Graduate Faculty

Graduate Faculty are faculty members in any department who meet the graduate faculty criteria, complete the application materials, and submit them to their respective departments. Their names are then brought up for a department or college faculty vote and if successful, the application packet is forwarded to the Chair and Dean for input and approval. The packet is then submitted electronically via email to:
for review and a final decision by the Graduate Council. The final decision is then forwarded to the applicant’s Chair and Dean and the new Graduate Faculty member’s name is added to the list below.

Graduate Faculty Guidelines and Application Form

Graduate Faculty Members

College of the Arts



theatre & dance

College of Business and Communication

accounting & finance


communication studies

-W. Jared Dupree, Ph.D

media studies

College of Education


family studies and human development

interdisciplinary arts & sciences

College of Health Sciences

Dental Hygiene

Health & Human Performance

-Travis Ficklin, Ph.D.

Healthcare Diagnostics and Therapeutics


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


history & political science


social & behavioral sciences

College of Science and Technology

biological sciences

computer & information technology


physical sciences

-Gabriela Chilom, Ph.D.