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: 901.678.0378
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
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.

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, info sessions, and dates.

Mar Newell, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Wednesdays 3 – 4:00 pm 

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Jameshia Jamison, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Mondays 10am – 11 am

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Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions  Counselor
Tuesdays 3 – 4 pm 

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Connect with a Graduate Student
Tuesdays 10 – 11:00 am 

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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
Todd Deese

Peggy Callahan

Graduation Analyst
Peggy Callahan

Lakesha Moore

Manager of Graduate School
Lakesha Moore

Shelia Jones

Systems Support Specialist
Shelia Jones

 Cindy Haynes     Breanna Nechelle Brown
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator                       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:

Deborah Holder

Admissions Counselor
Deborah Holder

Jameshia Jamison

Admissions Counselor
Jameshia Jamison


Mar Newell

Admissions Counselor
Mar Newell

Christie Rakestraw

Admissions Counselor
Christie Rakestraw

Graduate Admissions - Departmental Contacts

Jameshia Jamison - jcarruth@memphis.edu

  • College of Education
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Mar Newell - menewell@memphis.edu

  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Professional and Liberal Studies
  • Herff College of Engineering
  • Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
  • Non-degree Seeking Students
  • School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP)

Christie Rakestraw - crakstrw@memphis.edu

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