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College of Health Sciences

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.


FULL MEMBERS

RICHARD J. BLOOMER, Professor, PhD (2003), University of North Carolina at Greensboro [2022]

CAROL C. IRWIN, Professor, PhD (2003), Kent State University [2020]

TODD LAYNE, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), Auburn University [2024]

YUHUA LI, Professor, PhD (1994), Texas A&M University [2020]

KEITH MARTIN, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (1996), University of North Carolina at Greensboro [2023]

BARBARA MCCLANAHAN, Associate Professor, EdD (1990), University of Memphis, PhD (1997) University of Mississippi [2021]

JEBOSE O. OKWUMABUA, Professor, PhD (1985), University of New Mexico [2024]

MAXIME PAQUETTE, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), University of Tennessee, Knoxville [2024]

BRANDT PENCE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign [2022]

MELISSA PUPPA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of South Carolina [2022]

DOUGLAS W. POWELL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Tennessee [2022]

ROBIN R. ROACH, Associate Professor, EdD (1989), Vanderbilt University [2020]

TERRA SMITH, Associate Professor, PhD (1997), Oklahoma State University [2021]

MICHELLE STOCKTON, Associate Professor, PhD (2005), University of Memphis [2025]

MARIE VAN DER MERWE, Associate Professor, PhD (2007) University of Tennessee [2021]

LAWRENCE WEISS, Professor, EdD (1979), University of Georgia [2024]

RUTH WILLIAMS-HOOKER, Associate Professor, EdD (2001), University of Memphis [2020]

FEDORIA RUGLESS, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Cincinnati [2025]

YUFENG ZHANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), University of South Dakota [2025]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

TRACY BRUEN, Clinical Assistant Professor, PhD (2019) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey [2025]

SARA FOLEY, Clinical Assistant Professor, MS (2006) Mississippi State University [2026]

WILLIAM P. TRAVIS, Clinical Assistant Professor, PhD (1976), University of Alabama [2023]


ADJUNCT MEMBERS

SUZANNE APPERSON, MS (1982), University of Memphis [2021]

ALLISON H. GRUBER, PhD (2012), University of Massachusetts [2019]

LISA MAKOWSKI, PhD (2003), Harvard University [2021]

CHANTIS MANTILLA, PhD(2014) University of Miami [2020]

ABIGAIL ROCHE, MS (2015), Colorado State University [2019]

KAREN RINGWALD-SMITH, MS (1996), University of Memphis [2021]

ALEXA SHUTT, PhD (2008), University of Tennessee [2021]

DEIDRA NELSON, MS (2014), University of Memphis [2023]


AFFILIATE MEMBERS

LUCAS BAUMGARTNER, Instructor, MS (2011) University of Tennessee, Knoxville [2021]

NICCO BRAY, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ed.D. (2017), University of Memphis [2025]

DANIEL GREENWOOD, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) [2022]

ASHLEY HOLLOWAY, MS (2015), University of Arkansas [2021]

DAVID KEAN, PhD (2012), Kent State University [2021]

MICHELLE MILLER, MS (2014) University of Memphis [2020]

KAITLYN PHILIPPS, MS (2015), University of Memphis [2021]

CLARE MILNER, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), University of Leeds [2023]


 

ADJUNCT RESEARCH CO-MENTOR

PAUL BIERMAN,MD (1991), University of Miami [2020]

KIMBERLY BOONE, MS (2016), University of Memphis [2020]

ZACH DEBERRY, MS (2013), University of Memphis [2020]

ELLEN DENNING, MS (2016), University of Memphis [2020]

GEORGIA DEAN FALGOUST, MS (2008), University of Memphis [2021]

WHITNEY MAXEY-TROTTER, MS (2011), University of TN Health Science Center [2020]

PATRICIA ELIZABETH PRINCE-GRIFFIN, MS (2008), University of Memphis [2020]

SUMATHI VENKATESH, PhD (2014) Michigan State University [2020]

LEE SHELLY WALLACE, MS (1987), University of Tennessee-Knoxville [2021]


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.*