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 
JOEL ROBERTS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2020), University of Memphis 
MARGARET (BESS) ROBINSON, Associate Professor, MLS(1992), Indiana University 
ASHLEY ROACH, Assistant Professor, MLIS (2008), University of Southern Mississippi 
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*