Graduate School
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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.


MARTIN L. LEVIN, Professor, PhD (1967), The Johns Hopkins University [2019]

JENI LOFTUS, Associate Professor, PhD (2004), Indiana University [2018]

LARRY R. PETERSEN, Professor, PhD (1977), Washington State University [2018]

CAROL RAMBO, Associate Professor, PhD (1993), The University of Florida [2017]

WANDA RUSHING, Professor, PhD (1998), The University of Tennessee [2015]

JUNMIN WANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), New York University [2020]


SETH ABRUTYN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of California-Riverside [2017]

WESLEY JAMES, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Mississippi State University [2015]

ANNA S. MUELLER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Texas at Austin [2017]

ZANDRIA ROBINSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Northwestern University [2018]


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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