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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

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

ROSIE PHILLIPS BINGHAM, Professor, PhD (1977), The Ohio State University [2026]

SHA'KEMA BLACKMON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010), Loyola University Chicago [2019]

SARA K. BRIDGES, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), The University of Memphis [2026]

ALISON HAPPEL-PERKINS, Associate Professor, PhD (2011), Georgia State University [2026]

LEIGH HARRELL-WILLIAMS, Associate Professor, PhD (2014), Virginia Tech [2026]

YEH HSUEH, Associate Professor, EdD (1997), Harvard University [2025]

SUZANNE H. LEASE, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale [2025]

O. RICHARD LIGHTSEY, JR., Associate Professor, PhD (1992), The University of Maryland, College Park [2025]

DANIEL LUSTIG, Professor, PhD (1995), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2023]

LAURA M. REID MARKS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), Purdue University [2022]

CHRISTIAN MUELLER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of Kentucky [2021]

SUSAN NORDSTROM, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Georgia [2021]

ELIN OVREBO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), The University of Memphis [2025]

ERNEST A. RAKOW, Professor, PhD (1974), The University of Chicago [2021]

CHRISANN SCHIRO-GEIST, Professor, PhD (1974), Northwestern University [2023]

DENISE L. WINDSOR, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Nevada, Las Vegas [2022]

KAREN D. WEDDLE-WEST, Associate Professor and Provost, PhD (1982), The University of Tennessee [2020]

YONGHONG JADE XU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2003), The University of Arizona [2023]

STEPHEN ZANSKAS, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), Michigan State University [2026]

STEVE WEST, Full Professor, PhD (2000), Texas Tech University [2025]

MELANIE BURGESS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), Old Dominion University [2026]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

MICHELLE BRASFIELD, Assistant Professor, EdD (2015), University of Memphis 

JOHN R. MCCONNELL, III, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Memphis 

PATRICK MURPHY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018), Auburn University 

ANTHONY T. PERONE, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Illinois at Chicago 

ERAINA SCHAUSS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), George Washington University 

RYAN WILLIAMS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Loyola University Chicago 

CHIA-CHEN YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Winsconsin-Madison 

CHRISTINE BERTZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), University of Mississippi 

TODD ZOBLOTSKY, Assistant Professor, EdD (2003), University of Memphis 

CAROLYN RANSFORD-KALDON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), Pennsylvania State University 

KAREN WESTERMAN KITCHENS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Memphis 

PAMELA COGDAL, Associate Clinical Professor, PhD (1988), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 

SEAN HOLDEN, PhD (2018) The University of Memphis 

ERIC HOSMAN, PhD (2017), The University of Memphis 

MARTIN JONES, PhD (2007), Indiana University Bloomington 

CAROLYN KALDON, PhD (2007), The Pennsylvania State University 

VICKI MURRELL, PhD (2005), University of Memphis

TEGAN JEMMA REEVES, PhD (2018), The University of Memphis

ROBERT STENSRUD, EdD (1980), Drake University 

YAPING YUE, EdD (2007), Nanjing Normal University 


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

TIMOTHY J. ARENTSEN, PhD (2014), Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology [2019]

ALEXANDER BARTON, PhD (2017), University of Memphis [2021]

JEFF BLANCETT,EdD (2008), University of Memphis [2020]

MARGARET L.BLOOM, PhD (1981), Arizona State University [2021]

MARY BURKE, PhD (2002), The University of Memphis [2020]

CARL CHANDO, EdD (1997), University of Memphis [2021]

JAMES FORD,MS (2010), University of Memphis [2020]

ERIK GROESSL, PhD (1999), San Diego State University and University of California San Diego [2021]

JENNIFER L. JACOBSON, Psy.D.  (2002), Spalding University [2019]

RICHARD K. JAMES, Professor, PhD (1974), Indiana State University [2022]

YASUKO KANAMORI, MS (2016), Missour State University [2022]

MICHAEL MACKAY, Instructor, PhD (2013), University of Memphis [2020]

JENNIFER MOORE, PhD (2012), Auburn University [2021]

NANCY NISHIMURA, EdD (1991), University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa [2022]

JONIE OLIVER, PhD (2017), The University of Memphis [2021]

ASHLEY PAYNE, PhD (2018), University of Memphis [2021]

SNIGDHA ROY, PhD (2012) University of Tennessee Health Science Center [2021]

ANN TAYLOR, PhD (2009) The University of Memphis [2022]

TARA SAMPLES, PhD (2012) Fielding Graduate Institute [2022]

AMBER HEWITT, PhD (2013) Loyola University Chicago [2022]

JASMINE JOHNSON, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), Georgia State/Georgia Institute of Technology [2022]

MICHAEL MACKAY, PhD (2013), The University of Memphis [2023]

 


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