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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 [2020]

BERNIE J. DAIGLE, Jr,  Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), Stanford University School of Medicine [2021]

CARLOS E. ESTRANO, 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 [2020]

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

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

JENNIFER MANDEL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), Vanderbilt University [2020]

DUANE D. MCKENNA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), Harvard University [2021]

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]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

NATHAN MORAN, Research Associate, PhD (1999), University of Memphis [2025]


ADJUNCT 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 [2021]

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]



AFFILIATE MEMBERS

CARRIE HAYES SUTTER, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (1997), Johns Hopkins University [2020]

CASSANDRA NUNEZ, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (2000), Princeton University [2022]


 

NOTE: Expiration date of Graduate Faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*