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.
DAN L. LATTIMORE, Dean, PhD (1972), University of Wisconsin-Madison 
KEITH SISSON, Instructor, PhD (2008), University of Memphis 
WILLIAM AKEY, Associate Dean, EdD (2006), University of Memphis 
JOY AUSTIN, Instructor, DA (1983), University of Mississippi 
COLIN CHAPELL, Instructor, PhD (2011), University Alabama 
HAL L. FREEMAN, JR., Instructor, MBA (1999), Union University 
JOANNE GIKAS, Assistant Dean, EdD (2011), University of Memphis 
TIFFANY JOHNSON, Instructor, JD (2002), Georgetown University Law Center 
LORETTA RUDD, Clincial Associate Professor, PhD (2003), Baylor University 
FELICIA FOWLER, EdD (2002), University of Memphis 
RAYLEAN HENRY, EdD (2000), Tennessee State University 
TIMOTHY LENT HOWARD, EdD (2011), University of the Pacific 
MABEL T. HIMEL, EdD (1994), Univeristy of Memphis 
LUCIEN M. GARRETT III, PhD (1998), University of Georgia 
CYNTHIA HILL, MBA (2007), Centenary College 
RADIE KRUEGER, EdD, Nova Southeastern University 
HERBERT MCCREE, EdD (1996), University of Memphis 
THOMAS RUSSELL, PhD (1999), Vanderbilt University 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.