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

Mailing Address
FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201
365 Innovation Drive   |   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.

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

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? Are you seeking information about our COVID-19 response measures? If so, meet us during our virtual office hours. We would love to speak to you directly about any questions or concerns you may be facing.

See below for our graduate school staff members and their current virtual office hours and dates.

Jameshia Jamison, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Tuesdays 11am – 12pm (through December 14)
Passcode: 473419

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Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Tuesdays 3 – 4pm (through December 14)
Meeting ID: 836 9776 0165  |  Passcode: 554607

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Anna Grisham, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Thursdays 10 – 11 am (through December 16)
Meeting ID: 836 3023 6354 | Passcode: 301072

Chat with Anna >

Graduate School Personnel

Robin Poston

Dean, Graduate School
Robin Poston, PhD

Brian Meredith

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Brian W. Meredith, EdD

James Kierulff

Director of Graduate Student Services
James Kierulff, PhD

Peggy Callahan

Graduation Analyst
Peggy Callahan

Lakesha Moore

Manager of Graduate School
Lakesha Moore

Anna Grisham

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Anna Grisham

Shelia Jones

Systems Support Specialist
Shelia Jones

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:

Deborah Holder

Admissions Counselor
Deborah Holder

Jameshia Jamison

Admissions Counselor
Jameshia Jamison


Christie Rakestraw

Admissions Counselor
Christie Rakestraw

Graduate Admissions - Departmental Contacts

Christie Rakestraw - crakstrw@memphis.edu

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Loewenberg College of Nursing
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • School of Public Health

Jameshia Jamison - jcarruth@memphis.edu

  • College of Education
  • College of Professional and Liberal Studies
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Paulina Preston - ptmaszyk@memphis.edu

  • Herff College of Engineering

Shelia Jones - sljnes22@memphis.edu

  • Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Deborah Holder - dholder@memphis.edu

  • Non-degree Seeking Students