2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Employees



Tennessee Board of Regents

The Honorable Bill Lee,
Governor and Chairman

The Honorable Flora W. Tydings,
Chancellor

The Honorable Allana Hamilton​,
Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges

The Honorable Emily J. Reynolds,
Vice-Chair, 5th Congressional District, 2017-2021

The Honorable Penny Schwinn,
Ex-Officio Regent

The Honorable Charles Hatcher,
Ex-Officio Regent

The Honorable Emily House,
Ex-Officio Regent

The Honorable Kenneth Goldsmith,
Faculty Regent, 2019-2020

The Honorable Wanda Reid,
Faculty Regent, (Non-Voting)

The Honorable Mark George,
At-Large, West Tennessee, 2020-2026

The Honorable Weston Wamp,
3rd Congressional District, 2019-2023

The Honorable Greg Duckett,
9th Congressional District, 2012-2018, 2018-2024

The Honorable Nisha Powers,
8th Congressional District, 2020-2026

The Honorable Yolanda S. Greene​,
4th Congressional District, 2017-2022

The Honorable Miles A. Burdine
1st Congressional District, 2017-2019, 2019-2025

The Honorable William T. McElyea,
Student Regent, 2020-2021

The Honorable MaryLou Apple,
DVM, 6th Congressional District, 2015-2018, 2018-2024

The Honorable Thomas A. H. White,
At-Large, East Tennessee, 2017-2022

The Honorable Danni B. Varlan,
2nd Congressional District, 2013-2019, 2019-2025

Administration

Tracy D. Hall, President,
B.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1990
M.A., Wichita State University, 1992
Ed.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2007

Kendricks Hooker, Vice President,
Academic Affairs
M.B.A., Bethel University, 2010
 

Sherman D. Greer, Executive Assistant to the President for
Government Relations and Athletic Director
B.A., University of Tennessee - Martin, 2003

Cynthia Graham, Vice President,
External Relations

Sherry Greene, Interim Vice President,
Financial and Administrative Services
B.S., Strayer University, 2005

Jacqueline A. Faulkner, Vice President,
Student Services and Enrollment Management
B.A., Jackson State University, 1997
M.S., University of Memphis, 1999

Michael Boyd, Chief Information Officer,
Information Services

B.B.A., University of Memphis, 2005

Iliana Ricelli, Associate Vice President
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
M.S., Florida International University, 1996

Daphne J. Thomas, Executive Director,
Communications, Marketing & Community Relations
B.A., University of Memphis, 1995

Charlotte J. Johnson, Director,
Internal Audit
B.S., University of Tennessee - Martin, 1972

Deans

Jeremy C. Burnett, Dean of Faculty Support
B.S., University of Tennessee, 1998
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2000

Robin Cole, Dean of Business & Technology
B.S., Robert Morris University., 2000
M.S., Robert Morris University, 2002
D.S., Robert Morris University, 2006

Evan McHugh, Dean of Health & Natural Science
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1983
M.S., Colorado State University, 1993
D.P., Colorada State University, 2003

LaDonna Young, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Mathematics
B.A., Christian Brothers University., 1995
M.A., University of Memphis, 2001
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 2006
 

Faculty

A

Raquel C. Adams, Assistant Professor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

M.A., Memphis College of Arts, 2012

Tiffany P. Akin, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Arizona, 1990
M.A., University of Memphis, 2009

Vicki Armstrong, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.P.S., University of Memphis, 1981
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1988

B

Charles E. Baker, Department Head,
Business & Legal Studies

B.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1998
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 2002
J.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2005
LL.M., University of Florida, 2009

Licensed Attorney, Tennessee

Saeid Baki-Hashemi, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.A., University of Louisville, 1980
M.S., Murray State University, 1983

Amanda M. Banker, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Memphis, 2003
M.S., University of Memphis, 2005

Joanitha T. Barnes, Associate Professor,
Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, 2000
M.A., Criminology, University of Memphis, 2005

Robert A. Blaudow, Assistant Professor, Department Head
Natural Sciences

B.S., Indiana University at Bloomington, 1996
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2008

Shelia L. Bouie, Assistant Professor, Department Head,
Nursing

B.S., Bradley University, 1986
M.S., Governors State University, 1996
M.Ed., University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2015

Sean Bradley, Instructor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 2016

Douglas J. Branch, Associate Professor,
Director, Honors Academy
,
Languages & Literature
B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1987
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1991

John Louis Brassel, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1970
M.B.A., Christian Brothers College, 1993

Valetta R. Brinson, Associate Professor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.A., Morris Brown College, 1998
M.M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2000

Osborne Burks, Associate Professor, Department Head
Allied Health Sciences

B.S., Alcorn State University, 1979
Pharm.MD., University of Tennessee, 1994

Gary Buss, Assistant Professor
Communication, Graphics & Fine Arts

M.S., University of Memphis, 1977
 

C

Christopher R. Camp, Instructor,
Allied Health Sciences

A.A., Northwest Mississippi Community College, 1994
A.A.S., Northwest Mississippi Community College, 2003

Kent Cates, Assistant Professor,
Technologies

A.S., State Institute at Memphis, 1988
B.S.E.T., Memphis State University, 1992
M.Ed., Arkansas State University, 2011

Carlito A. Chiong, Assistant Professor,
Nursing

M.S., Indiana State University, 2012

Shantell L. Chism, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, 2003
M.S., Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, 2005

Richard T. Cockrill, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.S., Arkansas State University, 1986
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1992

Lisa Inzer Coleman, Associate Professor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.S.E., Henderson State University, 1978
M.A., University of Arkansas, 1980

Mary P. Cook, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Christian Brothers College, 1982
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1990

Aaron Cooper, Instruction
Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
 

Carolyn E. Coward, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., LeMoyne-Owen College, 1975
M.A., Atlanta University, 1977

D

Frank Daniels, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1994

Marjorie M. Dernaika, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Lake Forest College, 1990
M.A., University of Memphis, 1996

Shilpa Desai, Associate Professor,
Allied Health

B.S., Shivaji University, 1989
M.S., South Gujarat University, 1991
M.A.T., University of Memphis, 2012

Mathilda Doorley, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.A., William Paterson College of N.J., 1977
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1980

 

E

Cynthia Elliott, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.S., University of Florida, 1981
M.B.A., Clark Atlanta University, 1991

F

Patsy R. Fancher, Professor, Department Head,
Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts

A.A., Northwest Mississippi Community College, 1979
B.F.A., Memphis Academy of Art, 1983
B.F.A., Memphis Academy of Art, 1984
M.F.A., Memphis College of Art, 2000

Laurie Faught, Instructor,
Emergency Medical Technology
A.S., Keiser University, 2006

Emily K. Ford, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1996
M.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1995

Annette E. Fournet, Associate Professor,
Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts

B.F.A., Memphis College of Art, 1979
M.F.A., University of Memphis, 1983

Julie A. Fournier, Instructor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Washington Adventist University, 1991
M.A., Andrews University, 1994

John D. Foy, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Florida Presbyterian College, 1965
M.S., Auburn University, 1967
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1982

Levi Frazier, Jr., Associate Professor,
Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts

B.A., Rhodes College, 1973
M.A., University of Memphis, 1975

Tracy R. Freeman-Jones, Associate Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

R.T., (R) Barnes School of Radiologic Technology, 1994
B.S., LeMoyne-Owen College, 1997

G

Ashley G. Geisewite, Associate Professor, Associate Dean
Faculty Support

B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1989
M.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1990

Mahnaz Ghaffarian, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.B.A., Esfahan University, Iran, 1977
M.S., California Polytechnic, 1980
M.S., University of Memphis, 2005

James D. Gillespie, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Mississippi, 2006
M.A., University of Mississippi, 2006

Cristina Gordon, Department Head
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D., Capella University, 2010

Nanette Graddy, Instructor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 1976
M.A., University of Memphis, 1997

Rhonda R. Graves, Associate Professor,
Techologies

B.S., University of Memphis, 1997
M.S., University of Memphis, 2002

Victoria Gray, Associate Professor,
Social and Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1986
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1991

Cheryl Green, Instructor,
Social &  Behavioral Sciences

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1998
B.A., University of Miami, 1994
B.A., University of Memphis, 2001
M.S., University of Memphis, 2010

Holly J. Green, Instructor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.A., University of Memphis, 2002
M.A., University of Memphis, 2004

Carlton Greene, Associate Dean
Business & Technology

M.B.A., Troy University, 2004

 

H

Lisa E. Hadley, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1987
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1994
M.S.B.A., University of Memphis, 1997

Oyama Hampton, III, Assistant Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.A., University of Arkansas, 1989
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2006

Timothy P. Harrison, Associae Professor,
Business & Legal Studies
B.A., Memphis State University, 1983
J.D., Memphis State University, 1986

Judy M. Hatmaker, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 1977
M.S., University of Memphis, 1979
M.A., University of Memphis, 1981
M.A.T., University of Memphis, 1986

Gerren Herndon, Instructor
Funeral Services Education
 

Natalie D. Herndon, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Mississippi, 1985
M.A., University of Memphis, 2005

Rosaline A. Hicks, Assistant Professor,
Nursing

B.S., Arkansas State University, 2011
M.S., University of Memphis, 2015

Michelle M. Hill, Associate Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

B.S., University of Tennessee Health Sciences, 1979
M.S., University of Tennessee Health Sciences, 2003

Massoumeh Z. Hooshdarah, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

M.S., University of Thran, 1985
M.S., University of North Texas, 1998
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1999

David Huffman, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Memphis, 1995
M.A., University of Memphis, 1998

Marcia F. Hunter, Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.S., Oakwood College, 1977
M.S., Alabama A&M University, 1981
Ed.S., Memphis State University, 1986

Gwynne Hutton, Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.A., University of Memphis, 1978
J.D., University of Memphis Law School, 1981
Licensed Attorney, Tennessee

J

Marguerite Jackson-Jones, Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.S., Mississippi Valley State University, 1969
B.S., Memphis State University, 1971
M.E., Mississippi State University, 1974
M.S., Memphis State University, 1989
M.S., University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1997
Ed.D., Arkansas State University, 2004

Nikki R. Jackson, Instructor,
Mathematics

M.Ed., Union University, 2009

Aaron Jagers, Department Head
Technologies
 

Jason B. Jennings, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Auburn University, 1992
M.S., Auburn University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2007

Joyce D. Johnson, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Alcorn State University, 1996
M.S., Jackson State University, 1999
Ph.D., Jackson State University, 2014

Terrence W. Johnston, Instructor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Memphis, 1996
M.S., University of Memphis, 1998

Melanie Jones, Instructor,
Technologies

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2001
M.A., University of Phoenix, 2011

K

Gayathri Kaushik, Instructor
Natural Sciences

 

Sherria King, Associate Dean
Humanities, Social Sciences & Mathematics

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2005
M.A., Argosy University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2018
 

Thomas L. King, Assistant Professor,
Communications, Graphic, & Fine Arts

B.A., University of North Carolina, 1993
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1998

Akwasi Kusi-Appiah, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University, 2008
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2010

L

Seraphine H. Lambert, Assistant Professor,
Nursing

B.S.N., Mississippi University for Women, 1982
M.S.N., University of Tennessee, 1995

Elizabeth Lawrence, Assistant Professor,
Education, Criminal Justice & Human & Services

B.S., University of Memphis, 1971
M.Ed., University of Memphis, 1972

Steven G. Leake, Instructor,
Business & Legal Studies

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1988

Julie Lester, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Memphis, 2001
M.A., University of Memphis, 2010

Henry L. Lewis, Instructor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

M.A., Syracuse University, 2001

Matthew Lexow, Associate Dean
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.S., Emporia State University, 2003
M.A., Kansas State University, 2006

Lydia M. Linebarger, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

A.A., Longview Community College, 1970
B.S., Southwest Missouri State College, 1972
M.A., University of Missouri, 1975

Jesse E. Lipford, Associate Professor, 
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 1999
M.A., University of Memphis, 2003

Shannon Little, Associate Professor,
Social &  Behavioral Studies

B.A., Drury College, 1981
M.A., University of Memphis, 1996

Barbara E. Lloyd, Assistant Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

M.A., Wayne State University, 1991

Lisa Loden, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1994
M.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1997

M

Salahuddin M. Masum, Professor,
Technologies

B.Sc. (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2001
M.Sc. (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2005
M.Sc., (EECE), University of Memphis, 2010
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 2013
M.Sc., University of Memphis, 2014

Merry T. Mattix, Department Head,
Emergency Medical Technology

A.S., Emergency Medical Technology, 1984

Loretta McBride, Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1972
M.A., University of Memphis, 1986
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2011

Rosalyn McGhee, Assistant Professor
Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

M.A., University of Phoenix, 2011

Joan McGrory, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.S., Christian Brothers College, 1988
M.B.A., Christian Brothers University, 1996
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern, 2005

Leslee McKnight, Instructor,
Allied Health Sciences

A.A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1995

Rose W. McNeil, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Earlham College, 1970
M.A., Atlanta University, 1975

Christopher T. Meredith, Assistant Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

M.A., University of Dallas, 2007

Thomas A. Midgley, Assistant Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.A., Mississippi State University, 2007
M.S., University of Alabama, 2008

Rachel R. Mixson, Instructor,
Languages and Literature

B.A., Millsaps College, 2007
M.A., University of Mississippi, 2009

Rosemarie A. Montgomery, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Arkansas State University, 2000
M.S., Arkansas State University, 2003

J. Wayne Morris, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1992
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1979
M.S., Capella University, 2005

Mark W. Moses, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Alabama, 1993
M.A., University of Alabama, 1996

Debra S. Murphy, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
M.S., University of Memphis, 1984
M.S., University of Tennessee, 1993

Megan Murphy, Associate Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

B.A., Austin College, 1978
M.S., Stephen F. Austin College, 1984

Tami L. Murphy, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S.E.E., University of Memphis, 1983
M.S., University of Memphis, 1986
M.S., University of Tennessee, 1993

N

 

O

Vincent Ores, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

A.E.T., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1986
B.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 1988
M.S., University of Memphis, 1990

Alan D. Otts, Instructor,
Technologies

B.S., University of Memphis, 1999

P


Electa R. Park, Assistant Professor,
Natural Sciences

Ph.D., LSUHSC New Orleans, 2006

Latorya Parker, Assistant Professor,
Technologies

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2012

 

Alexander Paulus, Assistant Professor,
Communucations, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.F.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2003
M.F.A., Memphis Colleg of Art, 2009

Charles Pender, Professor,
Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1985
M.Ed., University of Memphis, 1987
D.M.A., American Conservatory of Music, 1997

Brenda Phillips, Assistant Professor
Technologies

B.S., Christian Brothers University, 1989

Karen A. Pierce, Associate Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 1988
M.S., University of Memphis, 1991
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1994

Phyllis Y. Porter, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Hampton University, 1982
M.S., University of Memphis, 1990

Mary Pratt, Associate Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Christian Brothers University, 1975
M.A., University of Memphis, 1977

Hannah D. Province, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Arkansas State University, 2006
M.S., Arkansas State University, 2008

Q

Carlos S. Quinn, Instructor,
Allied Health Sciences
A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2012

R

Khalil Rassy, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., Louisiana Tech, 1987
M.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1989

Edward C. Reid, Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Northern Michigan University, 1970
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1974
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1981

Melissa N. Reyna, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

M.S., University of Memphis, 2012

Miki L. Richardson, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Arkansas State University, 1995
M.A., Arkansas State University, 1996

Barbara Roseborough, Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., LeMoyne-Owen College, 1973
M.A., Atlanta University, 1977
Ph.D., Walden University, 2016

Marjorie Rothschild, Assistant Professor
Natural Sciences

B.A., University of Connecticut, 1974
M.A., University of Kansas, 1980
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1998

Michael D. Rounds, Assistant Professor,
Communications, Graphic, & Fine Arts

M.A., Arkansas State University, 2013

Koushik Roy, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Calcutta, 1989
M.S., University of Calcutta, 1991
Ph.D., Jadavpur University, 1999

S

Larry E. Siler, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Memphis, 1966
M.S., University of Memphis, 1970

Darcy Sims, Instructor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Missouri Southern State College, 1991
M.A., National University, 1996

 

Bridgett Smith, Professor,
Mathematics

B.S.E.E., University of Alabama, 1986
M.S., University of Alabama, 2000
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2010

Forrest Smith, Associate Professor,
Technologies

B.S.E.E., University of Memphis, 2008
M.S.E.E., University of Memphis, 2009

James Douglas Smith, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.A., University of Arkansas, 1965
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1976
D.C., Parker College of Chiropractic, 1991

John Tyler Stephenson, Assistant Professor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 2003
M.A., University of Memphis, 2006

Jennifer Stevens, Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy

 

Shirley K. Stewart, Instructor,
Social & Behavioral Sciences

A.A., Coahoma Community College, 2003
B.S., Mississippi Valley State University, 2004
M.Ed., Delta State University, 2006

Mahmuda Sultana, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2000
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2003

William D. Summons, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

A.S., N.W. Michigan College, 1973
B.S., Michigan State University, 1975
M.S., Michigan State University, 1977

Maria M. Sun, Assistant Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

B.S., Clemson University, 1979
M.S., University of Memphis, 1997

Carl E. Swoboda, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1972
M.S., University of Memphis, 1994

Janet Sykes, Professor,
Technologies

B.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 1998
M.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 2000

T

Arnitria L. Taylor, Assistant Professor,
Technologies

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1996
B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2004
M.S., Strayer University, 2007

Rosie Taylor, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Jackson State University, 1987
M.S., Southern University, 1991

Donald L. Thomas, Assistant Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Alabama, 1991
M.S., University of Alabama, 1993

Dieter H. Tillman, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Miami University, Ohio, 1982
M.S., Miami University, Ohio, 1984

Robert Tom, Associate Professor,
Technologies

B.Arch., Tulane University, 1973
M.Arch., Tulane University, 2004
M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, 1977
M.C.P., University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Tonya Torres, Instructor,
Radiologic Technology

B.S., Old Dominion University, 2007

Rachel S. Trigg, Assistant Professor,
Allied Health Sciences

A.A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1992
B.S., University of Memphis, 1989

William G. Turner, III, Assistant Professor,
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.S., University of Memphis, 2002
M.A., University of Memphis, 2009

V

 

W

Amy B. Waddell, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., Georgetown University, 1992
Ph.D., Emory University, 1997

MaLinda F. Wade, Associate Professor,
Social &  Behavioral Sciences

B.A., Ball State University, 1977
M.P.A., Ball State University, 1978
M.A., Ball State University, 1980

Juliann L. Waits, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Memphis, 1991
M.S., University of Memphis, 1996
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2002

Martin A. Wakefield, Instructor,
Communications, Graphic, & Fine Arts

B.A., Memphis State University, 1986
M.A., Memphis State University, 1991

Patricia Ward, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.S., University of Memphis, 1970
M.A., University of Memphis, 1985

Sarah J. Warrington, Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Memphis, 1962
M.S., University of Memphis, 1972
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1983

Nathan Washington, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.A., University of Memphis, 2002
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 2004

Twyla J. Waters, Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

B.A., Franklin College, 1987
J.D., Indiana University Law School, 1990
Licensed Attorney, Tennessee

William G. Weppner, Associate Professor,
Mathematics

B.S., University of Buffalo, 1959
M.E.E., University of Oklahoma, 1964

Stewart White, Instructor
Engineering Technology

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2008
B.S., California State University, 1983
M.E.M., Christian Brothers University, 2001

Jason Y. Whitt, Professor,
Mathematics

B.A., Mississippi State University, 1992
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1998

Marilyn S. Wilburn, Assistant Professor,
Nursing

A.S.N., Alcorn State University, 2005
B.S.N., Alcorn State University, 2010
M.S.N., Alcorn State University, 2012

Dustin Williams, Associate Professor, Department Head
Languages & Literature

B.S., Arkansas State University, 1986
M.A., University of Mississippi, 1992

Willie J. Wilson, Assistant Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.L.S., University of Memphis, 1998
M.F.A., University of Memphis, 2001

Geoffrey A. Wood, Instructor,
Technologies

B.S., University of Memphis, 1995
M.A., University of Memphis, 1998
M.S., University of Memphis, 2001

Dagny G. Wright, Associate Professor,
Business & Legal Studies

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1992
B.S., University of Alabama, 1973
M.B.A., Christian Brothers University, 1998
CompTIA Security+ Certified

Y

Raydine Yabrough, Associate Professor,
Languages & Literature

B.A., Christian Brothers University., 1995
M.A., University of Memphis, 2001
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 2006

Pengfei Yao, Assistant Professor,
Mathematics

M.A., University of Alabama, 2008
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2011

Imogene Younger, Associate Professor,
Natural Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 1969
M.S., University of Memphis, 1972

Faculty Emeriti

Clinton D. Amos, Professor Emeritus
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University, 1974

Bondie Armstrong, Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1982

John P. Bacon, Jr., Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1967

Charles H. Baker, Professor Emeritus
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1967

Edwin J. Barnes, Professor Emeritus
B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1955

Anxious E. Bryant, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1970

Clarence Christian, Professor Emeritus
M.A.S.W., University of Chicago, 1970

Cheryl Cleaves, Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1986

Gay G. Coe, Professor Emerita
M.A., University of Memphis, 1964

Vava E. Cook, Professor Emerita,
Ed.D, University of Memphis, 1989

J. Paul Dudenhefer, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1975

William T. Dugard, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1972

Charles O. Eddlemon, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1989

Louis French, Associate Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1988

LaVerne T. Gurley, Professor Emerita
Ph.D., The Union for Experimenting Colleges
and Universities, 1976

James D. Gilbert, Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Mississippi, 1966

Marian E. Ham, Professor Emerita
B.A., University of Mississippi, 1977

James A. Hight, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1967

Lorraine Hicks, Professor Emerita
M.S., University of Memphis, 1969

John W. Hurd, Associate Professor Emeritus
B.S., University of Memphis, 1956

Walker Hurd, Professor Emeritus
M.A., University of Memphis, 1969

Yvonne Jones, Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2003

Steven A. Katz, Professor Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1985

Bette C. Latta, Professor Emerita
M.A., University of Memphis, 1965

F. Cleo Long, Professor Emerita
M.S., University of Iowa

George R. Mackie, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1974

Albert E. McBee, Professor Emeritus
A.E., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1974

Gregory E. Maksi, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1983

George L. Miller, Professor Emeritus
B.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 1987

Clyde Orem, Professor Emeritus
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1967

Robert C. Osburn, Professor Emeritus
B.S., University of Memphis, 1954

Patricia S. Peeples, Professor Emerita
B.A., Texas Women’s University, 1950

Richard W. Phillips, Professor Emeritus
A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1976

Ruby Jean Powell, Professor Emerita
M.A., University of Tennessee, 1955

Mary Pretti, Professor Emerita
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1970

Maxine Reed, Professor Emerita
M.A., University of Memphis, 1967

F. Lamar Roberson, Professor Emeritus
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1972

Ada Shotwell, Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1986

Charles G. Sneed, Associate Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1989

Richard L. Spreitzer, Professor Emeritus
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1974

Janet W. Stockett, Professor Emerita
B.S., University of Memphis, 1957

Mary Lee Strode, Professor Emerita
M.A., University of Memphis, 1966

Janice Van Dyke, Professor Emerita
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1989

Jimmy E. Williams, Professor Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1970

Administrative Staff

A

Cynthia E. Sing Abadie, Special Assistant to the VP,
Academic Affairs

B.A., University of Mississippi, 2000
M.B.A., University of Memphis, 2002

Becky Anderson, Jr. HR Business Partner
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
 

Demetria J. Anderson, Coordinator,
TECTA

B.S., Tennessee State University, 2007

Terika Anderson, Manager, 
Continuing Education

M.B.A., Bethel University, 2010

Edward Ashworth, Manager,
Client Services

A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1982
B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2009

 

B

Celeste Bailey, Instructional Designer
Center of Emphasis

M.S., Education, Samford University, 2017

David Bailey, Manager
Infrastructure Services

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2012

Angela A. Banks, Assistant Director,
Career Services

B.A., Western Illinois University, 1998
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2003

Antoinette Barton, Accountant 3,
Fisical Operations

B.S., Victory University, 2014

Iris Blair, Academic Advisor,
Title III

B.A., University of Memphis, 2015

Todd W. Blankenbeckler, Director,
Digital Learning
B.S., University of Memphis, 1996
M.S., University of Memphis, 1999

Karla J. Blume Shalaby, Coordinator,
Digital Learning

M.S., University of Memphis, 1977

Janura Bonds, Coordinator,
TECTA

B.S., Jackson State University, 2000

Verneta Boone, Director,
Whitehaven Center

B.A., Western Illinois University, 1998
M.B.A., Dowling College, Long Island, NY, 2003
Ed.D., Argosy University, 2016

Tamera N. Boyland, Coordinator,
Student Development

A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2016

Anita K. Brackin, Associate Vice President,
Continuing Education & Workforce Development

 

Sean Bradley, Academic Advisor
Advising & Academic Support

B.A., University of Memphis, 2016

Shanita L. Brown, Associate Vice President
Enrollment Services

B.S., Tennessee State University, 2001
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2008
Ed.D., Tevecca Nazarene University, 2017

Jerry Bryant, Executive Administrative Assistant
External Affairs 

 

Teresa L. Calloway, Coordinator,
Digital Learning 

B.S., Embry-Riddle, 1991

Mary Cano, Executive Administrative Assistant,
Office of the President

 

Ronald A. Claxton, Associate Director,
Academic Support Center

A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1984
B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2010
M.P.S., University of Memphis, 2013

Thomas G. Cole, Assistant Director,
Academic Support Center

B.A., Rhodes University, 2008
M.A., University of Florida, 2010

Leslie Collie, Librarian I,
Library

 

Glenda Collins, Director,
Continuing Education

B.S., Mississippi State University, 2011
M.I.S.E., Auburn University, 2013
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2017

Debra T. Davis, Counselor,
PBI Competitive Grant

B.S., Lambuth College, 1980

Gloria Dixon, Specialist,
Infrastructure Services 

B.S., Alcorn State University, 1975

Tujuana V. Douglas, Director,
Payroll

A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2007
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 2012

E

 

F

Chateeka Farris, Director,
Testing

B.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1997

Diana Fedinec, Director,
Communications & Marketing

B.A., Rhodes College, 1980
M.A., Northwestern University, 1982

Brandon Felder, Registrar
Admissions

 

Donald C. Fisher, Executive Director,
Mid-South Quality Productivity Center

B.S., Murray State University, 1971
M.S., Murray State University, 1973
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1986

 

G

Michael Keith Gentry, Sports Media Representative/Softball Coach,
Athletics

B.A., University of Memphis, 1983

Suzanne Gibson, Director,
Continuing Education

B.S., Robert Morris University, 1985

Courtney D. Gipson, Director,
Student Disability Services

M.S., University of Arkansas, 2016

Jhona Gipson, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support

B.A., Mississippi State University, 2016

Kendall Gloster, Specialist,
Distance Education and Instructional Technology

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2000

Elizabeth A. Golden, Supervisor,
Financial Planning, Budgeting and Analysis

A.A.S., State Technicial Institute at Memphis, 1996
B.S., University of Memphis, 2001

LaMecia Goode-Freeman, Director,
Gill Center

B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2009

Diane E. Graham, Technician,
Allied Health Sciences

A.A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1997

Ernest A. Greenleaf, Associate Director,
Public Safety
B.A., University of Memphis, 1997

Selena Y. Grimes, Director,
Academic Administration Services

B.B.A., University of Memphis, 1985
M.S., University of Memphis, 1995

H

Clay Hancock, Manager,
Technology Operations

B.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 1999

Marcia R. Hancock, Director,
Application Services

B.S.E.T., University of Memphis, 1989
M.P.S., University of Memphis, 2014

Lana Harris, Purchasing Agent,
Purchasing and Auxiliary Services

A.A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1993

Gloria D. Hayden, Librarian 2,
Library Services

B.A., University of Kentucky, 1996
M.L.S., Indiana University at Bloomington, 1996

Barbara J. Helton, Case Manager,
Advising & Academic Support

Connie A. Herron, Advisor,
Advising, Counseling and Articulation

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1998
B.S., Bethal University, 2007

Angelica Hopkins, Academic Advisor
Title III

 

Alpha C. Hunsucker, Specialist
TECTA

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1996
B.S., Christian Brothers University, 1999

I

 

J

Robert R. Jackson, Director,
Creative Printing Services

B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2007
M.P.S., University of Memphis, 2013

 

Matthew Johnston, Systems Analyst I,
Enterprise Application Services

B.S.E., University of Memphis, 1992

Melissa N. Joiner, Coordinator,
TECTA
B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2008

Micheal A. Jones, Deputy CIO,
Information Services
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 2004

Michael J. Jordan, Coordinator,
Physical Plant

 

K

Kendra L. Kea, Manager,
Mid-South Quality Productivity Center

B.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2002
M.S., Strayer University, 2012

Kristina King, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support
B.S., Bethel University, 2013

L

Roseanne Landey, Executive Director,
Institutional Development

B.A., University of West Florida, 1996
M.P.A., University of West Florida, 1999

Jacqueline Larry, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support

M.A.Ed., University of Phoenix, 2009 
M.A., Mississippi Valley State University, 2017

Lashonda Lewis, Child Care Teacher I,
Child Care Centers

A.A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1988
B.S., University of Memphis, 2001
M.Ed., Union University, 2006

Lorrean Lim, Deputy Cheif Financial Officer,
Finance
M.B.A., Memphis State University, 1989

Belinda C. Looney, Coordinator,
American Promise- MOVE Hire Grant
B.S., University of Arkansas, 2014

M

Kim L. Martin, Specialist,
Digital Learning

B.S., Bethune-Cookman College
M.Ed., Christian Brothers University, 2003

Andrea Martre, Counselor, Coach,
Women’s Basketbal
l
B.S., University of Memphis, 2002

Tabitha Snipes Matthews, Manager of Operations
Continuing Education

B.S., University of Memphis, 2013

Keith Mattix, Manager,
Physical Plant

A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1983

Jessica T. Miller, Coordinator,
International Education Program
B.A., University of Memphis, 2017

Evelyn D. Moore
Advising & Academic Support

B.A., Lincoln University, 1977
M.B.A., Colorado Technical University, 2005
M.A., University of Memphis, 2010

Annie L. Moss, Director,
Admissions
M.A.T., Grambling State University, 2005

Kenneth W. Moten, Manager,
Physical Plant
B.S., Memphis State University, 1976

Katrina R. Muldrow, Director,
Academic Administrative Services

B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2014

John Murrell, Director,
Institutional Effectiveness & Research

 

N

Ompie L. Nelson, Counselor,
Upward Bound

B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2004

 

O

Patrick O’Daniel, Executive Director,
Library
B.A., University of Memphis, 1991

P

Mary Palmer, Director,
Child Care Centers

B.A., Berea College, 1977
M.S., Nova-Southeastern University, 1991
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 2010

Lennon D. Pearson, Manager,
Client Service and Support

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1987

Tameka Perry, Director,
Equity & Compliance

A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1993

B.B.A, University of Memphis, 1995

J.D., University of Memphis, 2001

Amanda Prewitt,
Coordinator, Student Disability Services

B.A., Spellman College, 2014

Q

Toni A. Quick, Systems Analyst I,
Application Services

B.S., University of Memphis, 1979

Cody Quon, Budget Analyst
Budgeting Financial Planning

 

R


William H. Richardson, Specialist,
Tennessee Small Business Development Center

B.A., LeMoyne-Owen College, 1967
M.B.A., Atlanta University, 1969

Sherita Robertson, Director,
Financial Aid
B.A., Grambling State University, 1990

Sherman A. Robinson, Counselor,
Project M.O.S.T
B.B.A, Jackson State University, 1996

Dorothy Rodgers, Coordinator,
Financial Aid

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1993
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 2001
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2003

William T. Ross, Director,
Restricted Funds

B.S., University of Memphis, 1971
M.Ed., University of Memphis, 1973

Sharael Royal, Social Services Coordinator,
Student Development
B.S., Alcorn State University, 2013

Leslie M. Russell, System Analyst I,
Application Services
B.A., University of Arkansas, 2006
M.B.A., Harding University, 2012

Alma H. Rutledge, Director
Title III
 

S

Michael Saddler, Director,
Purchasing

Kariem-Abdul Salaam, Director,
Project M.O.S.T.

B.S., Alabama A&M University, 1971
M.S., University of Memphis, 2005

Eric Saunders, Engineer,
Information Services

B.S., Memphis State University, 1991

Erik Schoenrock, Head Coach,
Volleyball

​B.S., University of Memphis, 2016

Keneshia Seals, Specialist
Enrollment Services

M.S., Strayer University, 2016

 

Amy D. Shead, Client Services Manager
Continuing Education

B.A., University of Memphis, 1994
M.S., University of Memphis, 2008

 

Ciara L. Shipp, Coordinator,
Student Development

B.S., University of Memphis, 2014

Christine R. Shott, Designer, 
AMATYC

 

Carlos D. Smith, Director, 
Institutional Research
M.Ed., Mississippi College, 2008

Jeanette G. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, 
Finance
B.P.A., Mississippi State University, 1984

Tajuanna N. Smith, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support

​A.A., Northwest Mississippi Community College, 2007

James A. Sorrell, Director,
Information Services

Tabitha L. Stevenson, Coordinator, 
Academic Support

 

Vivian W. Stewart, Associate Director,
Library Services

B.S., Fort Valley State College, 1983
M.L.S., Atlanta University, 1984

Melissa S. Street, Purchasing Agent, 
Purchasing

Luther M. Sweeney, Jr., Database Administrator I,
Application Services

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1993
B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1979

 

James B. Sykes, Academic Advisor, 
Advising & Academic Support
B.P.S., University of Memphis, 2017

T

Harry L. Taylor, Executive Director,
Extended Programs

B.A., LeMoyne-Owen College, 1974

 

Steven A. Taylor, Specialist,
Technologies
A.A.A., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2017

Brenda L. Teague, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support
 

Melissa Terry, Systems Analyst I,
Application Services

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 1994

Norma Terry, Assistant Director,
Infrastructure Service Administration
B.B.A., University of Memphis, 2013
M.B.A., Walden University, 2015

Kanika Scott Thompson, Academic Advisor,
Advising & Academic Support
B.A., University of Memphis, 2014
 

Ravalika Thuti, Systems Analyst I,
Application Services
 

Jennifer Townes, Director
Center of Emphasis
B.S. University of Tennessee Martin, 2000
M.Ed., Tennessee State University, 2005
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 2016

 

V

Beverly S. Vance, Director,
AMATYC

B.S., Jacksonville State University, 1979

 

W

C. Woody Wall, Director,
Technology Operations

A.A.S., State Technical Institute at Memphis, 1992

Sandra Wallace, Director,
Cashier & Accounts Receiveable
 

Cortney C. Ward, Specialist,
Career Services

B.A., University of Memphis, 2004

Ouida P. Warren, Director,
Upward Bound

B.A., University of Illinois, 1991
M.S., National University, 1994

James L. Warwick, Specialist,
Technologies

A.A.S., State Technical Institute of Memphis, 1991
B.S., University of Memphis, 1997

Lezley A. Webb, Director,
Public Safety

B.A., Christian Brothers University, 2001
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2004

Alice P. Webster, Coordinator,
Physical Plant

 

Dong Wei, Manager,
Budgeting and Financial Planning
 

Jonathan A. Welden, Director,
Physical Plant
 

Ronald M. Wells, Director,
Millington and Fayette Centers

B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1997
M.B.A., Webster University, 2011

Brenda J. Williams, Director,
Career Services

B.S., East Texas State University, 1991
M.S., University of Memphis, 2000

Elizabeth Owens Wilson, Director,
TECTA Grants

B.A., Mississippi State University, 1994
M.S., Georgia State University, 1995

Phoenix P. Worthy, Assocaite Director,
Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs

B.A., University of Memphis, 1993

Administrators Emeriti

M. Douglas Call, President Emeritus
Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1973

Nathan L. Essex, President Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1975

Thurman H. Jackson, Dean Emeritus
M.S., University of Memphis, 1966

Charles M. Temple, President Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, 1970