Contact Us (image of doctoral student shaking hands with President Rudd on state at Commencement

Thank you for visiting the UofM Graduate School Contact Us page. We are looking forward to helping you with your academic endeavors.

Please note that the following queries can best be answered by your program coordinators, whose contact information can be found here:

When You Should Contact a Program Directly

  • Admission requirements and policies
  • Deadline requirements
  • Prerequisites
  • Supplemental materials such as test scores and letters of recommendation
  • Requirements regarding the identity of recommenders
  • Status of your application after it is complete
  • Admission decisions and interview questions
  • Content and duration of a particular school's program
  • Scholarship or Graduate Assistantship opportunities

Degree Program Contacts >

For other general admissions and application questions, please contact us.

Graduate School Graduate Admissions
PHONE: 901.678.3685
FAX: 901.678.1456
EMAIL: graduateschool@memphis.edu
PHONE: 901.678.3685
FAX: 901.678.0378
EMAIL: graduateadmissions@memphis.edu

Please include the following information in your email to ensure that the best contact responds to your query:

  • Your name
  • Current program or program of interest
  • Your UID from UofM and/or UniCAS ID number if available

Mailing Address
John S. Wilder Tower, 8th Floor
3675 Alumni Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152

Working Office Hours
Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
The Graduate School Office is open to visitors on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

See the list of Graduate Admissions Counselors below to determine the appropriate person to email.

Chat with Graduate Admissions Counselors & Staff

Are you thinking about applying to the University of Memphis Graduate School? Do you have questions about your academic options? If so, meet us during our virtual office hours & information session. We would love to speak to you directly about any questions or concerns you may be facing.

Click the link below for Summer Virtual Office Hours:


Graduate School Personnel

Dean Tollefsen

Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School
Dr. Deborah Perron Tollefsen

Brian Meredith

Assistant Vice Provost and Associate Dean, Graduate School
Brian W. Meredith, EdD

Todd Benjamin Deese

Director of Graduate Student Services
Ryan Crews

Peggy Callahan

Graduation Analyst
Peggy Callahan

Lakesha Moore

Director of Graduate School and Budgets
Lakesha Moore

Shelia Jones

Systems Support Specialist
Shelia Jones

 Cindy Haynes     Breanna Nechelle Brown
Recruitment, Communications & Marketing            Graduate Enrollment Coordinator   
Cindy Haynes                                                                Breanna Nechelle Brown                             
901.678.3685                                                                 901.678.8267
chaynes5@memphis.edu                                              bnbrown2@memphis.edu                                                         

Contact the Graduate Analyst: gsgraduateanalyst@memphis.edu

Graduate Admissions Personnel

Questions regarding specific admission requirements to a particular degree program should be addressed to the Graduate Coordinator in your program of study.
Graduate School Directory >

Questions about the Graduate School Application and Enrollment Process are directed to your Admissions Counselor below:

Carmen Fowlkes

Admissions Counselor
Carmen Fowlkes

Jameshia Jamison

Admissions Counselor
Jameshia Jamison




Christie Rakestraw

Admissions Counselor
Christie Rakestraw

Graduate Admissions - Departmental Contacts

Jameshia Jamison - jcarruth@memphis.edu

  • College of Education
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics
  • Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Christie Rakestraw - crakstrw@memphis.edu

  • College of Health Sciences
  • Loewenberg College of Nursing
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • School of Public Health
  • Herff College of Engineering
  • Non-degree Seeking Students

Carmen Fowlkes - ccfwlks1@memphis.edu

  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional and Liberal Studies
  • School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP)