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Department of Earth Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES

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

MERVIN J. BARTHOLOMEW, Professor and Chair, PhD (1971), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [2019]

DORIAN BURNETTE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Arkansas [2018]

JER-MING CHIU, Professor, PhD (1982), Cornell University [2018]

EUNSEO CHOI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), California Institute of Technology [2019]

ROBERT P. CONNOLLY, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2020]

RANDEL T. COX, Associate Professor, PhD (1995), The University of Missouri [2018]

CHRIS H. CRAMER, Research Professor, PhD (1976), Stanford University [2015]

DAVID H. DYE, Associate Professor, PhD (1980), Washington University [2015]

JUDSON B. FINLEY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008) Washington State University [2015]

ARLEEN A. HILL, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), The University of South Carolina [2015]

HSIANG-TE KUNG, Professor, PhD (1980), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville [2016]

YOUNGSANG KWON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), State University of New York at Buffalo [2019]

CHARLES A. LANGSTON, Professor, PhD (1978), California Institute of Technology [2014]

DANIEL LARSEN, Professor, PhD (1994), The University of New Mexico [2019]

ANDREW MICKELSON, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), Ohio State University [2019]

ESRA OZDENEROL, Associate Professor, PhD (2000) Louisiana State University [2019]

CHRISTINE POWELL, Professor, PhD (1976), Princeton University [2017]

JOSE PUJOL, Professor, PhD (1985), The University of Wyoming [2019]

ROBERT F. SMALLEY, JR., Research Professor, PhD (1988), Cornell University [2017]

GEORGE H. SWIHART, Professor, PhD (1987), The University of Chicago [2017]

ROY B. VAN ARSDALE, Professor, PhD (1979), The University of Utah [2017]

MITCHELL M. WITHERS, Associate Research Professor, PhD (1997), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology [2015]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

ANZHELIKA ANTIPOVA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), Louisiana State University [2017]

STEPHEN HORTON, Research Scientist, PhD (1992), The University of Nevada-Reno [2014]

DAVID N. LUMSDEN, Professor, PhD (1965), University of Illinois Urbana [2017]

DAREN T. NELSON, Instructor, PhD (2012), University of Utah [2019]

RYAN M. PARISH, PhD (2013), University of Memphis [2019]


ADJUNCT MEMBERS

SARAH ANN BOYLE, PhD (2008), Arizona State University [2014]

RYAN CSONTOS, PhD (2007), The University of Memphis [2014]

STAN DUNAGAN, PhD (1998), The University of Tennessee [2015]

ROBERT DUNN, PhD (1983), University of New Mexico [2015]

JUDSON FINLEY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), Washington State University [2015]

JACK W. GRUBAUGH, PhD (1994), University of Georgia [2014]

LISA KEYS-MATHEWS, PhD (2007), The University of Memphis [2014]

KATERINE MICKELSON, PhD (2002), Ohio State University [2015]

MELANIE A. RAPINO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Connecticut [2014]

LAWRENCE J. SMITH, JD (1983), University of Memphis Law School [2014]

GREGORY TAFF, PhD (2007), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2015]

MARTITIA P. TUTTLE, PhD (1999), University of Maryland [2015]

DONALD D. TYLER, PhD (1978), The University of Kentucky [2015]

GUY G. WEAVER, JR., MA (1978), Memphis State University [2015]


ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR

OLIVER BOYD, PhD (2004), University of Colorado at Boulder [Duration of committee appointment]

HEATHER DESHON, Assistant Research Professor, PhD (2004), University of California, Santa Cruz [Duration of Committee Appointment]

MEHMET KOCAK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Memphis [Duration of Committee Appointment]

DEWEI LI, PhD (1995), China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) [Duration of Committee Appointment]

MARIA. BEATRICE MAGNANI, Assistant Research Professor, PhD (1999), Universita' degli Studi di Perugia, Italy [Duration of committee appointment]

JON RUSS, Associate Professor, PhD (1991), Texas A&M University [Duration of Committee Appointment]


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

Graduate School
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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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