Department of Engineering Technology

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.


KEVIN BERISSO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2003), Indiana State University [2020]

LENWOOD FIELDS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University [2024]

JAMES MCGINNIS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), University of Arkansas Little Rock [2024]


THOMAS E. BANNING, Assistant Professor, MS (1985), Memphis State University [2017]

DANIEL KOHN, Assistant Professor, MS (2001), University of Southern Mississippi [2022]

ROBERT W. HEWITT, Associate Professor, MSET (2003), The University of Memphis [2017]

SCOTT SOUTHALL, Associate Professor, MS (1991), University of Memphis [2016]


 TODD S. CANADAY, MS (2002), The University of Memphis [2022]

JASMIN NUHIC, MS (2009), The University of Memphis [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.*