School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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.



GAVIN BIDELMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Purdue University [2018]

EUGENE H. BUDER, Professor, PhD (1991), The University of Wisconsin, Madison [2018]

NAOMI EICHRON,  Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), The Graduate Center of the City University of New York [2022]

LYNDA FEENAUGHTY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Buffalo [2023]

HERBERT JAY GOULD, Associate Professor, PhD (1975), The University of Illinois [2020]

LINDA D. JARMULOWICZ, Associate Professor, PhD (2000), City University of New York [2020]

JANI JOHNSON, PhD (2011), The University of Memphis [2022]

LISA LUCKS MENDEL, Associate Professor, PhD (1988), The University of California at Santa Barbara [2020]

MIRIAM VAN MERSBERGEN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2005), University of Minnesota  [2023]

D. KIMBROUGH OLLER, Professor, PhD (1971), The University of Texas Austin [2018]

DAVID J. WARK, Associate Professor, PhD (1971), Indiana University [2020]


SHAUM BHAGAT, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), The University of Texas at Austin [2020]

MICHAEL P. CANNITO, Professor, PhD (1986), The University of Texas at Dallas [2019]

ULRIKE GRIEBEL, PhD (1996), University of Vienna [2018]

JOEL C. KAHANE, Professor, PhD (1975), The University of Pittsburgh [2020]

WALTER H. MANNING, Professor, PhD (1972), Michigan State University [2019]

MAURICE I. MENDEL, Professor, PhD (1970), The University of Wisconsin [2019]

DEBRA SUITER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2001), The University of Tennessee [2017]

VALENTINA TARAN, PhD (2007), University of Memphis [2017]


WENDY ASHCROFT, EdD (1986), University of Memphis [2018]

SAM ATCHERSON, PhD (2006), University of Memphis [2020]

ANGELA CICCIA, PhD (2003), Case Western Reserve University [2019]

BENTON COX, III, AuD (2022), Arizona School of Health Sciences [2015]

ROBYN COX, PhD (1974), Indiana University [2017]

SHARON FAIRBANKS, MA (2012), University of Memphis [2019]

CONNIE KEINTZ, PhD (2004), University of Arizona [2018]

CATHERINE V. PALMER, PhD (1991), Northwestern University [2017]

NANCYE C. ROUSSEL, PhD (1992), Louisiana State University [2018]

JOHN L. SANDIDGE, MA (1996), University of Memphis [2017]

JAMIE SEEK, MA (1999), University of Memphis [2019]

RENE L. UTIANSKI, PhD (2014), Arizona State University [2019]


CASSANDRA BANKS, AuD (2009), University of Kansas [2018]

CORINNA ETHINGTON, PhD (1985), Virginia Tech University [2018]

GEORGIE ANN GOLDSMITH, MA (1980), Memphis State University [2015]

VICKI HADDIX, MS (2003), Emerson College [2018]

JULIE SABLE MARSHALL, CCC-SLP, MA (1986), West Chester University [2018]

LAURA S. MARTIN, MA-CCC (1988), Memphis State University [2015]

JOCLAIRE MERRILL, MA (1999), The University of Memphis [2018]

GEORGE E. RELYEA, MA, MS (1981), Memphis State University [2020]

SHARON ANN ROEHRIG, MAT (1981), Indiana University [2015]

CAROLINE ROYAL-EVANS, MS (1981), The University of Southern Mississippi [2018]

EILEEN SMITH, PhD (2008), Salus University- George S. Osborne College of Audiology [2020]

JENNIFER P. TAYLOR, AuD (2003), The University of Florida [2018]

MARILYN D. WARK, MA (1979), San Diego State University [2018]

TERESA WOLF, MS (1995), Northeastern University-Boston [2015]

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