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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.


MICHAEL W. HARRIS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Colorado Boulder [2022]

JOEL ROBERTS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2020), University of Memphis [2026]


MARGARET (BESS) ROBINSON, Associate Professor, MLS(1992), Indiana University [2018]


ASHLEY ROACH, Assistant Professor, MLIS (2008), University of Southern Mississippi [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*