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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

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

CYRIL F. CHANG, Professor, PhD (1979), The University of Virginia [2020]

ANDREW HUSSEY, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), Duke University [2018]

DAVID M. KEMME, Professor, PhD (1980), The Ohio State University [2020]

ALBERT A. OKUNADE, Professor, PhD (1986), The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville [2020]

WILLIAM T. SMITH, Professor, PhD (1987), The University of Virginia [2016] 


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

CARMEN FIGARI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Washington University St. Louis [2018]

JOHN E. GNUSCHKE, Professor, PhD (1975), The University of Missouri [2016]

JOONHYUNG LEE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Texas at Austin [2018]

JOSE J LOPEZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014) University of Chicago [2020]

OLEKSANDR NIKOLSKO-RZHEVSKY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Houston [2014]

JAMIN SPEER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Yale University [2020]


ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS

JEAN CUPIDON, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Texas Tech University [2016]

STEFFANY ELLIS, PhD (1993), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill [2017]

SATADRU MUKHERJEE, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Houston [2015]

SUMANT RAI, PhD (2012), University of Washington [2015]

JOSEPH P. WEINGARTEN, PhD (1995), The University of Memphis [2014]


ADJUNCT MEMBER

K.K. FUNG, PhD (1970), Harvard University [2017]

WILLIAM T. GAVIN (1982), Ohio State University [2017]

JAMES T. VOLLMAR (2004), University of Notre Dame [2017]

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ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR

DAVID C. SHARP, PhD (1997), The University of Memphis [Duration of Committee Appointment]


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) 678-4212
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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