Department of Management

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.


FRANCES H. FABIAN, Associate Professor, PhD (1997), University of Texas-Austin [2026]

KRISTEN P. JONES, Associate Professor, PhD (2013), George Mason University [2022]

KURT KRAIGER, Professor, PhD (1983) The Ohio State University [2025]

JAMES VARDAMAN, Professor, PhD (2009) University of Memphis [2026]

STEPHEN LANIVICH, Assistant Professor, PhD (2011), Florida State University [2027]


JESSICA KIRK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), University of Colorado- Boulder 

KELLY ANNE MOLLICA, Instructor, PhD (1997), Pennsylvania State University 

CAITLIN PORTER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), Purdue University  

ROBERT R. WIGGINS, Associate Professor, PhD (1995), The University of Texas-Austin 

ALEX LINDSEY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), George Mason University  

JIHAE YOU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Illinois 

SANA AHMED, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

WENDY L. BEDWELL-TORRES, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Central Florida

MARTHA ROBINSON, Assistant Professor, MBA, EdD (2004), Vanderbilty University 


MADAN BIRLA, MS (1982), University of Memphis [2022]

VANCE GOUGH, EdD (2016), The University of Calgary [2022]

SEUNG HYUN LEE, PhD (2002) The Ohio State University [2022]

SANDEFORD SCHAEFFER, EdD (2002), University of Memphis [2021]

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