DIVISION OF PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION
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.
JOY A. CLAY, Professor, PhD (1991), Virginia Polytechnic & State University 
DAVID N. COX, Professor, PhD (1977), Indiana University 
LAURA HARRIS, Assistant Professor, PhD (1999), SUNY-Albany 
MICHAEL HOWELL-MORONEY, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), University of Delaware 
SHARON L. WROBEL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2005), University of Texas at Dallas 
LEIGH M. HERSEY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Arizona State University 
ERIN K. NEMENOFF, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Missouri-Kansas City 
JOHN TOPINKA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Florida International University 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
PETER ABELL, MPA (2008), The University of Memphis 
RACHEL CHEEK, JD (2009), The University of Memphis 
TIMOTHY L. FERREE, MPA (2005), The University of Memphis 
PHYLLIS FICKLING, MPA (2005), The University of Memphis 
THOMAS HAYSLEY, MA (2008), University of New Orleans 
ROBERT MARCYZNSKI, JD (1981), University of Toledo 
DAN MURRELL, Masters (1993), The University of Memphis 
CARRIE SANCHEZ, MPA (2006), Florida International University 
JASON SONNENFELT, Instructor, MPA (2001), University of Nebraska-Omaha 
ANNA WORD, Masters (2007), The University of Memphis 
STANLEY E. HYLAND, Associate Professor, PhD (1977), The University of Illinois-Urbana 
SUSAN SCHMIDT, MPA (1999), University of Memphis 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.