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GRADUATE SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Jasbir Dhaliwal

Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs

Jasbir Dhaliwal, Ph.D
(901) 678-4212
E-mail: jdhaliwl@memphis.edu

Graduate School administration and policies; major initiatives and interdisciplinary projects.

 James Kierulff

Interim Director of Graduate Student Services

James Kierulff, Ph.D
(901) 678-4370
E-mail: jkerulff@memphis.edu

Provides college level training and support for Graduate School policy and procedures; student data reports; manages retroactive enrollment, late adds and withdrawals; Banner training and technical support; maintains graduate course inventory; coordinates, processes and monitors graduate assistantship contracts; academic probation procedures.

Lakesha Herring 

Coordinator of Graduate School 

Lakesha Herring
(901) 678-4212
E-mail: lsherrng@memphis.edu

Coordinates graduate school budgets, monitors departmental and college-wide policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Graduate School policies; provides assistance for training sessions for graduate assistants; coordinates and records minutes for meetings; performs administrative duties related to registration procedures, late drop/add procedures; academic retention and graduate assistantships.

Michelle Stout

Graduation Analyst

Michelle Stout
(901) 678-3560
E-mail: mstout@memphis.edu

Graduation checkout; Transfer credit and credit by examination/course validation; APA thesis/dissertation reviewer; maintains Graduate School web site; electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) manager

Mary Kyle

Coordinator of Recruitment and Publications

Mary Kyle
(901) 678-4817
E-mail: marykyle@memphis.edu

Edits and maintains the online Graduate Catalog; reviews new course and program proposals before submission to University Council for Graduate Studies, recording secretary for UCGS; maintains and manages Graduate School on-line recruitment software.

 Kaitlin Duckett

Graduate Assistant

Kaitlin Duckett
(901) 678-1408
E-mail: kdckett3@memphis.edu

Presides over the Graduate Student Association; helps develop Graduate Student Orientation, serves as voting member on the University Council for Graduate Studies; helps coordinate the Student Research Forum.

 Kelli Obrien

Graduate Assistant

Kelli O'Brien
(901) 678-4081
E-mail: kobrien1@memphis.edu

 lisa sikkink

Graduate Assistant

Lisa Sikkink
(901) 678-3220
E-mail: lsikkink@memphis.edu

 Xin Wen

Graduate Assistant

Xin Wen
(901) 678-4549
E-mail: xwen@memphis.edu

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS PERSONNEL

Questions regarding specific admission requirements to a particular degree program should be addressed to the departmental contact person.

Lemmie Griggs

Graduate Admissions Office Supervisor

Lemmie Griggs
(901) 678-5580
E-mail: lgriggs@memphis.edu

Admissions holds; transcript holds; oversees all Graduate Admissions processes.

cynthia hightower

Admissions Counselor

Cynthia Hightower
(901) 678-4014
E-mail: chghtwer@memphis.edu

Processes admission applications for domestic and international students whose last name begins with the letters: H,I,J,K,L,M,X,Y,Z

Deborah Holder

Admissions Counselor

Deborah Holder
(901) 678-4381
E-mail: dholder@memphis.edu

Processes admission applications for domestic and international students whose last name begins with the letters: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,U,V

Winnella Jones

Admissions Counselor

Winnella Jones
(901) 678-4489
E-mail: wjones3@memphis.edu

Processes admission applications for domestic and international students whose last name begins with the letters: N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,W

 Regina Rastall

Financial Services Associate

Regina D. Rastall
(901) 678-1403
E-mail: rrastall@memphis.edu

Processes all Change of Status applications for all domestic and international students; serves as business officer for the Graduate School; assists in business/administrative related tasks in operational support.

 Andrea Davis

Graduate Assistant

Andrea Davis
(901) 678-3685
E-mail: aldavis9@memphis.edu

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Wilder Tower 200
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3685
Fax: (901) 678-5023

 

Graduate School
Administration Building 215
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2531
Fax: (901) 678-0378

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