DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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.
DIPANKAR DASGUPTA, Professor, PhD (1994), The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom 
STANLEY P. FRANKLIN, Professor, PhD (1963), University of California, Los Angeles 
MAX GARZON, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana 
SANTOSH KUMAR, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), The Ohio State University 
KING-IP LIN, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), The University of Maryland-College Park 
VINHTHUY PHAN, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), State University of New York at Stony Brook 
VASILE RUS, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), Southern Methodist University 
FREDERICK T. SHELDON, PhD (1996), University of Texas at Arlington 
SAJJAN G. SHIVA, Professor, PhD (1975), Auburn University 
LAN WANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2004), University of California Los Angeles 
QISHI WU, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), Louisiana State University 
MARC FISHER, Visiting Assistant, PhD (2008), University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
SCOTT D. FLEMING, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Michigan State University 
TIMOTHY W. HNAT, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Virginia 
LINDA B. SHERRELL, PhD (1995), Louisiana State University 
WILLIAM B. BAGGETT, PhD (1998), The University of Memphis 
HONGJUN SONG, PhD (1998), University of Memphis 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBER
ANDREW J. NEEL, PhD (2007), University of Memphis 
ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR
BENJAMIN M. MARLIN, PhD (2008), University of Toronto [duration of committee appointment]
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.