2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Employees



Tennessee Board of Regents

The Honorable Bill Lee,
Ex-Officio Regent and Governor
 
The Honorable Flora Tydings,
Chancellor
 
The Honorable Emily J. Reynolds,
Vice-Chair, 5th Congressional District
 
The Honorable Penny Schwinn,
Ex-Officio Regent
 
The Honorable Charles Hatcher,
Ex-Officio Regent
 
The Honorable Emily House,
Ex-Officio Regent
 
The Honorable Ramona Shelton,
Faculty Regent, (Non-Voting)
 
The Honorable Wanda Reid,
Faculty Regent
 
The Honorable Clifford Thompson,
Student Regent
 
The Honorable Mark George,
At-Large, West Tennessee
 
The Honorable Mark Gill,
At-Large, Middle Tennessee
 
The Honorable Thomas A.H. White,
At-Large, East Tennessee
 
The Honorable Greg Duckett,
9th Congressional District
 
The Honorable Nisha Powers,
8th Congressional District
 
The Honorable Joey Hatch,
7th Congressional District
 
The Honorable MayLou Apple,
DVM, 6th Congressional District
 
The Honorable Yolanda S. Greene,
4th Congressional District
 
The Honorable Weston Wamp,
3rd Congressional District
 
The Honorable Daniel D. Varlan,
2nd Congressional District
 
The Honorable Miles A. Burdine,
1st Congressional District

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
 
Cynthia Graham, Vice President
External Relations
 
Jeanette Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Financial and Administrative Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B.P.A., Mississippi State University, 1984
 
Corey Major, Interim Vice President
Student Affairs
M.S., University of Memphis, 2003
 
Michael Boyd, Associate Vice President
Administrative 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
 
Sheila Bouie, Dean of Health & Natural Science
B.S., Bradley University, 1986
M.S., Governors State University, 1996
M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2015
 
Carlton Greene, Interim Dean of Business and Technology
 
Sherria King, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Mathematics
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University., 2005
M.A., Argosy University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2018

Faculty

A

Cynthia S. Abadie, Associate Professor
Business and Legal Studies
 

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

Todd W. Blankenbeckler, Assistant Professor
Technologies
 

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

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

Brian L. Carriveau, Instructor
Emergency Medical Technology
 

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, Instructor
Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
 
Carolyn E. Coward, Associate Professor
Languages & Literature

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

D

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
 
Marilyn D. Dillard, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 

E

Stephanie Eley, Instructor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
B.A., The University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001
 
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

Julie A. Fournier, Instructor
Languages & Literature

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

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
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
 
Marlon D. Gibson, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
James D. Gillespie, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature

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

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 E. 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, Associate 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
 
Bennie Hearn, Instructor
Emergency Medical, Technology
 
Gerren Herndon, Interim Assistant Professor
Funeral Services Education
 
Natalie D. Herndon, Assistant Professor
Mathematics

B.S., University of Mississippi, 1985
M.A., University of Memphis, 2005
 
Sharron Y. Hightower, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
Charity D. Hill, Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology Department
 
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 
Eric Huber, Assistant Professor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
 
David Huffman, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature

B.A., University of Memphis, 1995
M.A., University of Memphis, 1998
 
Arthur Hullender, Assistant Professor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
 
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

Nikki R. Jackson, Instructor
Mathematics

M.Ed., Union University, 2009
 
Susanna L. Jackson, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature
 
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
 
Aaron Jagers, Department Head
Technologies
 
Pearl D. Jemison, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
Jason B. Jennings, Professor
Natural Sciences

B.S., Auburn University, 1992
M.S., Auburn University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2007
 
Carolyn V. Jensen, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
Cetrea I. Jimerson, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
Joyce D. Johnson, 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

Debra Kallaher, Assistant Professor
Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services                     
 
Mark A. Kaplowitz, Assistant Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
Gayathri Kaushik, Instructor
Natural Sciences
 
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
 
Anthony Larry, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature
M.F.A., University of Memphis, 2018
 
Tad Lauritzen Wright, Assistant Professor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
 
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
 
Ho-Jin Lee, Assistant Professor
Natural Sciences
 
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
 
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
 
Philippe P. Lubet, Instructor
Natural Sciences

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
 
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
 
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

Lake Newton, Instructor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009

O

Derrick D. Oliver, Instructor
Languages & Literature
 

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

P

Soyoung Park, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature
 
Latorya Parker, Assistant Professor
Technologies

A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College, 2012
 
Douglas W. Partington, Instructor
Technologies
 
Alexander Paulus, Assistant Professor
Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts

B.F.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2003
M.F.A., Memphis Colleg of Art, 2009
 
Edward G. Pellet, Instructor
Technologies
 
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
 
Sohely Perven, Instructor
Mathematics
 
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 D. 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
 
LaPetria D. Rhoe, Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Miki L. Richardson, Associate Professor
Languages & Literature

B.A., Arkansas State University, 1995
M.A., Arkansas State University, 1996
 
Lane E. Roberts, Assistant Professor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts
 
Christopher E. Rogers, Instructor
Technologies
 
Rosalyn N. Rogers, Assistant Professor
Education, Criminal Justices and Human Services
 
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

S

Lindsey B. Shaidnagle, Instructor
Medical Lab Technology
 
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
 
Darrick D. Slaughter, Instructor
Natural Sciences
 
Cheryl Smart, Instructor
Languages & Literature
 
Bridgett Smith, Professor
Mathematics

B.S.E.E., University of Alabama, 1986
M.S., University of Alabama, 2000
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2010
 
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
 
Adam S. Sneed, Assistant Professor
Languages & Literature
 
Ryan T. Stembridge, Instructor
Languages & Literature
 
Gary M. Stephens, Associate Professor
Technologies
 
John Tyler Stephenson, Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Memphis, 2003
M.A., University of Memphis, 2006
 
Jennifer C. 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
 
Allison S. Swearingen, Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
 
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
 
Emily E. Taylor, Assistant Professor
Nursing
 
Kimberly Taylor, Instructor
Business & Legal Studies
 
Rosie D. 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
 
Delores Thomas-Boland, Associate Professor
Radiologic Technology
 
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
 
Jennifer Townes, Assistant Vice President
Center of Emphasis for Teaching and Learning
 
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
 
Germil Ware, Instructor
Technologies
 
Sarah J. Warrington, Professor
Natural Sciences

B.S., University of Memphis, 1962
M.S., University of Memphis, 1972
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1983
 
Chandra P. Washington, Instructor
Pharmacy Technology
 
Nathan C. Washington, 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
 
Derrick D. Wheatley, Instructor
Business & Legal Studies
 
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
 
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
 
Russell Woods, Instructor
Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts                                                                                                                                                     

Y

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

Levi Frazier, Associate Professor Emeritus
B.A., Rhodes College, 1973
M.A., University of Memphis, 1975

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, HR Benefits Specialist
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

Stephen Babish, Librarian I
Library

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

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

Sean Bradley, Academic Advisor
Advising & Academic Support

B.A., University of Memphis, 2016

Rosie Britton, Associate Director
K-12 and Partnerships
 
Jerry Bryant, Executive Administrative Assistant
External Affairs
A.A.S., Remington College, 2010
 
Christopher Caldwell, Public Relations Coordinator
Media Relations

Teresa L. Calloway, Coordinator
Digital Learning 

B.S., Embry-Riddle, 1991
 
Mary Cano, Executive Administrative Assistant
Office of the President
 
Elizabeth Clark, Recruiter
Recruitment                                        
 

Thomas G. Cole, Assistant Director
Academic Support Center

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

Alvin Coleman, III, Associate Registrar
Records

Debra T. Davis, Counselor
PBI Competitive Grant

B.S., Lambuth College, 1980

Tujuana V. Douglas, Director
Payroll

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

E

Felicia Epps, Academic Advising
Advising and Academic Support

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

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
 
Eddie Harris, Small Business Specialist
Tennessee Small Business and Development Center (TSBDC)
 
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  

Keisha Hicks, Assistant Director
Payroll

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

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

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

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 Chief Financial Officer
Finance
M.B.A., Memphis State University, 1989

M

Kim L. Martin, Director
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, Interim Director
Advising & Academic Support

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

LaBreda Morrow, Small Business Specialist
Tennessee Small Business and Development Center (TSBDC) 

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

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

Kelia Searcy, Specialist
Admissions
 
Demeshia L. Shannon, Academic Advisor
Title III Strengthening Institution
 
Amy D. Shead, Client Services Manager
Continuing Education

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

Christine R. Shott, Designer
AMATYC

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

James A. Sorrell, Director
Information Services
 
Jarrett Stephens, Head Coach
Men’s Basketball​
 
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

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

Daphne Traywick, Counselor
PBI Competitive Grant       

V

Beverly S. Vance, Director
AMATYC

B.S., Jacksonville State University, 1979

Elvia Vieyra, Academic Advisor
Advising and Academic Support

W

Keshia Walker, HR Business Partner
Human Resources
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
 
Dong Wei, Manager
Budgeting and Financial Planning
 
Jonathan A. Welden, Director
Physical Plant
 
Tina L. White, Teacher 1
First 8 Memphis
 
Brenda J. Williams, Director
Career Services

B.S., East Texas State University, 1991
M.S., University of Memphis, 2000
 
Kristine M. Williams, Digital Content Coordinator
Administrative Webmaster
B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 2011
 
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