Department of Economics
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.
CYRIL F. CHANG, Professor, PhD (1979), The University of Virginia 
ANDREW HUSSEY, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), Duke University 
DAVID M. KEMME, Professor, PhD (1980), The Ohio State University 
ALBERT A. OKUNADE, Professor, PhD (1986), The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 
WILLIAM T. SMITH, Professor, PhD (1987), The University of Virginia 
JOONHYUNG LEE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Texas at Austin 
JAMIN SPEER, Associate Professor, PhD (2014), Yale University 
JAMEIN CUNNINGHAM, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Memphis 
CARMEN FIGARI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Washington University St. Louis 
JOSE J LOPEZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014) University of Chicago 
JAMIN SPEER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Yale University 
JEFFREY JOBU MORRIS BABIN, PhD (2017), The University of Memphis 
DAVID C. SHARP, PhD (1997), The University of Memphis 
JACOB KLEINOW, PhD (2016), TU Freiberg 
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.*