), University of South Carolina [duration of the committee]

 

NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets