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 
KEITH SISSON, Instructor, PhD (2008), University of Memphis 
HAL L. FREEMAN, JR., Instructor, MBA (1999), Union University 
MARGARET A. QUINN, Assistant Professor, MEd (1976), Memphis State University 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
TIMOTHY LENT HOWARD, EdD (2011), University of the Pacific 
BRENDA DAWN RYAN, MA (2001), University of Southern Mississippi 
JOY AUSTIN, DA (1983), University of Mississippi 
LUCIEN M. GARRETT III, PhD (1998), University of Georgia 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.