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Department of Art

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

BRYNA BOBICK, Associate Professor, EdD (2008), University of Georgia [2020]

LUCAS CHARLES, Associate Professor, MGD (2002), North Carolina State University [2022]

CORIANA CLOSE, Assistant Professor, MFA (2011), University of Arizona [2021]

LORELEI H. CORCORAN, Director of Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology - IEAA, Professor, PhD (1988), The University of Chicago [2022]

HAMLETT DOBBINS, MFA, Instructor, University of Iowa [2023]

ELIZABETH I. EDWARDS, Professor, MFA (1987), Indiana University [2025]

GARY GOLIGHTLY, Associate Professor, MFA (1995), The University of Memphis [2022]

EARNESTINE JENKINS, Associate Professor, PhD (1997), Michigan State University [2026]

RICHARD A. LOU, Professor, MFA (1986), Clemson University [2020]

LESLIE LUEBBERS, Assistant Professor and Director, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, PhD (2001), New York University [2026]

WILLIAM McKEOWN, Associate Professor, PhD (2005), Florida State University [2022]

SARAH KATE ROBERTS, Assistant Professor, MFA (2015) Alfred University [2024]

MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT, Associate Professor, MGD, (1994), North Carolina State University [2026]

JED JACKSON, Professor, MFA (1980), Cornell University [2025]

BRANDON BELL, Assistant Professor, MFA (1997), University of Memphis [2026]



ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

PATRICIA L. DAIGLE, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), University of California, Santa Barbara 

PATRICIA V. PODZORSKI, Associate Professor, PhD (1994), The University of California, Berkeley 

JOSHUA ROBERSON, Assistant Professor PhD (2007), University of Pennsylvania 

REBECCA HOWARD, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), The Ohio State University 

DAVID L. HORAN, Instructor, BLS (1994), Memphis State University 

LISA WILLIAMSON, Visiting Instructor, MFA & MPhil (2015 & 2017), Memphis College of Art & The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts 

KELSEY HARRISON, Assistant Professor, MFA, (2017), School of Art Institute Chicago 

LUCIENNE AUZ, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Washington, Seattle


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

 

 



NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets (used for Full and External).