DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE
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.
QUENTIN C. CHU, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
PANKAJ K. JAIN, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), Indiana University 
CHRISTINE X. JIANG, Professor, PhD (1992), Drexel University 
THOMAS H. McINISH, Wunderlich Chair, PhD (1978), The University of Pittsburgh 
SANDRA CRISTINA MORTAL, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Georgia 
C. S. PYUN, Professor, PhD (1966), The University of Georgia 
RONALD W. SPAHR, Professor, PhD (1976), University of Wisconsin-Madison 
MARK SUNDERMAN, Morris Real Estate Chair, PhD (1986), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
RICHARD D. EVANS, Professor, PhD (1974), University of Missouri-Columbia 
LEI GAO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Georgia 
SUSAN ELKINAWAY, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Oregon 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
ROBERT PAUL ARAGON, JD (1967), Williamette University 
TIMOTHY FITE, EdD (1994), Vanderbilt University 
SHAWN EMERSON MASSEY, MBA (1986), Memphis State University 
RONALD E. POE, JD (1979) Memphis State University 
NAPOLEON OVERTON, Instructor, MBA (1982), University of Memphis 
FRANK SANPIETRO, MA (1995), Columbia University 
RANDOLPH WORD, MS (1997), Texas A&M University 
ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR
MICHAEL S. PAGANO, PhD (1999), Rutgers University [duration of committee]
CHONGYANG CHEN, PhD (2014) University of Texas at Dallas 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.