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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.


RICHARD L. IRWIN, Associate Dean, Ed.D. (1990), University of Northern Colorado [2016]

DAN L. LATTIMORE, Dean, PhD (1972), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2016]

PAT M. STEVENS, Associate Professor, Ed.D. (1988), Mississippi State University [2013]


PATTI BRADFORD, Assistant Professor, M.F.A. (1977), Memphis State University [2013]

DIXIE R. CRASE, Professor, PhD (1967), The Ohio State University [2012]

MARGARET A. QUINN, Assistant Professor, MEd (1976), Memphis State University [2016]


CONSTANCE B. CALDWELL, PhD (1992), The University of Virginia [2011]

THOMAS D. COX, EdD (2004), University of Memphis [2013]

FREDERICK D. ELLRICH, EdD (2010), The University of Memphis [2013]


FELICIA FOWLER, EdD (2002), The University of Memphis [2013]

TIMOTHY LENT HOWARD, EdD (2011), University of the Pacific [2014]

BRENDA DAWN RYAN, MA (2001), University of Southern Mississippi [2014]

SIMONE THOMAS, MA (2001), Saint Xavier University [2012]

BARBARA WILSON-RELYEA, PhD (1997), University of Memphis [2013]


JEAN MOORE ASHMORE, EdD (2000), The University of Memphis [2012]

JOY AUSTIN, DA (1983), University of Mississippi [2015]

JOHN MICHAEL BRACKIN, EdD (2006), The University of Arkansas at Little Rock [2013]

HANS H. CHUN, Instructor, EdD (2008), University of the Pacific [2013]

LUCIEN M. GARRETT III, PhD (1998), University of Georgia [2015]

THOMAS A. RUSSELL, PhD (1999), Vanderbilt University [2013]

KEITH DAVID SISSON, PhD (2008), The University of Memphis [2014]

WILLIAM E. WINGFIELD, PhD (1987), Duke University [2013]

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) 678-2531
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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