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Graduate Admissions

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

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

Graduate School

PHONE: 901.678.3685
FAX: 901.678.0378
EMAIL: graduateschool@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 
Please see our current rotating schedule below:

MONDAY Dr. Robin Poston, Dr. Brian Meredith
TUESDAY Dr. Jennifer Beech, Dr. James Kierulff
WEDNESDAY Jameshia Jamison, Mary Kyle
THURSDAY Dr. Brian Meredith, Shelia Jones 
FRIDAY  Christie Rakestraw, Dr. Brian Meredith

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 virtual office hours and dates.

Jameshia Jamison, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Tuesdays 11am – 12pm
July 21 – November 17

Chat with Jameshia >

Anna Grisham, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Thursdays 10 – 11am
June 19 – November 19
Passcode: 371293

Chat with Anna >

Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Thursdays 3 – 4pm
July 23 – November 19
Passcode: 048518

Chat with Christie >


Graduate School Personnel

Robin Poston

Dean, Graduate School
Robin Poston, PhD
901.678.5739
rposton@memphis.edu

Brian Meredith

Associate Dean, Graduate School
Brian W. Meredith, Ed.D.
901.678.1404
bmeredth@memphis.edu

James Kierulff

Director of Graduate Student Services
James Kierulff, PhD
901.678.4370
jkerulff@memphis.edu

Jennifer Beech

Graduation Analyst
Jennifer Beech, PhD
901.678.3560
jgbrooks@memphis.edu

Lakesha Herring

Manager of Graduate School
Lakesha Herring
901.678.4212
lsherrng@memphis.edu

Mary Kyle

Coordinator of Graduate Publications
and Recruitment
Mary Kyle
901.678.4817
marykyle@memphis.edu

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Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Anna Grisham
901.484.0772
mmchael2@memphis.edu

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Systems Support Specialist
Shelia Jones
901.678.4381
sljnes22@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. A Graduate Directory of Program contacts can be found here https://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/directory.php. 

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

Deborah Holder

Admissions Counselor
Deborah Holder
901.678.3685
dholder@memphis.edu

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Admissions Counselor
Jameshia Jamison
901.678.5580
jcarruth@memphis.edu


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Admissions Counselor
Christie Rakestraw
901.678.4489
crakstrw@memphis.edu


Graduate Admissions - Departmental Contacts