Graduate School
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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING,
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & 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.


MEMBERS

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

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

SARA K. BRIDGES, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), The University of Memphis [2014]

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

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

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

CHLOƋ 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]

CHRISTIAN MUELLER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of Kentucky [2015]

NANCY NISHIMURA, Associate Professor, EdD (1991), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa [2015]

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

RONNIE PRIEST, Associate Professor, PhD (1990), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa [2014]

ERNEST A. RAKOW, Professor, PhD (1974), The University of Chicago [2014]

CHRISANN SCHIRO-GEIST, Professor, PhD (1974), Northwestern University [2016]

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

DOUGLAS C. STROHMER, Professor & Chair, PhD (1979), Michigan State University [2016]

DENISE L. WINDSOR, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Nevada, Las Vegas [2016]

KAREN D. WEDDLE-WEST, Associate Professor, PhD (1982), The University of Tennessee [2014]

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

STEPHEN ZANSKAS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), Michigan State University [2014]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

LISBETH A. BERBARY, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Georgia [2015]

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

SUSAN NORDSTROM, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Georgia [2020]

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

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

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ADJUNCT MEMBERS

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

STEPHANIE BLAISDELL, PhD (2000), Arizona State University [2015]

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]

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

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

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

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


ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS

JEFF BLANCETT, EdD (2008), The University of Memphis [2014]

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

FOROOZANDEH FAGHIHI, PhD (1998), The University of Memphis [2015]

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

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

CYNTHIA MARTIN, PhD (2011), The University of Memphis [2014]

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

LAVONNIE PERRY-CLAYBON, PhD (2008), Capella University [2014]

LOUIS ROCCONI, PhD (2010), The University of Memphis [2014]

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

MARDI MICHELE SMITH, PhD (2010), The University of Memphis [2014]

MICHAEL A. STARKS, PhD (2008), The University of Mississippi [2014]

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

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

TYRA A. WATTS, PhD (2003), Southern Illinois University [2013]

WENDY WILLINGHAM, EdD (2009), The University of Memphis [2015]

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


AFFILIATE MEMBERS

JOHN BURGETTE, PhD (2007), The University of Memphis [2014]

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]`

Louis A. Franceschini, Research Associate, PhD (2004), University of Memphis [2014]

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

CYNTHIA MARTIN, PhD (2011), The University of Memphis [2015]

VICTORIA MURRELL, PhD (2005), The University of Memphis [2015]

N. DEWAINE RICE, Associate Professor, EdD (1980), Memphis State University [2015]


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

Graduate School
Administration Bldg. 215
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2531
Fax: (901) 678-0378

Guidelines and Procedures for Graduate Faculty Status

Roles and Criteria for Graduate Faculty Status

Graduate Faculty Application

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