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Department of Biological Sciences

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


FULL MEMBERS

AMY N. ABELL, Associate Professor, PhD (1998), University of Iowa [2025]

JAMES ADELMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), Princeton University [2025]

RANDALL JAMES BAYER, Professor, PhD (1984), Ohio State University [2025]

EMERSON BOWERS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014) Illinois State University [2022]

SHAWN BROWN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Kansas State University [2023]

KARYL BUDDINGTON, Associate Professor, DVM (1981), Mississippi State University [2015]

JUDITH A. COLE, Associate Professor, PhD (1985), The University of Connecticut [2027]

BERNIE J. DAIGLE, Jr,  Associate Professor, PhD (2010), Stanford University School of Medicine [2027]

CARLOS E. ESTRANO, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid-Spain [2021]

MICHAEL H. FERKIN, Professor, PhD (1988), Boston University [2025]

DAVID FREEMAN, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), The University of Connecticut [2027]

MICHAEL L. KENNEDY, Professor, PhD (1975), The University of Oklahoma [2024]

CHARLES A. LESSMAN, Professor, PhD (1980), The University of Minnesota [2025]

JENNIFER MANDEL, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), Vanderbilt University [2026]

DUANE D. MCKENNA, Professor, PhD (2006), Harvard University [2028]

MATTHEW J. PARRIS, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), The University of Missouri [2025]

EMILY PUCKETT, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018), University of Missouri [2024]

JAIME SABEL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), The University of Nebraska [2022]

STEVEN D. SCHWARTZBACH, Professor, PhD (1975), Brandeis University [2025]

OMAR SKALLI, Professor, PhD (1987), University of Geneva, Genova, Switzerland [2022]

THOMAS R. SUTTER, Professor, PhD (1988), The University of Cincinnati [2026]

TIT-YEE WONG, Professor, PhD (1981), The University of Houston [2023]

LEIGH BOARDMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Stellenbosch University [2013]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

CARRIE HAYES SUTTER, Research Associate Professor, PhD (1997), Johns Hopkins University 

CASSANDRA NUNEZ, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (2000), Princeton University 

STEPHANIE HADDAD, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Memphis


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

JAVIER DELBARCO-TRILLO, PhD (2006), University of Memphis [2020]

TODD M. FREEBERG, PhD (1997), Indiana University [2023]

REBECCA FRYXELL, PhD (2010), University of Arkansas [2020]

CHERYL A. GOUDIE, PhD (1984), Auburn University [2021]

ANN VALERIE HEDRICK, PhD (1987), University of California [2020]

DAVID KABELIK, PhD (2006), Arizona State University [2023]

PHYLLIS K. KENNEDY, PhD (1985), Memphis State University [2024]

ANDREW C. LIU, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), The University of Michigan [2021]

JAMES E. MOORE, PhD (2010), The University of Memphis [2023]

TOMMY S. PARKER, PhD (2006), University of Missouri [2021]

STEVEN REICHLING, PhD (1995), University of Memphis [2022]

STEPHAN J. SCHOECH, Professor, PhD (1995), The University of Washington [2022]

CHRISTOPHER SIMS, PhD (2002) University of Mississippi [2023]

ANNA SORIN, PhD (2002), University of Michigan [2021]

KIMBERLY TERRELL, PhD (2011), University of New Orleans [2019]

RAMIN HOMAYOUNI, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), University of Houston [2022]

JOE CLARK, Associate Professor, PhD (1991), University of Arkansas [2023]

GUSTAVO A. MIRANDA-CARBONI, PhD (2000), University of California Los Angelos [2024]

ROGER D. APPLEGATE, PhD (2019), Tennessee Technological University [2024]

ROBERT KLAVER, PhD (2001), South Dakota State University [2024]

JENNIFER CLARKE, PhD (1989), Washington State University [2024]

HEATHER E. BERGAN-ROLLER, PhD (2014), North Dakota State University [2025]

 

NOTE: Expiration date of Graduate Faculty membership for Full and External only is indicated in brackets.