Graduate School
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Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

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.


MEMBERS

QUENTIN C. CHU, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  [2020]

PANKAJ K. JAIN, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), Indiana University [2014]

CHRISTINE X. JIANG, Professor, PhD (1992), Drexel University [2020]

THOMAS H. McINISH, Wunderlich Chair, PhD (1978), The University of Pittsburgh [2015]

SANDRA CRISTINA MORTAL, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Georgia [2018]

C. S. PYUN, Professor, PhD (1966), The University of Georgia [2020]

RONALD W. SPAHR, Professor, PhD (1976), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2017]

MARK SUNDERMAN, Morris Real Estate Chair, PhD (1986), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2014]


ASSOCIATE MEMBER

RICHARD D. EVANS, Professor, PhD (1974), University of Missouri-Columbia [2020]

LEI GAO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Georgia [2018]


ADJUNCT MEMBER

SUSAN ELKINAWAY, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Oregon [2015]


ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS

ROBERT PAUL ARAGON, JD (1967), Williamette University [2017]

TIMOTHY FITE, EdD (1994), Vanderbilt University [2017]

SHAWN EMERSON MASSEY, MBA (1986), Memphis State University [2016]

RONALD E. POE, JD (1979) Memphis State University [2014]

FRANK SANPIETRO, MA (1995), Columbia University [2015]

RANDOLPH WORD, MS (1997), Texas A&M University [2016]


ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR

MICHAEL S. PAGANO, PhD (1999), Rutgers University [duration of committee]


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) 678-2531
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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