Dr. Kathy Tuberville

Associate Professor of Teaching

FCBE 308
Office Hours
By Appointment


Dr. Kathy Tuberville, Associate Professor of Teaching in the U of M Department of Management, and Faculty Director of the Fogelman Women in Leadership Programs, has a diverse career background in both higher education and business leadership roles.   Through various human resource management and marketing positions within Memphis, Tuberville became interested in the role of developing college students for the workplace and has over 25 years of experience in teaching, experiential learning, and working with students in innovative professional development programs.  She has worked with numerous organizations to build recruiting programs that yield high impact talent development programs.   She is the faculty advisor for the University of Memphis SHRM Student Chapter and is on the faculty of the Management Department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics where she teaches HR courses and advises internships for management and HR students.  She currently serves as Chair of 2024 SHRM TN Conference for SHRM-Memphis and coordinates innovative programs for regional HR professionals in her consulting work.  She has served as a faculty advisor for SHRM Student Chapters at two higher education institutions for over 18 years.

Programs that have been innovated for the U of M SHRM chapter include HR Discovery Day, HR Academy, and Professional Engagement Night. Students in the U of M Chapter have competed in national SHRM Competition, winning first place in the Central Division in 2017 and participating at the state level competitions in Tennessee.  Dr. Tuberville routinely incorporates student SHRM leaders in the SHRM-Memphis professional chapter, including co-hosting the 2022 SHRM DEI Conference with the professional chapter.  In 2020, the SHRM Student Chapter was highly involved in the first Student and YP Professional Day at the fully virtual 2020 TN SHRM Conference The chapter has very strong support HR community support and is open to students in all Memphis higher education institution for an inclusive approach to HR career development.  

She has led five international Study Abroad programs in Italy and France with over 125 students participating, five international internship programs in the Czech Republic and Ireland, and works with Coventry University on COIL programs (Collaborative Online International Learning) groups for classroom integration.

Research interests include leadership, human resource management, experiential learning, and student engagement.

In the 901, she serves on the Board of SHRM-Memphis and The DeNeuville Learning Center for Women where students are introduced to professionals from all industries in the organizational events of both associations. With the CEIA, Cooperative Education and International Education, a national experiential learning professional association, she serves as the Tennessee representative for this growing organization.

Her recent awards include 2023 SHRM national Advisor Impact award, 2023 FCBE Engaged and Creative Teaching Award, 2022 UM Distinguished Faculty Award, 2021 George Johnson Teaching Fellowship, MBU 2019 HR Impact Award, TN SHRM 2020 HR Professional of Excellence, and Memphis Business Journal Super Women in Business Award, 2015.


Onground and online sections of Managerial Leadership, Managing Employee Wellness, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management and Communication and Career Readiness. Experiential learning courses including MGMT 4911 and BA 4911 and experiential learning projects within Managing Employee Wellness.


  • SHRM-Memphis Board of Directors
  • Tennessee SHRM State Conference Chair, 2023-24
  • CEIA Tennessee Representative (Cooperative Education and Internship Association
  • DeNeuville Learning Center for Women—Board of Directors
  • Professional Connections Mentor
  • MILE Advisory Board
  • UofM Writing Committee
  • City Current Executive Committee
  • Student SHRM Chapter Faculty Advisor

Honors & Awards

Campus Awards:

  • 2022 | U of M Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, U of M Alumni Association
  • 2021-2022 | George Johnson Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Fogelman College of Business & Economics
  • 2021 | Teaching Beyond The Classroom, Fogelman College of Business & Economics
  • 2018 | Faculty Service Award, Department of Management
  • 2018 | HR Champion, SHRM-Memphis (HR Excellence Awards)
  • 2017 | George Johnson Service Award, Fogelman College of Business & Economics
  • 2016 | Excellence in Service to Students Award, National Leadership and Success Society
  • 2014 | Department of Management—Faculty Teaching Award

External Awards:

  • 2021 | SHRM-Memphis HR Educator of the Year Award, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)                      
  • 2021 | SHRM-Memphis Department of Management Faculty Team Award, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)   
  • 2020 | TN SHRM HR Professional of Excellence, TN SHRM State Conference
  • 2019 | HR Educator of the Year Award, Memphis Business Journal
  • 2015 | Super Woman in Business Award, Memphis Business Journal            

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Management 
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Association of Training and Development (ATD)
  • Forbes Women


Research interests include career development, human resource management, women in leadership, and leadership development. 


Sorenson, K. & Tuberville, K. (2022) A Bridge From the Classroom To the Boardroom-Linking Accounting Employers, Faculty, and Students.  In publication process. 

Tuberville, K. (2014) A Case Study:  Faculty Perceptions of Experiential Learning At A Public University. 

Tuberville, K. (2021) Are we preparing future HR leaders? HR Professionals Magazine

Tuberville, K.(2020, July) Strategic Vision for the Next Generation of Talent – Where’s the COVID-19 Crystal Ball for Internships?, HR Professionals Magazine

Tuberville, K. (2016) Experiential Learning and Internships--A Higher Education Perspective. HR Professionals.

Tuberville, K. (2016,March). Academic Internships-A Higher Education Perspective, HR Professionals.

Travis, C. Tuberville, K. & Frazier, R. (2015). Build a Culture of Health To Build Effective Worksite Wellness Programs. HR Professionals.


Tuberville, K. (2020).  Career Development for Tomorrow’s Accounting Professionals.  E-book published by Kendall Hunt. 

Tuberville, K. (2022).  Your Leadership Journey: Driving leadership success through purpose and passion. e-Book published by Kendall Hunt. 

Consulting Interests

Innovative leadership development, talent management, and women in leadership programming. 

Representative Conference Presentations

Tuberville, K. & Federman, B. (2022, April) Performance Management for Internship Programs Necessity or Strategy for Growth? CEIA National Conference.

Tuberville, K. Engel, C., & Nichols, J. (2018). Creative Collaboration in International Internships. CEIA National Conference, Charleston, SC.

Tuberville, K. & Nichols, J. Employer Relationship Development for Internship Success (2018) CEIA National Conference, Charleston, SC.

Tuberville, K. & Danehower, C. (March, 2017). Southwest Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference. "Using Experiential Learning Concepts in New Course Designs: Experiential Learning in Managing Employee Wellness and Managerial Leadership.

Tuberville, K.(2017) Cooperative Education and Internship Association National Conference.Preparing Students For Internships--Consider Ethics Education For Experiential Learning Assignments

Tuberville, K (2016) Cooperative Education and Internship Association National Conference Strategic and Sustainable Recruiting Employer-focused Engagement For Internship Success

Tuberville, K. (2016) Tennessee State Society of Human Resource Management September 2016 Early Entry Talent—Building An Innovative Pipeline For Strategic Staffing

Tuberville, K. & Danehower, C. Academy of Management Presenter, Experiential Learning in New Course Design (2015 Conference).

Engaged Employer Recruiting Through Professional Development National Cooperative Education and Internship Association, March 2015

Tuberville, K. Tennessee State SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) Conference (September 2014).  Developing Entry Talent-Incorporating College Interns In Strategic Staffing Plans”Are They Ready?