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.
COLIN CHAPELL, Instructor, PhD (2011), University Alabama 
RICHARD L. IRWIN, Professor, EdD (1990). University of Northern Colorado 
DAN L. LATTIMORE, Professor, PhD (1972), University of Wisconsin-Madison 
WILLIAM AKEY, Vice President in Enrollment Services, EdD (2006), University of Memphis 
JOY AUSTIN, Instructor, DA (1983), University of Mississippi 
HAL L. FREEMAN, JR., Instructor, MBA (1999), Union University 
JOANNE GIKAS, Interim Dean, EdD (2011), University of Memphis 
TIFFANY JOHNSON, Instructor, JD (2002), Georgetown University Law Center 
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 
HANS CHUN, Instructor, PhD (2008) University of Pacific 
RADIE KRUEGER, EdD, Nova Southeastern University 
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.*