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College of Professional and Liberal Studies

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

COLIN CHAPELL, Instructor, PhD (2011), University Alabama [2023]

RICHARD L. IRWIN, Professor, EdD (1990). University of Northern Colorado [2025]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

WILLIAM AKEY, Vice President in Enrollment Services, EdD (2006), University of Memphis

JOY AUSTIN, Instructor,  DA (1983), University of Mississippi

HANS CHUN, Instructor, PhD (2008) University of Pacific

HAL L. FREEMAN, JR., Instructor, MBA (1999), Union University

JOANNE GIKAS, Associate Dean, EdD (2011), University of Memphis

TIFFANY JOHNSON, Instructor, JD (2002), Georgetown University Law Center

RADIE KRUEGER, EdD, Nova Southeastern University [2020]

LORETTA RUDD, Clinical Associate Professor, PhD (2003), Baylor University

RON SERINO, Instructor, PhD (2016), Brite Divinity School

LORRAINE MEINERS-LOVEL, Instructor, PhD (2020), University of Memphis


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

GARY DONHARDT, Instructor, PhD (1982), Ohio University [2023]

DAN L. LATTIMORE, Professor, PhD (1972), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2023]


 NOTE: Expiration date for Full and External Graduate Faculty membership is indicated in brackets

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*