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The College of Communication and Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

MOIRA LOGAN, M.F.A.,  Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies and Research
LAURA H. SNYDER, M.A., Assistant to the Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Graduation Analyst
DIONNE R. CHALMERS, M.A., Administrative Associate II
PATTY BLADEN LAWRENCE, M.A., Director of Development
MELODY WEINTRAUB, B.A., Art Education Instructor

MICHAEL D. HAGGE, M.Arch., Chair
SHERRY L. BRYAN (1984), Associate Professor: B.S., 1980; M.S., 1982, Memphis State University; M. Arch., 1991, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
MICHAEL K. CHISAMORE (2009), Assistant Professor: B.P.S., 1991, State University of New York at Buffalo; M.Arch., 1998, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
MICHAEL D. HAGGE (1996), Associate Professor, Chair: B.A., 1974, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; M.P.A., 1979, Webster College; M.C.R.P., 1982, Memphis State University; M.Arch., 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
TIMOTHY E. MICHAEL (2005), Instructor: B.S.E.T., 1997, University of Memphis; M.Arch., 1999, University of Virginia

JAMES F. WILLIAMSON (2008), Associate Professor: B.A., 1968, Southwestern at Memphis; M.Arch., 1974, University of Pennsylvania


CHRISTOPHER WAYNE WHITEHEAD (2006), Administrative Associate: B.A., 1998, M.A., 2002, University of Mississippi


FRED C. ALBERTSON (1987), Associate Professor: B.A., 1974, University of California-Irvine; M.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1980, Bryn Mawr College
MARIAM AYAD (2003), Associate Professor: B.A., 1994, The American University in Cairo; M.A., 1996, University of Toronto; Ph.D., 2003, Brown University
BRYNA BOBICK (2008), Assistant Professor: B.F.A., 1997, Ed.D., 2008, University of Georgia
LUCAS A. CHARLES (2002), Associate Professor: B.A., 1998, University of Tennessee; M.G.D., 2002, North Caroline State University
LORELEI H. CORCORAN (1990), Professor: B.A., 1975, Tufts University; Ph.D., 1988, University of Chicago
CAROL U. CROWN (1975), Professor: B.A., 1967, University of Kansas; Ph.D., 1975, Washington University
ELIZABETH I. EDWARDS (2000), Associate Professor: B.F.A., 1982, Tyler School of Art; M.F.A., 1987, Indiana University
CALVIN L. FOSTER (1976), Professor: B.F.A., 1972, Memphis State University; M.F.A., 1974, Auburn University
GARY K. GOLIGHTLY (2002), Associate Professor: B.B.A., 1984, M.F.A., 1995, Memphis State University
DONALYN HEISE (2004), Associate Professor: B.S., 1987, Louisiana State University; M.A., 1995, University of Nebraska; Ed.D., 2001, Nova Southeastern University
JAMES E. JACKSON (1999), Professor: B.F.A., 1977, Memphis College of Art; M.F.A., 1980, Cornell University
LAWRENCE E. JASUD (1981), Associate Professor: B.S.. 1969, Southern Illinois University; M.A., 1980, Ohio State University
EARNESTINE L. JENKINS (2000), Associate Professor: B.A., 1979, Spelman College; M.A., 1986, Memphis State University; Ph.D., 1997, Michigan State University
RICHARD A. LOU (2007), Professor, Chair: B.A., 1983, California State University; M.F.A, 1986, Clemson University
WILLIAM McKEOWN (2005), Associate Professor; B.A., 1994, University of West Floridia; M.A., 1996, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., 2005, Florida State University
LARRY E. McPHERSON (1978), Associate Professor: B.A. 1976, Columbia College Chicago; M.A., 1978, Northern Illinois University
GREELY L. MYATT (1989), Professor: B.F.A., 1975, Delta State University; M.F.A., 1980, University of Mississippi
CEDAR LORCA NORDBYE (2003), Associate Professor: B.A., 1993, Hampshire College; M.A., 1997, M.F.A., 1998, University of Iowa
TODD M. RICHARDSON (2008), Assistant Professor: B.F.A., 1995 University of Mississippi; M.A., 2000, Memphis Theological Seminary; M.A., 2003, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA; Ph.D., Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT (1995), Associate Professor: B.F.A., 1992, Ohio University; M.F.A., 1994, North Carolina State University
H. WAYNE SIMPKINS (1974), Associate Professor: B.F.A., 1970, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.F.A., 1974, University of California-Santa Barbara
NILES A. WALLACE (1976), Professor: B.S., 1970, Edinboro State College; M.F.A., 1974, Alfred University
NANCY SHARPE WHITE (1974), Associate Professor: B.A., 1970, Florida Atlantic University; M.F.A., 1974, Alfred University


KIM HINDMAN (2003), Instructor; B.F.A., 1999, Grand Valley State University; M.F.A., 2003, University of Massachusetts
DAVID HORAN (1986), Instructor: B.L.S., 1994, University of Memphis
LESLIE L. LUEBBERS (1990), Art Museum Director: B.A., 1967, Wellesley College; M.A.T., 1969, Johns Hopkins University; M.A., 1987, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; M.S., 1990, Graduate School of Administration, New York University
PATRICIA V. PODORSKI (2001), Curator of Education, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology: B.A., 1978, Washington State University; M.A., 1982, Ph.D., 1994, University of California at Berkeley


DAVID L. ACEY (1972), Assistant Professor: B.S., 1970, M.A., 1972, Memphis State University
DAVID L. APPLEBY (1977), Professor: B.A., 1970, Clark University; M.F.A., 1979, Temple University
ROXANA L. GEE (1976), Associate Professor: B.A., 1971, University of Nebraska; M.A., 1973, Memphis State University
MARGARET ALLISON GRAHAM (1981), Professor: B.A., 1972, Florida State University; M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1978, University of Florida
KATHERINE G. HENDRIX (1994), Professor: B.A., 1974, California State University, Fresno; M.A., 1978, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington
G. CRAIG LEAKE (2004), Associate Professor: B.A., 1966, M.A., 1969, Memphis State University
KRIS M. MARKMAN (2007), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1993, M.A., 1996, Webster University; Ph.D., 2006, University of Texas at Austin
DAVID GRAY MATTHEWS (1990), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1984, Covenant College; M.A., 1986, Memphis State University; Ph.D., 1993, Pennsylvania State University
RICHARD R. RANTA (1972), Professor; Dean: B.S., 1965, University of Minnesota; M.A., 1967, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1974, University of Iowa
STEVEN J. ROSS (1988), Professor: B.A., 1971, State University of New York-Stony Brook; M.A., 1974, New York University
SANDRA J. SARKELA (2005), Associate Professor: A.B., 1972, Augustana College; M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1982 University of Massachusetts
LORI STALLINGS (2009), Instructor: B.S.Ed., 1980, University of North Alabama; M.A., 1982, Marquette University
CRAIG O. STEWART (2009), Assistant Professor: B.S., 1997, Lambuth University; M.S., 2000, University of Memphis; Ph.D., 2006, Carnegie Mellon University
AMANDA J. YOUNG (2004), Associate Professor: B.S., 1979, Davis and Elkins College; M.A., 1993 Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., 2000, Carnegie Mellon University

M. DAVID ARANT, Ph.D., Chair

M. DAVID ARANT (1992), Professor, Chair: B.A., 1975, Davidson College; M. Div., 1978, Emory University; M.A., 1989, University of South Carolina; Ph.D., 1994, University of North Carolina
CARRIE BROWN (2008), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1998, University of Wisconsin; M.A., 2001, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., 2008, University of Missouri
M. BROWN BURNETT (2008), Instructor: B.A., 1974, University of Mississippi; M.A., 2010, University of Memphis
DARRIN DEVAULT (2011), Instructor / Coordinator: B.A., 1993, M.A., 2002, University of Memphis
J. RICK FISCHER (1989), Professor: M.S., 1976, University of Southern California; M.A., 1977, San Jose State University; Ph.D., 1994, Southern Illinois University
JOSEPH HAYDEN (2003), Associate Professor: B.A., 1985, Centre College; M.A., 1991, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., 2002, Indiana University
THOMAS J. HRACH (2008), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1985, University of Michigan; M.A., 1990, Kent State University; Ph.D., 2008, Ohio University
CANDACE C. JUSTICE (1992), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1973, University of Mississippi; M.A., 1992, Memphis State University
DAN L. LATTIMORE (1987), Professor, Vice Provost Extended Programs and Dean of University College: B.A., 1966, M.A., 1968, Texas Christian University; M.R.E., 1968, Southwestern Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., 1972, University of Wisconsin
OTIS LAMAR SANFORD (2011), Hardin Chair of Excellence in Urban Journalism: B.A.,1975, University of Memphis
RONALD EDWARD SPIELBERGER (1968), Associate Professor: B.S., 1963, Memphis State University; M.A., 1965, Ohio State University
SANDRA H. UTT (1984), Associate Professor: B.S.J., 1968, M.S.J., 1974, West Virginia University; Ph.D., 1983, Ohio University
ROBERT L. WILLIS (1996), Instructor: B.A., 1966, University of Oklahoma; M.A., 1993, Ball State University
JIN YANG (2002), Associate Professor: B.A., 1986, Shanxi University; M.A., 1999, Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., 2004, Southern Illinois University

John Chiego, M.M.

LILY AFSHAR (1989), Professor: B.M., 1981, Boston Conservatory; M.M., 1983, New England Conservatory of Music; D.M., 1989, Florida State University
JOHN BAUR (1979), Professor, Director of Graduate Studies: B.M., 1969, M.M., 1970, D.M.A., 1977, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
ELISE BLATCHFORD (2013), Assistant Professor: B.M., 2005, Oberlin
Conservatory of Music, M.M., 2007, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
CATHAL BRESLIN (2013), Assistant Professor:  B.Mus., 2001, Royal College of Music, London, M.M., 2004, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, D.M.A., 2008, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JOHN J. CHIEGO (1979), Professor: B.A., 1975, Montclair State College; M.M., 1979, Northwestern University
JEFF W. CLINE (1998), Associate Professor, Recording Studio Manager: B.S., 1991, Depaul University; M.M., 1995, Northwestern University
JOHN THOMAS COOPER (1998), Associate Professor: B.A., 1987, M.A., 1989  California State University, Los Angeles; D.M.,  University of Texas, Austin
LAWRENCE EDWARDS (1987), Professor: B.A., 1971, Seattle Pacific University; M.S., 1971, Ed.D., 1986, University of Illinois
STEVEN MARK ENSLEY (2000), Associate Professor: B.M., 1984, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Diploma, 1986, Franz Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria; M.M., 1987, M.F.A., 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DAVID H. EVANS (1978), Professor: A.B., 1965, Harvard; M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1976, University of California, Los Angeles
KYLE FERRELL (2014), Assistant Professor: M.M., 2003, Florida State University, D.M., 2005, Florida State University
RYAN FISHER (2013), Assistant Professor: B.M.E., 2000, Lee University, M.M., 2005, University of North Texas, Ph.D., 2008, University of North Texas
JONATHAN FRAZER (2002), Associate Professor: B.A., 1987, Michigan State University
TIMOTHY J. GOODWIN (1986), Associate Professor: B.M., 1981, M.M., 1984, University of Miami
ARMAND HALL (2012), Assistant Professor: B.M., 2002, M.M., 2007, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, D.M.A., 2013, Michigan State University
KAMRAN N. INCE (1992), Professor: B.M., 1982, Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., 1984, D.M.A., 1987, Eastman School of Music
PU-QI JIANG (2000), Associate Professor: Diploma, 1968, Shanghai Conservatory of Music; M.M., 1988, University of Cincinnati
ROBYN JONES (2012), Assistant Professor: B.M., 1996, Indiana University, M.M., 1998, Florida State University, D.M.A., 2008, University of Minnesota
KENNETH RICHARD KREITNER (1990), Professor: B.A., 1978, Bucknell University; M.A., 1981, Ohio State University; M.A., 1984, Ph.D., Duke University
JOHN MUELLER (2001), Associate Professor: B.A., 1981, University of Illinois-Urbana; M.M., 1985, D.M.A., 1998, The Catholic University of America
ALBERT NGUYEN (2008), Director of Bands: B.A., 1999, Arkansas Tech University; M.M., 2006, D.M.A., 2008 University of Texas at Austin
JEREMY OROSZ (2014), Assistant Professor:, B.A., 2005, College of Wooster, M.A., 2011, University of Minnesota, Ph.D., 2014, University of Minnesota
SUSAN OWEN-LEINERT (2005), Associate Professor: B.M., 1980,  East Carolina University, M.M., 1983, University of Texas, Austin
JANET PAGE (1998), Associate Professor: B.M., 1979, Queen's University; M.M., 1982, University of Toronto; Advanced Studies Program, 1982-83, Banff School of Fine Arts; M.A., 1986, University of British Columbia; Ph.D., 1993, Duke University
DANIEL PHILLIPS (1999), Associate Professor: B.M., 1976, Michigan State University; M.M., 1979, University of Notre Dame
KEVIN RICHMOND (2007), Associate Professor: B.M., 1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.M., 1999, D.M.A., 2003 University of Texas at Austin
ALLEN K. RIPPE (1978), Assistant Professor: B.M., 1974, Hartt College of Music; M.M., 1976, University of Michigan
RANDAL JAMES RUSHING (1990), Professor, Director: B.A., 1979, Arkansas Tech. University; M.M.E., 1982, University of North Texas; D.M.A., 2002, University of North Texas
KEVIN SANDERS (2008), Assistant Professor: B.M., 2002, Indiana University; M.M., 2004, Julliard School
LEONARD A. SCHRANZE (1994), Professor: B.M., 1981, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; M.M., 1983, New England Conservatory
FRANK W. SHAFFER (1975), Associate Professor: B.S., 1971, Duquesne University; M.M., 1973, M.M.A., 1975, D.M.A., 1980, Yale University
TIMOTHY SHIU (2003), Associate Professor:  Graduate Performance Diploma, 1994, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Professional Studies Diploma, (1992), Cleveland Institute of Music, M.M., 1991, Cleaveland Institute of Music
BENJAMIN SMITH (2015), Assistant Professor: B.M., 1999, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, M.M., 2003, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, M.F.A, 2007, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
DAVID SPENCER (1993), Associate Professor: B.M.E., 1986, M.M., 1992, University of North Texas
MICHELLE VIGNEAU (2004), Associate Professor: B.M., 1985, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., 1988, New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., 2003, University of Texas at Austin
LECOLION WASHINGTON (2004), Associate Professor: B.M., 1999,  University of Texas at Austin; M.M., 2001, Manhattan School of Music
MARY WILSON (2013), Assistant Professor: B.M., 1992, St. Olaf College, M.M., 2000, Washington University, M.M., 1993, New England Conservatory of Music
BEN YONAS (2013), Assistant Professor: B.F.A., 2000, University of Michigan, B.S., 2000, University of Michigan
HOLLY C. LAU, M.F.A., Chair

JACOB G. ALLEN (2010), Assistant Professor: B.Mus., 2004, B.A. 2004, St. Lawrence University; M.Mus., 2009, Eastman School of Music
RACHEl BLACK (2014), Instructor: B.M., 2000, Vanderbilt University; M.M., 2004 University of Kentucky
LAWRENCE B. BLACKWELL (2010), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1997, Dillard University; M.F.A., 2000, University of Louisville
SARAH A. BROWN (2008), Assistant Professor: B.A., 1987, Brown University; M.F.A., 1994, Yale School of Drama
STEPHEN W. HANCOCK (1998), Associate Professor: B.A., 1978, University of Louisville; M.F.A., 1984, The Pennsylvania State University
ROBERT A. HETHERINGTON (1997), Professor: B.A., 1974, College of Wooster; M.A., 1976, Northwestern University
JANICE B. LACEK (2007), Associate Professor: B.A., 1985, Gettysburg College; M.F.A., 1993, University of California, San Diego
HOLLY C. LAU (1991), Professor, Chair: B.A., 1974, University of Southern Maine; M.F.A., 1991, Ohio State University
ANITA JO LENHART (1987), Associate Professor: B.F.A., 1981, Eastern Kentucky University; M.F.A., 1985, Florida State University
MOIRA J. LOGAN (1985), Professor, Associate Dean: B.A., 1969, Vassar College; M.F.A., 1972, Sarah Lawrence College
JOHN MCFADDEN (1973), Professor: B.A., 1969, M.F.A., 1975, The Pennsylvania State University
JILL NEE (2014), Assistant Professor: B.A., B.S., Meredith College; M.F.A, 2014 The Ohio State University
MICHAEL S. O'NELE (1998), Associate Professor: B.A., 1995, Coe College; M.F.A., 1998, University of Missouri-Kansas City
BRIAN RUGGABER (2013), Assistant Professor: B.F.A., 1992, Virginia Commonweatlh University; M.F.A., 1998, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
JOHN J. YORKE (2002), Instructor: B.A., 1994,  Juniata College; M.F.A., 1997, University of Memphis


JAMIE ARIELLE (2014), Resident Props Master: B.A., 2009, Franciscan University; M.F.A., 2014, University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
ALICE RAINEY BERRY (1999), Director of Publicity and Promotion: B.F.A., 1994, M.F.A., 2012, University of Memphis
RICHARD MAYFIELD (2002), Assistant Technical Director: B.S. 1985, Northern Michigan University; M.F.A., 1996, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
DEANNA ROWE (2014), Costume Shop Supervisor: B.A., 1991, Baker University; M.F.A., 1998, University of Missouri, Kansas City