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.
CYRIL F. CHANG, Professor, PhD (1979), The University of Virginia 
ANDREW HUSSEY, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), Duke University 
DAVID M. KEMME, Professor, PhD (1980), The Ohio State University 
ALBERT A. OKUNADE, Professor, PhD (1986), The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 
WILLIAM T. SMITH, Professor, PhD (1987), The University of Virginia 
CARMEN FIGARI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Washington University St. Louis 
JOHN E. GNUSCHKE, Professor, PhD (1975), The University of Missouri 
JOONHYUNG LEE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Texas at Austin 
OLEKSANDR NIKOLSKO-RZHEVSKY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Houston 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
JEAN CUPIDON, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Texas Tech University 
STEFFANY ELLIS, PhD (1993), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
SATADRU MUKHERJEE, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Houston 
SUMANT RAI, PhD (2012), University of Washington 
JOSEPH P. WEINGARTEN, PhD (1995), The University of Memphis 
K.K. FUNG, PhD (1970), Harvard University 
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.