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.
RICHARD L. IRWIN, Associate Dean, Ed.D. (1990), University of Northern Colorado 
DAN L. LATTIMORE, Dean, PhD (1972), University of Wisconsin-Madison 
PAT M. STEVENS, Associate Professor, Ed.D. (1988), Mississippi State University 
PATTI BRADFORD, Assistant Professor, M.F.A. (1977), Memphis State University 
DIXIE R. CRASE, Professor, PhD (1967), The Ohio State University 
MARGARET A. QUINN, Assistant Professor, MEd (1976), Memphis State University 
CONSTANCE B. CALDWELL, PhD (1992), The University of Virginia 
THOMAS D. COX, EdD (2004), University of Memphis 
FREDERICK D. ELLRICH, EdD (2010), The University of Memphis 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
FELICIA FOWLER, EdD (2002), The University of Memphis 
TIMOTHY LENT HOWARD, EdD (2011), University of the Pacific 
BRENDA DAWN RYAN, MA (2001), University of Southern Mississippi 
SIMONE THOMAS, MA (2001), Saint Xavier University 
BARBARA WILSON-RELYEA, PhD (1997), University of Memphis 
JEAN MOORE ASHMORE, EdD (2000), The University of Memphis 
JOY AUSTIN, DA (1983), University of Mississippi 
JOHN MICHAEL BRACKIN, EdD (2006), The University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
HANS H. CHUN, Instructor, EdD (2008), University of the Pacific 
LUCIEN M. GARRETT III, PhD (1998), University of Georgia 
THOMAS A. RUSSELL, PhD (1999), Vanderbilt University 
KEITH DAVID SISSON, PhD (2008), The University of Memphis 
WILLIAM E. WINGFIELD, PhD (1987), Duke University 
NOTE: Termination date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.