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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.


SUMANTA ACHARYA, Professor, PhD (1982), University of Minnesota [2020]

JOHN HOCHSTEIN, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Akron [2020]

WILLIAM S. JANNA, Professor,PhD (1976), University of Toledo [2020]

GLADIUS LEWIS, Professor, PhD (1976), University of Nottingham, England [2019]

HSIANG HSI LIN, Professor, PhD (1985), The University of Cincinnati [2020]

JEFFREY G. MARCHETTA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2002), The University of Memphis [2015]

GARY QI, Assistant Professor, PhD (1996), Texas Tech University [2019]

JIADA MO, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville [2020]

TEONG TAN, Associate Professor, PhD (1984) Iowa State University [2019]


FRANK DUDDE, Dipl.-Ing. (1991), University of Stuttgart [2014]

GORDON HUNTER, PhD (1984), Massachusetts Institute of Technology [2015] 

JIANYU LI,PhD (2006), Dalian University of Technology [2017]

HAI TRIEU, PhD (1995), Case Western Reserve University [2016] 

STEVEN F. WAYNE, PhD (1984), University of Connecticut [2016]

YONGQUAN ZHOU, MS (1997), Rochester Institute of Technology [2015]


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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