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Department of Leadership

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

WENDY GRISWOLD, Assistant Professor, PhD, Kansas State University [2023]

CHARISSE GULOSINO, Associate Professor, EdD (2006), Columbia University Teachers College [2026]

STEVEN L. NELSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Pennsylvania State University [2022]

ERIC PLATT, Associate Professor, PhD (2011) Louisiana State University [2024]

DERRICK ROBINSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016) University of North Carolina at Charlotte [2025]

EDITH GNANADASS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016) Pennsylvania State University [2023]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

WILLIAM AKEY, Clinical Professor, EdD (2006), University of Memphis

WILLIAM E. BIBB, EdD (2009), University of Memphis

CHRISTOPHER BLAKESLEY, PhD (2012), University of Wisconsin-Madison

DONNA BRADLEY, PhD (2016) Capella University

CYNTHIA CALHOUN, EdD (2003), University of Memphis

RENE CINTRON, PhD (2009), Capella University

SUSAN COPELAND, EdD (2004), The University of Memphis

RON DAVIS, EdD (2004), University of Memphis

JOHN T. FITE, PhD (1994), Vanderbilt University

LOUIS GEORGE GAMBLE, JR., EdD (2006), University of Memphis

SHARON P. GRIFFIN, EdD (2012), University of Memphis

DANA HART, PhD (2014), Louisiana State University

DONALD L. HOPPER, Visiting Associate Professor, PhD (1976), University of Mississippi

MOMODOU KEITA, EdD (2011), Union University

JUSTIN LAWHEAD, EdD (2013), University of Memphis

JAMES B. MITCHELL, Jr., EdD (1989), Memphis State University

SHADRICH MOORE, EdD (2016), The University of Memphis

KRISTIN J. MUMIUKHA, EdD (2013), University of Memphis

JAMES E. SELBE, EdD (1995), The University of Memphis

MARIE A. SELL, PhD (1989), University of Kansas

JEFFERY T. TAYLOR, PhD (2004), The University of Southern Mississippi

ANN HARRINGTON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Kentucky

DING-JO CURRIE, PhD (1994), University of Southern California

TONYA COOPER, EdD (2015), The University of Memphis

RANDOLPH POTTS, PhD (1994), Depaul University

TONYA COOPER, EdD (2015), The University of Memphis

DANIEL TAYLOR, EdD (2016), The University of Memphis

JORIS RAY, EdD (2010), The University of Memphis


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

SHERON DAVENPORT, EdD (2019), The University of  Memphis [2023]

COLTON COCKRUM, EdD (2010), The University of Memphis [2023]

KIRSTEN KELLER, PhD (2009), University of Maryland [2023]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.