Now in our second century, we celebrate a future full of possibilities. One that embraces new knowledge and technological advances. One that will continue to build upon strong partnerships with alumni and friends, as well as community and governmental leaders, so that we may empower the next generation of Driven by doing.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
6 WHO WE ARE
7 WHERE WE ARE LOCATED
9 Divisions and Key Offices
11 WHAT WE OFFER 11 Academics 14 Undergraduate Degree Programs 16 Graduate Degree Programs 19 Study Abroad 20 Helen Hardin Honors Program 21 Living Learning Communities 22 Scholarships and Financial Aid 25 Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities 26 ROTC Programs 27 WHAT WE CONTRIBUTE 27 Teaching 28 Research 30 Centers of Excellence 32 Chairs of Excellence 33 Partnerships 38 Alumni 39 Tiger Athletics 43 WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED 43 Rankings 44 Tiger Pride 45 WHERE WE ARE GOING 45 Highest Priorities 45 Campus Master Plan 48 Sustainability
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Executive Summary The University of Memphis has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence and its vision for the future will be held out for the community, and the world to see. While we have accomplished much in the last century, we know the future holds even greater promise. Not only will we continue to attract and retain the best and brightest students, faculty and staff, we will
also work diligently to increase both the number and the scope of our productive partnerships so we can build an even better tomorrow for our fellow citizens. We will continue to build upon our research initiatives by tapping into the ingenuity and expertise of our faculty and students to make new discoveries, to patent new technologies and to realize heightened creativity in the arts.
The University of Memphis is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are Driven by doing. This is who we are. It is what we do. It is the summation of all of our pursuits.
Who We Are Founded: 1912 Facilities: 239 buildings at five sites, including the University of Memphis Lambuth Enrollment: 16,639 undergraduates and 3,946 graduate/ professional students from 79 countries and 46 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, including students from 73 counties in Tennessee. Freshman Class: 2,105 first-time freshmen Degree Programs: More than 250 areas of study (17 undergraduate degrees/54 masters/25 doctoral) Faculty: 921 full-time faculty Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 6 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
Academic Calendar: Semester system (fall, spring and summer sessions) Student Life: Approximately 250 student organizations, including 24 sororities and fraternities Undergraduate Tuition: $8,903 (in-state, annually); $20,615 (out-of-state, annually) Scholarships/Financial Aid: More than 87 percent of students receive merit-based or need-based aid School Colors: Blue and gray School Mascot: Bengal Tiger School Motto: Driven by doing. Data from Fall 2016
Where We Are Located Memphis is the birthplace of many things. It’s where the world’s first hotel chain (Holiday Inn), the first full-service grocery store (Piggly Wiggly), the first outlet mall and the world’s first and largest overnight package delivery company (FedEx) were all born. Music fans recognize Memphis as the “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the place where such legends as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and B. B. King honed their talent. Food aficionados know Memphis for its pork barbecue and soul food. It is also home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Mid-South’s largest medical center and the world’s largest air cargo
airport. The city’s vibrant history of culture, music and business innovation has helped shape the world, and it continues to inspire millions of people. The greater Memphis area has a population of 1.1 million, which makes the city the 24th largest in the country. It offers many cultural and entertainment opportunities, including major museum exhibits, sporting events, concerts, art shows, lectures and community festivals that take place throughout the year. The AAA baseball team, the Redbirds, and the NBA team, the Grizzlies, both call Memphis home.
Several worldwide companies have their headquarters in Memphis. Due to the city’s diverse business and industry landscape, the city offers exceptional student internships and employment opportunities in a variety of fields, both during and after a student’s college career. A lot of great things have come out of the city of Memphis. We are proud to call it home.
M. David Rudd President
Provost and Director of Diversity Initiatives
Vice President for Business and Finance
Vice President for External Relations and Executive Director of the UofM Alumni Association
Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the UofM Research Foundation
Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Development Officer
CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of the Graduate School
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Chief Operations Officer
Divisions and Key Offices Academic Affairs Provost Karen Weddle-West
Research Vice President Andy Meyers
Development Chief Development Officer Bobby Prince
The Division of Academic Affairs provides leadership and support at the University of Memphis for all faculty personnel matters, faculty development, tenure and promotion, faculty governance, faculty-related policy, undergraduate and graduate academic programs and curriculum, classroom and learning environments, research support and compliance, institutional research, accreditation matters and community engagement. The University’s chief academic officer provides leadership to the division and deans of our colleges and schools.
The Office for the Vice President for Research supports University of Memphis faculty scholarship of discovery and innovation across our campuses. Fueled by strong research programs in bioscience, computer and data sciences, hazards, learning technologies, K-12 and STEM education, and public health, the University has averaged nearly $43 million per year in externally sponsored research support over the past five fiscal years.
The Office of Development identifies and cultivates prospective donors, solicits philanthropic gifts from a variety of constituents and stewards gifts to ensure that all donors are engaged and understand the impact of their investment. Additionally, the Advancement Services unit of the Office of Development collects and records gifts and manages biographical records for alumni and donors. Development partners with other units across the University to strategically align fundraising initiatives with University priorities and goals.
Business and Finance Vice President David Zettergren The Division of Business and Finance is responsible for the management of University fiscal, physical and human resources, which include 239 structures totaling 6.2 million square feet on 1,607 acres at eight locations. Business and Finance’s 500 full-time employees provide service and support to more than 21,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff. External Relations Vice President Tammy Hedges The Division of External Relations consists of the Alumni Association, Government Relations, Department of Marketing and Communication, and University Events and Special Projects. These areas promote the public’s general knowledge and understanding of the University. It publicizes activities taking place under the auspices of the UofM, disseminates University news, responds to inquiries from the media, produces University publications, develops marketing and advertising, plans most major University events and manages the UofM website.
Student Affairs Vice President - VACANT The Division of Student Affairs provides services, programs and activities that build on the University’s academic base. The division strives to consider all aspects of a student’s life at the University, always trying to be mindful of the “whole person” and the role the University can play in a student’s development as an individual, working and living responsibly within a community. The search for the next vice president is underway. Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, chief innovation officer and dean of the Graduate School, will be providing administrative oversight and coordination with the President’s Council during the transition period.
Information Technology Services Chief Information Officer Robert Jackson The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for implementing, monitoring and maintaining all centralized information technology, such as the campus data network, telephone system, computer systems, computer labs, servers and Service Desk functions at the University of Memphis. Additionally, ITS provides support and training for many of the technologies used and proposed to the campus community. ITS’s projects and activities strategically support the University’s overall goals of student success, research and creativity; access and diversity; partnerships; campus culture and service excellence; and fostering a sense of place. In 2016, ITS completed 100 projects related to the University’s six strategic goals.
Innovation Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the FedEx Institute of Technology Jasbir Dhaliwal The FedEx Institute of Technology is an advanced technology and research organization that serves as the front door to the research infrastructure and innovation capabilities of the University of Memphis. It functions as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and innovation in emerging technologies by supporting cross-campus research innovation clusters. The Institute is also home to the University’s intellectual property and patent repository, which is the focal point of technology transfer and licensing operations. Additionally, the University’s Graduate School is also located at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
Legal Counsel University Counsel Melanie Murry
Operations Chief Operations Officer Bruce Harber
The Office of Legal Counsel is the legal department for the University of Memphis. The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal advice to the president, provost, the administration, faculty and staff on legal matters involving or affecting the institution and manages University litigation. The Office advises the University administration on a broad range of initiatives, issues and policy matters, and serves as a liaison between the University and its related and affiliated entities on legal and policy issues. The Office also assists with program implementation and provides legal and policy training for internal University audiences and educational programs for legal audiences and general audiences outside the institution on matters affecting the University and higher education in general.
Bruce Harber serves as the University and President’s representative to the Board of Trustees, assisting with board governance, compliance, and administrative issues. He coordinates all non-academic effectiveness initiatives, both institutional and operational, and provides analysis and recommendations regarding strategy formulation, project implementation, and proposed methodologies. Bruce also oversees the University’s Process Improvement initiatives, the Shared Services Center, and serves as the neighborhood liaison for community outreach and economic development.
Additionally, the Office of Legal Counsel, in collaboration with Lendon Ellis and Bruce Harber, has shepherded the University’s transition toward Board of Trustee governance this year.
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Athletics Athletic Director Tom Bowen Athletics has responsibility for the athletic and academic endeavors of student-athletes participating in 19 NCAA Division I sports. The division is committed to providing a successful athletics program at the highest level of competition, characterized by academic, athletic and moral excellence in a diverse collegiate environment. The UofM has 383 student-athletes.
What We Offer ACADEMICS Degree programs at the University of Memphis are divided into 13 colleges and schools. College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tom Nenon The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, comprising 24 academic units, the ROTC programs and multiple research centers, including two Centers of Excellence. It is responsible for the lion’s share of the UofM’s undergraduate curriculum and awards nearly 500 students BA and BS degrees every year. The college is divided into three grand divisions: the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities. Fogelman College of Business & Economics Dean Rajiv Grover The Fogelman College of Business & Economics (FCBE) teaches a rigorous, relevant and wide-ranging business curriculum to almost 3,500 students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Academic programs offered include the BBA program with nine undergraduate majors; the MBA, CDMBA, EMBA, IMBA, MSBA, MS and MA programs at the master’s level, and the PhD program with concentrations in six academic areas. The College houses the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research, the Robert Wang Center for International Business and the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management. FCBE holds both business and accounting accreditation from AACSB International and has the only AACSBaccredited programs in the Memphis metropolitan area. In 1980, the College was named in honor of the Fogelman family. College of Communication and Fine Arts Interim Dean Moira Logan Incoming Dean Anne Hogan The College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) is a hub of excellence and
innovation in research, education and practice in the fine and performing arts, architecture and the communication disciplines. It is home to the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the departments of Architecture, Art, Communication, Journalism and Strategic Media and Theatre & Dance. CCFA also houses the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM), Jones Hall Gallery, the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, the Study of Rhetoric and Applied Communication, and Sustainable Design, as well as The Daily Helmsman and WUMR 91.7 FM. CCFA enriches the cultural atmosphere of both the University and the community at large through a variety of public programs, including art exhibitions, media presentations, music and dance concerts, theatre performances, lectures, seminars and festivals. College of Education Interim Dean Ernest Rakow; Incoming Dean Kandi Hill-Clarke The College of Education (COE) boasts a distinguished faculty of more than 100 full-time scholars in four departments and 14 research centers, including one of the University’s five Centers of Excellence, the Center for Research in Educational Policy. The founding program of the University of Memphis, the College enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students today in nationally-accredited professional programs. More than 50 degree programs prepare students for varied careers in human development and learning, counseling, educational psychology, P-16 leadership teaching and educational research. In addition, COE is home to two laboratory schools: the Campus School (grades 1-5) and the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute (ages 2-5).
classroom instruction by its faculty and outstanding contributions to the engineering profession by its 7,500+ alumni. Today 50 faculty members, including two Chairs of Excellence, teach in the focus areas of biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and in engineering technology. HCOE is accredited and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its name honors the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herff, who endowed the College in 1964. University College Dean Dan Lattimore Created in 1975, the University College predominantly draws upon coursework from academic units throughout the University to form interdisciplinary degree programs. Undergraduate degrees, tailored to fit adult, nontraditional students, include 21 undergraduate guideline programs found within the Bachelor of Liberal Studies or Bachelor of Professional Studies while graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master of Professional Studies. Courses are offered in the evenings, on weekends and online. Students can also earn credit for experiential learning, based on the credit-worthiness of some personal and professional experiences.
Herff College of Engineering Dean Richard Sweigard Since its inception in 1966, the Herff College of Engineering (HCOE) has developed a reputation for excellent memphis.edu 11
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Dean Peter Letsou The National Jurist recently has the University of Memphis School of Law as one of the Best Value Law Schools in the nation in its new rankings. Memphis Law scored an A- in the rankings, thanks to our high bar passage rates, affordable tuition, average debt upon graduation, employment rate and our extremely attractive cost of living. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the society for legal education in the United States. The School’s renovated home is the historic former U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis, near the city’s judicial and legal community. It is named after Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys, who served as the University’s president from 1960 to 1972. Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Director Radesh Palakurthi The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management’s enduring ambition is to develop global hospitality leaders that excel in operations and senior corporate positions. The mission is to produce excellent leaders that will be thoroughly prepared to thrive in the challenging
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global environment of the 21st century hospitality industry. The mission is accomplished through pursuing four major priorities: student learning achieved through a contemporary curriculum that is enhanced with experiential learning, study abroad programs, leadership and team-building opportunities; industry engagement built through strategic partnerships for extending student placement, faculty development and curriculum improvements; discovery through student and faculty scholarship aimed at disseminating and sharing knowledge and information for the benefit of the global hospitality community; and, resource development for continuously improving learning, scholarship, and service opportunities for students and faculty. The School’s values emanate from the Kemmons Wilson philosophy, which, fosters a positive attitude and confidence developed through an array of competencies and hard work; instills entrepreneurial spirit achieved through seizing opportunities, intelligent risktaking and dedication to work and capital ideas; maintains a life-long relationships through trust, honesty, and integrity; and by living a wholesome lifestyle that is achieved through a balanced approach to professional and personal commitments.
Loewenberg College of Nursing Dean Lin Zhan For more than four decades, the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) has prepared outstanding nurse leaders, practitioners, scholars and educators. LCON offers high quality and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. The online RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs are accessible, affordable, flexible and accelerated. The online MSN programs, a part of the Regents Online Degree Program, prepare students for careers in specialty areas such as family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, executive leadership, education and informatics. The family of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Loewenberg, in honor of their parents, established the endowment in nursing with the belief that this support would accomplish the greatest good. The College is committed to meeting the needs of health care and promoting the health of the global community through innovative education, rigorous research/scholarly work, academic practice partnerships and professional services.
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Interim Dean Linda Jarmulowicz The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is nationally recognized for its academic, research and clinical education programs for educating future audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language or hearing scientists interested in helping individuals with communication disorders. The School offers a graduate-only curriculum leading to the AuD degree with a major in Audiology, the MA degree with a major in Speech Language Pathology and the PhD degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders with concentrations in Hearing Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders. The School has been consistently ranked among the best graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1998. School of Public Health Interim Dean James Gurney The School of Public Health (SPH) offers three PhD degree programs, in Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Health Systems and Policy. The SPH also offers two successful master’s programs. The Master of Public Health offers areas of study in biostatistics, environmental health,
epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, and health systems. The Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, the only one of its type in Tennessee. The mission of the school involves the translation of knowledge and research into community practice to tackle pressing societal problems of social and environmental justice, health disparities, unhealthy lifestyles and accessible systems that support healthy living for individuals, families and communities. By emphasizing both discovery and application with the goal of moving “knowledge into action” locally, nationally and globally, the School offers graduate education, community practicum experience and research training to address the growing need for a proficient public health workforce. School of Health Studies Director Richard J. Bloomer The School of Health Studies (SHS) provides students with a top-tier education focused on the fundamental principles of health, exercise, nutrition, and physical activity, while equipping students with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to fulfill leadership roles in their chosen area of specialty. This often includes pursuing graduate study in the allied
health-related sciences (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nutrition, and physical education) or PhD study in related areas. The Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Faculty members within SHS are leaders in their respective disciplines and oversee state-of-the-art research programs in the health sciences. Five undergraduate and six graduate degree programs are offered within SHS. Graduate School Dean Jasbir S. Dhaliwal The Graduate School of the University of Memphis is the largest graduate school in the Tennessee Board of Regents system as well as in the Mid-South. It serves to promote excellence and innovation in all the 118 graduate programs on campus which serve more than 1,000 doctoral and 3,000 masters students that are enrolled at any point in time. Given that graduate students working under the guidance of research faculty are usually the engine for research and innovation on any campus, the Graduate School is located at the FedEx Institute of Technology which is the front door to the University’s research infrastructure and innovation capabilities. memphis.edu 13
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS Degrees are in parentheses. Concentrations are listed beneath the majors College of Arts and Sciences African and African American Studies (BA) Anthropology (BA) Biological Sciences (BS) Chemistry (BS/BSCh) Biochemistry General Chemistry Computer Science (BS) Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA) Earth Sciences (BA) Geoarchaeology Geography Geology Economics (BA) English (BA) African American Literature Creative Writing English as a Second Language Language and Linguistics Literature Professional Writing Foreign Languages (BA) French German Greek Japanese Latin Russian Spanish Multiple Concentrations History (BA) International Studies (BA) Area Studies Global Processes Mathematical Sciences (BS) Mathematics Statistics Philosophy (BA) Physics (BS) General Physics Materials Science Applied Physics Physics for Medical Sciences Political Science (BA) Psychology (BA) Behavioral Neuroscience Cognitive Science 14 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
General Psychology Social Work (BA) Fogelman College of Business & Economics Accounting (BBA) Business Economics (BBA) Financial Economics Business Information and Technology (BBA) Finance (BBA) Banking and Financial Services Business Finance Real Estate International Business (BBA) Management (BBA) Human Resources Management Marketing Management (BBA) Supply Chain Management (BBA) College of Communication and Fine Arts Architecture (BFA) Advertising (BA) Art (BFA) Art Education Graphic Design Photography Studio Arts Art History (BA) Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture African Diaspora Arts and Visual Culture The European Tradition in Art Communication (BA) Communication Studies Film and Video Production Interior Design (BFA) Journalism (BA) Music (BM) Composition Jazz and Studio Composition/ Arranging Jazz and Studio Performance Music Education (Instrumental and Choral) Music History Performance Music Industry (BM) Music Business Recording Technology Public Relations (BA) Theatre (BFA)
Top Ten Majors for Undergraduate Students* 1. Nursing and Pre-Nursing 2. Professional Studies 3. Psychology 4. Health and Human Performance 5. Accounting 6. Criminology and Criminal Justice 7. Business Administration 8. Biology 9. Marketing 10. Journalism Professional Studies is a program housed within the University College. * Fall 2016
Dance Design and Technical Production Musical Theatre Performance College of Education Human Development and Learning (BSEd) Integrative Studies (BSEd) Middle Grades Licensure Youth Services Non-Licensure Secondary Math Teaching All Learners (BSEd) Herff College of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) Civil Engineering (BSCE) Construction Engineering Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering Computer Engineering (BSCPE) Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Computer Engineering Electrophysics Systems and Signals Engineering Technology (BSET) Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Hospitality and Resort Management (BA) Sport and Leisure Management (BSEd) Loewenberg College of Nursing Nursing (BSN) School of Health Studies Health and Human Performance (BS) Dietetics Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences Healthcare Leadership Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management Physical Education Teacher Education (BSEd) University College Liberal Studies (BLS) Asian Studies and International Trade Judaic Studies Religious Studies Professional Studies (BPS)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Child Development and Family Studies Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Services Early Care and Learning Emergency Management Health Services Human Services Information Technology International Organizational Leadership Law Enforcement Administration Legal Studies Manufacturing Technology Management Merchandising â€“ Apparel Accessory Merchandising â€“ Home Furnishings Nonprofit Development Organizational Leadership Preschool and Child Care Administration Technology Management Services Professional Studies RODP (BPS) Regents Online Degree Program (BLS) DEGREE ABBREVIATIONS BA Bachelor of Arts BBA Bachelor of Business Administration BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts BM Bachelor of Music BLS Bachelor of Liberal Studies BPS Bachelor of Professional Studies BS Bachelor of Science BSBE Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering BSCh Bachelor of Science, Chemistry BSCE Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering BSCPE Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering BSEd Bachelor of Science, Education BSEE Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering BSET Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology BSME Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering BSN Bachelor of Science, Nursing memphis.edu/ugcatalog
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS Degrees are in parentheses. Concentrations are listed beneath the majors. College of Arts and Sciences Anthropology (MA) Medical Anthropology Bioinformatics (MS) Biological Sciences (MS/PhD) Chemistry (MS/PhD) Analytical Chemistry Computational Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry City and Regional Planning (MCRP) Computer Science (MS/PhD) Creative Writing (MFA) Criminal Justice (MA) Earth Sciences (MA/PhD) Earth Sciences (MS) Archaeology Geology Geography Interdisciplinary Studies Earth Sciences English (MA) Composition Studies English as a Second Language Language and Linguistics Literature Professional Writing English (PhD) Applied Linguistics Composition Studies Professional Writing Literary and Cultural Studies History (MA/PhD) Ancient Egyptian History Mathematical Sciences (MS) Applied Mathematics Mathematics Statistics Teaching of Mathematics Mathematical Sciences (PhD) Applied Statistics Mathematics Philosophy (MA, PhD) Physics and Material Science (MS) Computational Physics General Physics Materials Science Political Science (MA) Psychology (MS) 16 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
General Psychology Psychology (PhD) Clinical Experimental School Psychology Public and Non-profit Administration (MPA) Public Policy and Management Romance Languages (MA) French Spanish School Psychology (MA/EdS) Social Work (MSW) Sociology (MA) Fogelman College of Business & Economics Accounting (MS) Accounting Taxation Business Administration (MBA) Biomedical Management Entrepreneurship Executive Financial Services Law Professional Services Marketing Business Administration (MS) Business Finance Business Information and Technology Management Real Estate Business Administration (PhD) Accounting Economics Business Information and Technology Finance Management Economics (MA) International Business (IMBA) College of Communication and Fine Arts Architecture (MArch) Art (MFA) Ceramics Graphic Design Painting Printmaking/Photography Sculpture Art History (MA) Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora Egyptian Art and Archaeology
General Art History Communication (MA) Communication Film and Video Production Communication (PhD) Journalism (MA) Music (MMu) Composition Conducting Jazz and Studio Music Music Education Musicology Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy Performance Music (DMA) Composition Conducting Music Theory Performance Music (PhD) Music Education Musicology Theatre (MFA) College of Education Counseling (MS/EdD) Clinical Mental Health Counseling Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Rehabilitation Counseling School Counseling Counseling Psychology (PhD) Education (EDS) Educational Psychology and Research (MS/PhD) Educational Psychology Educational Research Higher and Adult Education (EdD) Adult Education Higher Education Organizational Leadership and Higher Education Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (MAT) Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Middle School/Special Education Secondary Education Special Education Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (MS/EdD) Early Childhood
Instruction and Curriculum Instructional Design and Technology Reading Special Education Leadership and Policy Studies (MS) Leadership School Administration and Supervision Student Personnel Leadership and Policy Studies (EdD) Community Education Educational Leadership Policy Studies Herff College of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (MS/PhD) Civil Engineering (MS) Engineering Seismology Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS) Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering (PhD) Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Mechanical Engineering Engineering Technology (MS) Mechanical Engineering (MS) Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Sport Commerce (MS) Loewenberg College of Nursing Nursing (MSN) Advanced Practice Nursing Executive Leadership Nursing Administration Nursing Education Nursing Informatics University College Liberal Studies (MALS) Professional Studies (MPS) Strategic Leadership Human Resources Leadership Training and Development
School of Health Studies Health and Sport Science (MS) Environmental Nutrition Exercise and Sport Science Health Promotion Nutrition Science Physical Education Teacher Education Sport Commerce Clinical Nutrition (MS) School of Public Health Health Administration (MHA) Public Health (MPH) Biostatistics Environmental Health Epidemiology Health Administration Social and Behavioral Health Epidemiology (PhD) Health Systems and Policy (PhD) Social and Behavioral Sciences (PhD) Cecil C. Humpreys School Of Law Law (JD) School Of Communication Sciences and Disorders Audiology (AuD) Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD) Hearing Sciences and Disorders Speech Language Sciences and Disorders Speech-Language Pathology (MA) Graduate Certificate Programs (GCRT) African American Literature Applied Lean Leadership Artist Diploma in Music Autism Studies Bioinformatics Business Information Assurance Business Intelligence and Analytics Business Project Management Career Counseling Cognitive Science College Teaching Community College Teaching and Leadership Disabilities Studies Entrepreneurial Journalism Family Nurse Practitioner Geographic Information Systems
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Imaging and Signal Processing Information Assurance Instructional Design and Technology Liberal Studies Literacy, Leadership and Coaching Local Government Management Museum Studies Nursing Administration Nursing Education Packaging Engineering Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Population Health Qualitative Studies in Education Quantitative Studies in Education Research Software Testing STEM Teacher Leadership Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Teaching in Diverse School Populations Urban Education Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies DEGREE ABBREVIATIONS EdS Education Specialist IMBA International Master of Business Administration MA Master of Arts MALS Master of Arts in Liberal Studies MArch Master of Architecture MAT Master of Arts in Teaching MBA Master of Business Administration MCRP Master of City and Regional Planning MEd Master of Education MFA Master of Fine Arts MHA Master of Health Administration MMu Master of Music MPA Master of Public Administration MPH Master of Public Health MPS Master of Professional Studies MS Master of Science MSW Master of Social Work MSN Master of Science in Nursing AuD Doctor of Audiology DMA Doctor of Musical Arts EdD Doctor of Education JD Juris Doctor PhD Doctor of Philosophy memphis.edu/gradcatalog
STUDY ABROAD The University of Memphis study abroad programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic program with a cross-cultural learning experience that is not available in the United States. Our students have the opportunity to engage in global learning experiences in more than 50 countries and more than 200 study sites. We offer many programs, including direct enrollment at partner
institutions overseas, internship and service-learning opportunities. Students may study abroad on a short-term, semester or academic year programs. Institutional and financial aid can be used towards the cost of studying abroad. The International Experience Scholarship which generates more than $500,000 is also available to qualified students.
Asia Bhutan China Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand Turkey Vietnam Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)
North/Latin America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador French Antilles French Guiana Mexico Nicaragua Peru Uruguay Africa & The Middle East Botswana French La Reunion Ghana Jordan Morocco Namibia Qatar South Africa United Arab Emirates Australia/Oceania Australia Fiji New Zealand
HELEN HARDIN HONORS PROGRAM For academically ambitious and talented students, the Helen Hardin Honors Program combines the best of a small liberal arts school with the wide-ranging opportunities of a large, nationally recognized research university. With about 2,000 students participating in fall 2016, the Honors program is now in its 41st year. It is one of the largest Honors programs in the state of Tennessee. The academic credentials of students in the Honors Program are impressive. More than one-fourth (25 percent) of the incoming Honors freshmen scored 30 or higher on the ACT and 40 percent of them had a high school GPA of 4.0. This year the Honors Program admitted 508 freshmen who participate in all aspects of campus life, including student government, athletics and the Greek
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system. They benefit from small classes that foster greater interaction between students and faculty and among the students themselves. The program includes enriched Honors courses, interdisciplinary seminars, independent study, an Honors thesis or creative projects and conversations with visiting scholars. Honors courses generally are discussion-based classes that emphasize writing, problem solving and critical and creative thinking. Honors students also have the opportunity to participate in nationally recognized undergraduate research conferences and extend their learning through internships and public service. Since 1991, the Honors Program has provided funds for 200 students to present their research projects at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.
Honors students are award winners at the national level. In the last five years, UofM Honors students have won highly prestigious scholarships, including the Goldwater Scholarship, which is awarded to students who intend to pursue a research career in mathematics, the sciences or engineering; the David S. Boren Scholarship, which supports study abroad students; the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship, which supports international affairs; and the Fulbright and the Rotary Scholarships, which support international graduate study. Honors students have received other highly competitive awards as well, including the Truman Scholarship, UNCF/Merck Scholarship and the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. memphis.edu/honors
LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES Tiger Learning Communities are a unique Students in the learning communities opportunity for first-time, a group of take the “packaged” schedule together. 20 to 30 full-time freshmen take a Each learning community is limited to 25 “packaged” schedule of three to four students, which allows for development courses built around a common theme or of close connections, study groups academic area. Specially selected faculty and collaboration through this unique work together within the community to learning experience. integrate the theme into assignments Research confirms that learning and enrichment activities throughout the community students become more semester across courses. Communities engaged in their studies and their satisfy three to nine general education college lives; their GPAs are higher; they credit hours, leaving room to add successfully complete more hours in less other classes of interest outside of time; and they continue on their program the community schedule to satisfy the of studies at a higher rate. requirements of a full-time student. memphis.edu/ learningcommunities
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID The University of Memphis offers a variety of options for students who need some assistance in paying for their college education. Approximately 87 percent of all students at the University of Memphis receive some sort of assistance in the form of either merit- or need-based packages. For students who excel in academics and leadership, there are opportunities for merit scholarships. For those who meet federal criteria for need-based financial aid, there are a variety of options, including grants, low-interest loans, federal work-study and scholarships. Distinguished Scholarship Programs for High School Seniors The University of Memphis selectively awards hundreds of academic scholarships each year to entering freshmen. All scholarships are awarded for the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). For priority consideration, freshmen should be admitted to the University of Memphis by December 1. All UofM scholarships are awarded based on information submitted on the student’s admissions application. These scholarships are four-year, renewable scholarships requiring full-time enrollment. Cecil C. Humphreys Merit Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to all National Merit/National Achievement finalists who list the University of Memphis as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the required deadline. This prestigious award is $9,700 per year plus additional stipends and benefits. The Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum 30 ACT, 1330 SAT (CR+M), or 1390 SAT (ERW+M) and a 3.5 or above cumulative high school grade point average. It is a $6,000 per year award with additional stipends and benefits. University of Memphis Provost’s Scholarship The Provost’s Scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum 28 ACT, 1250 SAT (CR+M), or 1310 SAT (ERW+M) and a 3.25 or above cumulative high school grade point average. A limited number of these $4,000 scholarships are given each year.
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The Valedictorian Scholarship The Valedictorian Scholarship provides funding to top scholars from each of Tennessee’s accredited or stateapproved high schools and from the following Mississippi counties: DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, Tunica, as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas. Recipients must rank number one in their class and meet the admission requirements of the University of Memphis. It is a $1,000 per year award. University of Memphis Dean’s Scholarship The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum 25 ACT, 1130 SAT (CR+M), or 1200 SAT (ERW+M) and a 3.00 or above cumulative high school grade point average. This $3,000 per year award is given to a limited number of students each year.
The Emerging Leaders Scholarship The Emerging Leaders Scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum 21 ACT, 980 SAT (CR+M),or 1060 SAT (ERW+M) and a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school grade point average. The scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students each year. The Emerging Leaders Scholarship is a $5,500 per year award. On-campus housing is required during the freshmen year for students who are selected to receive this scholarship. First Scholars Program Students selected for the First Scholars program receive personalized support and an annual award of $5,000 renewable for a total award of $20,000 over four years. The program is open to incoming freshmen whose parents did not graduate from college. On-campus housing is required during the freshmen year for students who are selected to receive this scholarship.
Distinguished Scholarship Programs for Transfer Students University of Memphis Community College Transfer Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have earned an Associateâ€™s Degree from an accredited community college and have a minimum 3.25 cumulative combined transfer grade point average. This $3,000 per year award is renewable for four semesters. University of Memphis Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship It is awarded to transfer students who have earned an Associateâ€™s Degree from an accredited community college and can present a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership card or certificate along with their application for this scholarship. This $1,000 per year award is renewable for four semesters and stackable with the Community College Transfer Scholarship.
The University Transfer Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to students who desire to transfer to the University of Memphis from another four-year institution within the first two years of their high school graduation (two years from the start of the fall term). This scholarship requires a minimum 25 ACT, 1130 SAT (CR+M), or 1200 SAT (ERW+M), a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school grade point average and a 3.0 or higher transfer college grade point average. This competitive $3,000 per year scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students.
Distinguished Scholarship Programs for Adult Students The Adult Scholarship The Adult Scholarship Program is designed to help adult students reach their educational goals. This highly competitive, renewable scholarship is $5,500 per year for full-time students (prorated for part-time status) and is awarded annually to a limited number of students. To be eligible, adult
students must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and they must reach their 25th birthday by August 1st of application year. Current students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and new students must meet the admission requirements to be eligible. memphis.edu 23
Additional Programs and Awards Tiger Scholarship Manager Admitted students are encouraged to apply for private and departmental scholarships through the Tiger Scholarship Manager. The Tiger Scholarship Manager provides a centralized, searchable database of all scholarship opportunities. The Tiger Scholarship Manager application is available online at memphis.edu/scholarships.
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Programs (TSAC) Students eligible for the State of Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Program Scholarships should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more details regarding the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Program Scholarships, please visit tn.gov/ collegepays. TSAC requires ACT/SAT exams to be taken prior to the first day of college enrollment.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) To apply for financial aid, you must file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. To receive priority consideration, students should submit the FAFSA by our January 17 priority deadline. The application is online at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is used to apply for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Program Scholarships. For information about these scholarships, visit tn.gov/collegepays.
Note: Students should consider the cost of housing, meals, and transportation when establishing an overall budget for the academic year. If you are a resident of Crittenden County, Arkansas, or DeSoto, Marshall, Tate or Tunica counties in Mississippi, you may be eligible for in-state tuition. For details, visit memphis.edu/admissions or call 901.678.6721. Unless otherwise noted, renewal of scholarships is based on a 2.75 cumulative grade point average in the first year and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average thereafter. Eligibility will be checked at the end of the Spring semester. All scholarship awards are subject to reduction based on state appropriation of scholarship funding. Any award made after the December 1 priority consideration date is dependent upon the availability of funds. An eligible Tennessee resident student may accept only one of the scholarships in addition to a Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship award. 24 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Both graduate and undergraduate database exists online to match students students at the University of Memphis and their interests with researchers in are given the opportunity to participate all fields at the UofM and the surrounding in research projects. Undergraduates Memphis area. do so through their participation in Examples of current areas of research the Helen Hardin Honors Program. The that undergraduate students are Honors Program offers a competitive participating in include: Biology; summer research fellowship that Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; provides financial assistance for honors Communication; Psychology (Institute students to conduct research under the for Intelligent Systems); Counseling, supervision of a faculty member during Educational Psychology and Research; the summer months. Undergraduates Earth Sciences; Electrical and Computer also have the opportunity to publish their Engineering; Health and Sport Sciences; research in QuaesitUM, the University Political Science; and Women’s and of Memphis’ undergraduate research Children’s Health. journal. An undergraduate research
Graduate students become involved with research projects primarily through their interaction with faculty. In addition to the examples noted above, they are also involved in these research areas: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Public Health; Bioinformatics; Music; Healthcare and Technology; Egyptian Art and Archeology; and International Business. Students at the University of Memphis have ample opportunity to participate in research projects that will enhance their classroom education and strengthen their skills. memphis.edu 25
ROTC PROGRAMS Students can elect to participate in one of three branches of the ROTC at the University of Memphis. ROTC – Air Force College students can pursue a commission in the U.S. Air Force while also earning a college degree through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the UofM. Students can participate in the program for the first two years, with any major, without a commitment to joining the military. Upon returning from Field Training the summer after their second year, cadets enter the Professional Officer Course, where they continue to work on the necessary knowledge and qualities of an Air Force officer. Upon graduation, they are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. While in the program, students will develop professional and leadership skills and may compete for both Air Force and University of Memphis Leadership Scholarships. 26 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
ROTC – Army Students can pursue a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army through UofM Army ROTC while working toward a degree in any area of study offered by the UofM. Upon successful completion of University academic and Army ROTC requirements, Cadets will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or U.S. Army National Guard. ROTC – Navy College students who want to serve their country as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps can participate as midshipmen in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy or 2nd Lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps.
What We Contribute TEACHING More than 20,000 students are enrolled in on-ground classes or through our online degree programs. Records show that 16,639 undergraduates 3,615 graduate students and 331 law school students were enrolled in fall 2015. From 2000 to 2015, the UofM has awarded over 55,000 degrees, including 4,186 during the 2014-15 academic year. In addition to the main campus in the heart of east Memphis, the University of Memphis operates University of Memphis Lambuth in Jackson, Tenn., and satellite centers in Collierville and Millington. Campus School, operated by the College of Education in cooperation with Shelby County Schools, is a laboratory school for grades 1 through 5. Campus School is committed to the development, implementation and demonstration of exemplary programs and projects and instructional strategies. The school strives to improve education through the development of innovative ideas in research, curriculum development, clinical experiences and in-service training in an experimental environment. Campus School is a member of the National Association of Laboratory Schools, is ranked in the top five percent among Tennessee schools, and is recognized as a â€œReward Schoolâ€? by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Since 1959, the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute has served as the laboratory demonstration early childhood school for the College of Education. It is the only laboratory school in the United States that has both a Montessori and a Reggio Emilia-inspired classroom demonstration in a constructivist learning environment. Accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children has been continuous since 1987. The Lipman School enrolls a diverse student population between ages 2 and kindergarten.
RESEARCH Carnegie Classification The University of Memphis is classified by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as RU/H or Research Universities â€“ High Research Activity. Additionally, the University of Memphis is one of 240 U.S. Colleges and universities designated as a Community Engaged Campus in 2015. This is a renewal designation from 2006 when we were one of only 62 colleges and universities in the nation and two in Tennessee to be designated under the predecessor Curricular Engagement and Outreach Partnerships classifications. Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered by an act of Congress in 1906, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center whose classification system 28 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
for institutions of higher education have become a national standard. The Carnegie Foundation classifies doctorate-granting institutions based on a research activity index derived from a combination of aggregate and per capita research expenditures, with doctoral universities assigned to one of three categories: Research University (RU), Research University High (RU/H), or Research University Very High (RU/ VH) based on their research activity scale which includes the following correlates of research activity: research & development (R&D) expenditures in science and engineering; R&D expenditures in non-S&E fields; S&E research staff (postdoctoral appointees and other non-faculty research staff with doctorates); doctoral conferrals
in humanities fields, in social science fields, in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, and in other fields (e.g., business, education, public policy, social work). These data are statistically combined to create two indices of research activity reflecting the total variation across these measures. It is important to note that all 115 schools classified with â€˜highestâ€™ research activity in this classification system have medical/veterinary programs and that all but a handful of the 107 Universities classified with High Research Activity do not have medical/veterinary programs.
Recent Research Activity In recent years, the University of Memphis has engaged in a focused program to grow multi- and interdisciplinary sponsored research. Fueled by strong research programs in bioscience, computer and data sciences, hazards, learning technologies, K-12 and STEM education, and public health, the University has averaged nearly $43 million per year in externally sponsored research support processed through the Division of Sponsored Projects over the past five fiscal years. When combined with additional resources from the state of Tennessee’s Chairs and Centers of Excellence programs and special earmarks, technology transfer revenue, and unrestricted gifts for research reported by the University of Memphis Foundation, this total climbs to just under $50 million per year. Multi-Disciplinary Research Focus Areas By their nature, multi-disciplinary focus areas involve a wide range of faculty applying multiple approaches to resolve big questions of basic and applied science. The following six areas of multi-disciplinary research focus accounted for $84.3 million, or 81.7 percent of the UofM’s externally supported research activity during the past three years (Fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016). Bioscience 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $9.8 million
Hazards 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $10.3 million
Bioscience research at the University of Memphis leverages strong connections to the region’s medical device manufacturers, as well as partnerships with UTHSC physician investigators. This broad area includes emphasis on basic research related to implant technology, tissue engineering, bone regeneration, neuroscience, bio and nano materials science, bioimaging, genomics, computational chemistry and biomechanical modeling of human systems. In addition, this area leads the University’s recent efforts in commercialization and technology transfer.
With strong leadership in its Center for Earthquake Research and Information, the University of Memphis has become nationally known for its expertise in modeling, predicting and mitigating earthquake-related risks. Recently this focus has expanded to include investigations related to a broader range of natural and man-made disasters, including ground water and drinking water supplies, with activities supported by a strong and growing geographic information system infrastructure.
Computing And Data Science 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $11.8 million Computing and data science research focuses on mHealth sensors and data analytics, data privacy, network systems, cybersecurity, and systems testing. Considered a national leader in mHealth and cybersecurity research, two of the University’s three nationally designated centers of research excellence are in this focus area: the NIH National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-toKnowledge and the DHS National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Education. Fueled by strong federal support for mHealth, cybersecurity, and network systems research, this is our most rapidly growing focus area.
Programs and Partners Involved: Center for Earthquake Research and Information, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research, and Chemistry (drinking water analytics); external partners include USGS, the Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission, MLGW, the city of Memphis, Shelby County Government and several manufacturing and insurance-related businesses. Learning Sciences & Technologies 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $10.7 million The University of Memphis is internationally known for its work in cognitive science related to the development and assessment of learning technologies, and is nationally known for its work in educational assessment. Comprised of researchers and students from the fields of computer science, mathematics, cognitive psychology, physics, neuroscience, education,
linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, engineering and business, the Institute for Intelligent Systems is noted for its work in artificial intelligence, complex dynamic systems, neural networks, evolutionary modeling, massively parallel systems and biological systems. Education And STEM Education 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $17.9 million Education research is led by the Center for Research in Educational Policy, a State of Tennessee Center of Excellence that plans and conducts high-quality studies to determine “what works” in schools across the nation. In addition, STEM student and teacher development initiatives in the Colleges of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering have positioned the University of Memphis as regional leader in developing and evaluating experiential and project-based learning in STEM, development of new curricula, and teacher professional development. Public Health and Health Care 3-year sponsored projects funding total: $17 million High-need urban communities provide both unique opportunities and challenges related to health care research. With expertise in health disparities, health economics, behavioral health research, and addictions, our researchers design and test interventions to address some of the region’s most pressing health problems (including smoking cessation and obesity) both independently and in collaboration with faculty at UTHSC and other medical school collaborators. memphis.edu 29
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE The University of Memphis has five state and three national Centers of Excellence. State Centers of Excellence Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) Established 1977 - Dr. Chuck Langston, Director
Institute for Egyptian Art and Archaeology (IEAA) Established 1984 - Dr. Lorelei Corcoran, Director
This “stand-alone” center facilitates interdisciplinary research and is devoted to understanding causes and consequences of earthquakes through the use of state-of-the-art seismic and GPS networks. The Center also provides necessary technical and practical information to the public. Degrees related to CERI’s mission are awarded in conjunction with the Department of Civil Engineering (Herff College of Engineering) and the Department of Earth Sciences (College of Arts & Sciences).
The Institute houses the Mid-South’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, 1,100 items. The collection is used by scholars from around the world, and is often the subject of field trips by students from local and regional school systems. The Institute has also initiated and sponsored several significant archaeological endeavors in Egypt. These include the Great Hypostyle Hall project at Karnak, Egypt, in 1993; the sponsorship of the Amenmesse Project in the Valley of the Kings in 1995; and a cooperative project with Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor, Tomb of Harwa at Thebes in 2003. In 2006, a UofM team discovered a new tomb, #63, in the Valley of the Kings. That discovery received worldwide attention in the mass media as well as in scholarly circles. It is housed in the Department of Art within the College of Communication and Fine Arts.
Center for Applied Psychological Research (CAPR) Established 1984 - Dr. Frank Andrasik, Director CAPR applies scientific methods and the knowledge of psychology to solve problems of individuals, communities and society. Programs offered by the Center include the Psychological Services Center, which serves the Memphis area. Its initiatives address a number of societal issues, such as smoking cessation (including those funded by the National Institute of Health), adolescent obesity, gambling addiction, reducing health risks in minority populations, job-related stress reduction and the causes/effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain. It is also involved in the creation of intelligent tutoring systems, issues of grief/loss and assisting with workforce training to meet the changing needs of Tennessee business and industry. The Center staff has worked with state and local agencies to address autism, teen pregnancy prevention, highway safety and sexual misconduct among mental health professionals. For every $1 invested by Tennessee in CAPR, its faculty members bring in $5.50 in external grants. It is housed within the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired (CRISCI) Established 1984 - Dr. Linda Jarmulowicz, Director Research areas of CRISCI include remediation of communication difficulties experienced by persons with hearing impairment, the development and improvement of devices and methods concerning issues associated with hearing aids, cochlear physiology in typical and impaired human listeners, assessment of speech perception by hearing and hearing-impaired persons, stuttering, infant vocal development, communication disorders resulting from acquired neural disorders, and communication in children with autism spectrum disorder. Housed within the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, its faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to their respective fields. 30 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) Established 1989 - Dr. Martha Alberg, Director CREP is dedicated to improving Pre-K-through-12 education. It is nationally recognized in the areas of school reform and choice, teacher education, educational technology, intervention for at-risk students, literacy, after-school programs, and evaluation methods for school improvement decision-making. CREP customizes its research for each “customer’s” needs, with its results being used locally, regionally and nationally. Among the services CREP provides are program evaluation strategies, data collection, student evaluations, school administrator assessments and professional development and training. The faculty and staff of CREP have worked with educators in Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Texas. They have assisted charter schools, Catholic schools and public schools. They have been particularly helpful to school systems in assisting them with meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. CREP has also devised programs associated with such disciplines as engineering, algebra and science, and it has been important to the success of the Memphis Math Academy and the Smart Tennessee statewide financial literacy program. CREP is housed within the College of Education.
National Centers of Excellence Mobile Sensor Data-To-Knowledge (MD2K) Center Established 2014 - Dr. Santosh Kumar, Director and Principal Investigator
Southeast Transportation Workforce Center Established 2015 - Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Director and Principal Investigator
The University of Memphis has established itself as a national leader in research related to mobile sensors and the use of mobile sensor data for health improvement. Under the direction of Computer Science faculty member Santosh Kumar, our MD2K Center is one of 12 NIH national centers of excellence in the Big Data to Knowledge initiative. This Memphis-led, $11 million partnership involves 34 faculty across 12 institutions in computing, engineering, medicine, psychology, & statistics. Together, this team is working to turn mobile sensor data into actionable health information. For more information visit md2k.org.
One of five centers that comprise the U.S. Department of Transportationâ€™s national network for the transportation workforce, SETWC serves a 12-state region in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. SETWC identifies and collaborates closely with K-12, technical programs, community colleges, universities, industry, and governmental stakeholders in the region to: Identify regional transportation job sector needs and priorities along with gaps in skills in and training; catalog existing workforce development programs and best practices, and facilitate partnerships to address these gaps and align the workforce pipeline efforts with regional needs and priorities. SETWC also provides national expertise on issues surrounding women in transportation, freight transportation, and military/ veteran transition into the transportation workforce.
Center for Information Assurance Established 2014 - Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, Director The Center for Information Assurance was established in 2004 through collaboration among the departments of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Electrical Engineering and Criminology and Criminal Justice. The first in the state to receive designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence for both Information Assurance Education and for Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research, the CfIA is active in the advancement of IA education on campus and throughout the region, focusing on issues that threaten our nationâ€™s critical infrastructure, and working toward providing solutions that enhance both local and national cyber security efforts. Specific areas of research expertise include: foundational cybersecurity research related to immunity based detection and negative authentication systems and applied work focused on creating tools to detect malfunctions, faults, abnormalities, misuse, deviations, intrusions and other breeches in electronic records and computer systems that pose threats to public and private sectors.
CHAIRS OF EXCELLENCE The University of Memphis has 26 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other university in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. A Chair of Excellence is a definitive authority in his or her field. Below is the list broken down by discipline: College of Arts and Sciences Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies – Vacant W. Harry Feinstone Chair in Molecular Biology – Tom Sutter Jabie Sanford Hardin III Chair in Combinatorics – Bela Bollobas Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Computer Science – Santosh Kumar Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Philosophy – Shaun Gallagher Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Psychology – J. Gayle Beck Fogelman College of Business & Economics
Arthur Andersen and Company Alumni Chair in Accounting – Vacant Thompson-Hill Chair in Accounting – Zabihollah “Zabi” Rezaee Morris S. Fogelman Chair in Real Estate – Mark A. Sunderman Wunderlich Chair in Finance – Thomas H. McInish University of Memphis Chair in Free Enterprise Management – Peter Wright Federal Express Chair in Management Information Systems – William J. Kettinger Fogelman Family Chair in Sustainable Real Estate in FCBE – Vacant
William N. Morris Chair in International Economics – David Kemme
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Robert Wang Chair in International Business – Ben Kedia
Plough Chair in Audiology and SpeechLanguage Pathology – D. Kimbrough Oller
Sparks Family Chair in International Business – Vacant
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. Chair in Sales – Rajiv Grover
Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair in Art History – Elizabeth Childs-Johnson Helen and Jabie Hardin Chair in Economic and Managerial Journalism – Otis Sanford
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College of Education Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Urban Education – Beverly Cross Herff College of Engineering Herbert Herff Chair in Biomedical Engineering (I) – Warren O. Haggard Herbert Herff Chair in Biomedical Engineering (II) – Gary Bowlin Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Herbert Herff Chair in Law – Andrew McClurg Loewenberg College of Nursing William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair in Nursing – Vacant Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management Intercontinental Hotels Group Chair in Hospitality – Radesh Palakurthi
Partnerships Building productive partnerships is a cornerstone of the University’s mission and vision. As a metropolitan research University, the UofM strives to form mutually beneficial partnerships with business, government and community organizations that foster learning for our students, provide support for our faculty and positively impact the quality of life in the Greater Memphis community. The University has been a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2007, which recognizes our commitment to address community problems through achieving meaningful, measureable outcomes throughout Memphis. Additionally, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized the University of Memphis’ commitment by awarding the classification of Community Engaged in 2006, and again in 2014. At any given time, the University of Memphis has approximately 1,200 active partnerships in the community. These range from safe community projects, regional economic development programs, leadership development and reading initiatives to improving our neighborhoods, providing free legal counseling and helping to address and prevent such public health issues as smoking, obesity and teenage pregnancy. Here are just a few ways in which the UofM has teamed up with the community to yield positive change. •
In a groundbreaking collaboration between a university and a professional symphony orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will partner with the UofM to create the premier destination in the Mid-South for music training and performance, music outreach and arts-centered, cross-sector community development. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra in Residence at the University of Memphis will offer a series of world-class symphonic music on campus, while retaining a presence at The Cannon Center. The MSO’s body of professional musicians will complement the world-class faculty at the UofM School of Music, creating a one-stop shop for aspiring musicians in the Mid-South. In addition, the MSO’s global music network will attract leading ensembles and soloists to campus. Guest conductors and soloists will provide master classes for UofM students each year.
The University of Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Shelby County Schools are partnering to help inspire and prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Central High School will develop a dual enrollment program to prepare students for the health science, healthcare administration, healthcare law and nursing fields. Methodist Healthcare will provide resources for classrooms and teachers for the dual enrollment courses. The University of Memphis will supply quality instructors to teach the courses.
Methodist Healthcare and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital have partnered with the University of Memphis to manage the business operations of the Memphis Speech & Hearing Center (MSHC), housed in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. Under this new partnership, students of speech-language pathology and audiology will have expanded opportunities to be supervised onsite in the MSHC before being sent offsite for clinical training. The additional opportunities for students to learn electronic medical records procedures before they go into the workforce will enhance their employability. Methodist and Le Bonheur staff will also have the opportunity to work with the Center and the School, to have access to faculty and to develop new programs with our faculty.
The University of Memphis and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, have formed a new partnership designed to benefit the Memphis community that includes a donor contact center in the Billy Mac Jones Building at 633 Normal St. The center will be staffed by UofM student interns who will call potential and current donors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of ALSAC’s donor engagement program.The Memphis Research Consortium (MRC) is a regional collaborative that promotes research among partner organizations and facilitates the transfer of information, ideas and technologies from research entities to the commercial marketplace and the community. The MRC leverages the region’s existing research assets and collaborations and supports new academic-industry research partnerships tied to regional economic interests and national research priorities. Its goal is to further West Tennessee’s reputation as a leader in research related to areas of strength and opportunity in bioscience and bioengineering, health and medicine, transportation and logistics, and learning technologies. The four core partner institutions – University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Memphis Bioworks Foundation – are joined by six supporting corporate members – FedEx Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical, Medtronic, Baptist Memorial Health Care, and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.
The FedEx Institute of Technology, a unique innovation partnership with FedEx, serves as the front door to research infrastructure and innovation capabilities of the UofM. Sponsored financially by FedEx for advanced research purposes, the Institute fosters and supports cross-campus research innovation clusters in areas such as intelligent systems, drones, cybersecurity testing, biologistics, autonomous vehicles, robotics, smart biomaterials, additive manufacturing and precision medicine. The Institute is also home to the University’s intellectual property and patent repository, which is the focal point of technology transfer and licensing operations. The FedEx Institute is proud to serve as a gateway to introduce business leaders to the University’s vast resources in research, often leading to groundbreaking collaborations with faculty and employment opportunities for students.
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), the only Tennessee institution designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). The Center develops educational tools, programs and training for use throughout the Mid-South, as well as nationally. By regularly offering information assurance courses and hosting workshops for students and professionals, including police officers and other law enforcement officials, CfIA is creating a more secure future for e-commerce and a safer computing environment for us all.
The Herff College of Engineering is home to the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center (SETWC), part of the National Network for Transportation Workforce. The national network includes five regional centers hosted at the UofM, the University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Montana State University and California State University - Long Beach. The network structure allows sharing of best practices and leveraging of resources across the nation to improve transportation workforce outcomes. The network is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute in the Herff College of Engineering has partnered with the U. S. Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to conduct research on freight-related information technology, network evaluation, public risk assessment, infrastructure analyses and economic, environmental and safety impact. Significant corporate partnerships with CN, Ingram Barge and FedEx have also fueled these efforts.
Through the University Neighborhood Partnership, faculty from every college are working with senior staff from the divisions of Business & Finance and Student Affairs to collaborate with representatives from the city of Memphis and Shelby County to comprehensively address social, health, urban design and safety issues in neighborhoods surrounding the University of Memphis. This collaboration between the UofM, surrounding neighborhood groups, and public and private entities supports the economic and social development of the entire University District.
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The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership have partnered with the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, United Way of the Mid-South and the Learning by Giving Foundation to create the Strengthening Communities Initiative, which is designed to build capacity in neighborhoods and community organizations through community-based projects addressing economic development, education, health, housing, transportation and safety issues. Since the Initiative’s inception, more than 50 capacity-building and small grants have been awarded to improve neighborhoods and spur economic growth through collaborative and innovative partnerships with nearly 40 communitypartner organizations. Approximately $489,500 in total combined dollars has been invested in community-based projects and research. Two particularly successful outcomes of the Strengthening Communities initiative are the South Memphis project and the Memphis Music Magnet.
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law expanded its local partnership with Memphis Area Legal Services to create the first medical-legal partnership of its kind in the region as a collaborative effort with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Memphis CHiLD (Children’s Health Law Directive) focuses on identifying the legal and social issues that impact patient health and providing means to address these issues though direct legal services, education and advocacy for children and their families. The partnership also consists of an on-site Legal Clinic located at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where Memphis Law students enrolled in the clinic have devoted space to work on cases and referrals, meet with patients/clients, and conduct training sessions. Medical professionals and Le Bonheur residents will have access to the clinic as well, and will have direct involvement in the Memphis CHiLD Legal Clinic training sessions and learning opportunities available through the program.
Additionally, UofM Law School students have the opportunity to experience the law profession from the standpoint of the municipal lawyer and municipal administration addressing the complex legal, economic and social issues surrounding real property abandonment and neglect in Memphis. Through the Neighborhood Preservation Clinic, students will work under faculty supervision to investigate and prepare civil lawsuits for Shelby County Environmental Court. To complement their work as anti-blight litigators, students participate in a weekly classroom session focused on the pervasive challenge of blight and abandonment in Memphis.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law launched the Institute for Health Law and Policy (iHeLP) Policy Lab: ACE Initiative, thanks to generous support from the ACE Awareness Foundation. The iHeLP Policy Lab: ACE Initiative is a multi-disciplinary resource for policy research, policy advising and drafting of new policies to create a nationally-regarded, trauma-informed system, building on the foundation’s goals to inform the community about the role of emotional trauma in mental, physical and behavioral health, and implement models that provide preventable and sustainable solutions to reducing toxic stress in family systems. memphis.edu 35
The School of Public Health, in partnership with Methodist Healthcare Foundation, the West Cancer Center, and PatientCentered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), is studying ways to improve the coordination and quality of care required to reduce the prevalence of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers reduce breast cancer disparities in the Mid-South. By engaging patients, researchers and healthcare providers, the partners seek to build trust and lasting partnerships with hardto-reach populations who traditionally face disparities in cancer care and outcomes.
Funded by the FedEx Institute of Technology and the Tennessee Health Foundation, the School of Public Health developed an electronic tool to help parents understand their children’s risk of obesity and provide recommendations for healthier living. The FIT Kids tool is an academic/community partnership that is improving the health of Shelby County children. Parents and families can access FitKids on personal computers, at publicly available computers, or at kiosks located throughout our community, including the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Pink Palace Family of Museums, Sky Zone trampoline park, and various YMCA facilities. Longstanding community partners, Church Health Center and the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South, have been joined this year by the UT-Le Bonheur Healthy Lifestyle Clinic and the Jewish Community Center to further impact our community’s future.
The College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Architecture, in partnership with the School of Public Health, is translating the research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for the public, policy makers, and design and public health professionals. As invited members of the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium, UofM faculty work closely with the Architects Foundation, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to promote collaboration through local and national partnerships and enable knowledge sharing. In addition to the UofM, consortium members include Morgan State University, the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, the University of Washington Department of Architecture, and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts/Architecture at the University of Washington in St. Louis.
In 2010, the non-profit organization Crosstown Arts was created to redevelop the Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution center in Midtown Memphis, which had sat abandoned for 20 years. Expected to be completed by early 2017, Crosstown Concourse, a mixed-use vertical urban village, is the realized dream of many in the Memphis engineering, architecture and design, marketing and communications, and philanthropic community. Co-led by McLean Wilson, principal at Kemmons Wilson Companies, and Dr. Todd Richardson, associate professor of art history in the College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Art, the project and its economic impact are enormous: 1,000 construction jobs, 800 new permanent jobs, and 3,000 people coming in and out of the area daily. Founding tenants like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Crosstown Arts and the Church Health Center are committed to the project because they believe they’ll be better together: sharing knowledge, resources, programming and common spaces.
Through its membership in the U.S. PREP consortium, the College of Education has expanded its partnership with Shelby County Schools to transform teacher preparation programming. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation (U.S. PREP) consortium aims to share data, knowledge and best practices among higher education institutions, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems. These cooperatives will develop effective teacher-preparation practices to help ensure that more teacher-candidates graduate ready to improve student outcomes in K-12 public schools. Other members of the U.S. PREP consortium headed by Texas Tech University include Southern Methodist University, the University of Houston, Southeastern Louisiana University and Jackson State University.
Many business schools engage local, industry leadership as special guest speakers, but the Fogelman College of Business & Economics has strategically formalized its engagement with the Executive Lecture Series. The Fogelman College’s philosophy of education is to provide relevant, comprehensive learning experiences. Through the Executive Lecture Series, full-time MBA students are afforded the opportunity to learn from leading local executives, representatives of local governance, entrepreneurs, and leaders from not-for-profit organizations on a weekly basis. Likewise, the executives are actively sharing their knowledge and experiences with the next generation of leaders.
The Loewenberg College of Nursing prepares a high-quality nursing workforce to meet local, regional, and national needs, while also generating knowledge to guide nursing practice. As a chosen Academic Partner of the Nurse Residency Program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Regional One Health and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Loewenberg College faculty and professional partners work diligently to help students transition into practice and improve patient care outcomes.
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While didactic education and case studies are necessary, nursing simulation offers the opportunity for the Loewenberg College of Nursing students to improve their clinical reasoning and reduce the risk of errors. In partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospitals of Memphis and DeSoto Country, Mississippi, duplicate scenarios for our high-fidelity simulators have been purchased for the care of high-risk patients. These scenarios will be used for students in the final semesters of nursing school and the hospital will use the scenarios in their nurse residency program. By creating the same scenario with similar objectives, the transition of the student to a nurse resident role will be streamlined, and allow for individualized orientation.
Researchers in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders have received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for the study Early Vocal Development and Prediction of Autism. The project is a collaboration with Emory University and the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. The five-year study will address vocal development in the first year of life of infants who have siblings with autism. The goal is to search for early signs of vocal development gone awry, a possible indicator of emerging autism or other developmental disabilities. Coupling the UofM’s expertise in infant vocalization and the Marcus Center’s expertise in infant eye movement will move this research into the very top echelon of early identification of autism research.
The School of Health Studies Sport Performance & Health Consulting Center, in collaboration with local partners OrthoMemphis and Breakaway Running, provides expert testing of athletes and non-athletes interested in learning more about their physical performance capabilities. However, the Center’s assessments of physical capabilities are not limited to running. Current members of the Center’s evaluation team include a sport physiologist, sport biomechanist, sport psychology consultant, footwear/gear expert, sport nutrition consultant and physical therapist. memphis.edu 37
ALUMNI Since 1912, our University has proudly sent well over 130,000 graduates into the world. These scholars have gone on to shape our community, our economy and our future. Many have gone on to stardom as actors, authors, politicians and corporate executives. More than 70,000 graduates live within a 40-mile radius of Memphis, creating a strong culture of Tiger Pride throughout the city. The UofM Alumni Association actively works to enlist our alumni and friends as advocates for our University through philanthropy, volunteer participation, student recruitment and athletic support. Members of the Alumni Association continue to drive our University forward by providing scholarships to promising students and support for new programming and opportunities for members to stay connected to their alma mater and grow in their careers. With each member, the Universityâ€™s national prestige grows and a UofM degree increases in value. Learn more and join online at memphis.edu/alumni.
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TIGER ATHLETICS There is something special about the relationship between the city of Memphis and its hometown Tigers. It’s a part of a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. It began with a simple chant that reverberated throughout the city, “We Fight Like Tigers”. A rallying cry for a fledgling football team, it became a source of pride, unity and identity for a city in need of positive reinforcement. Now, more than a century later, though the names and faces of the athletes have changed many times, Memphis still wears its heart on its sleeve when it comes to the Tigers. Woven into the fabric of every big game and memorable play are the hopes, aspirations and elations of the Tiger faithful who fill Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on sweltering September afternoons or pack FedExForum to capacity on a January mid-week evening. They come to watch their hometown team do battle. It’s part of their civic pride. If the Tigers win, the city wins as well. The athletic program has grown exponentially over the past century, but the relationship that was forged in the days when cotton was king and steam-driven paddle-wheel boats were an everyday occurrence on the mighty Mississippi River has never wavered. Tiger sports remain special – so distinctly a part of the city’s identity.
Athletic Leadership Now into his fifth year as Director of Athletics of the University of Memphis, Tom Bowen has the department poised for another breakthrough year, and in his short time leading the department, he has the Tigers roaring in a new and exciting direction. Not only has he fundraised a record amount for the Memphis athletics department, he has also overseen coaching changes that have brought in one of the most indemand offensive coordinators to take the helm of the football program and also future Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith from Texas Tech to take the reins of the historic program. Bowen developed a strategic plan to increase the athletics department’s fundraising efforts. Under his direction, Memphis is in the final phases of a $40 million capital campaign, “Time to Shine,” to bring additional world-class facilities to the University of Memphis. Bowen’s respect from his colleagues, along with his experience and knowledge of football, were pivotal in landing him a position on the College Football 40 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
Playoff organization’s Athletic Directors Advisory Council in early 2014. Bowen was also voted to represent the American Athletic Conference on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council by his fellow Conference athletics directors. The turnaround of the football program has been astounding in Bowen’s tenure as athletics director. The Tigers won the 2014 American Athletic Conference crown, the program’s first league title since 1971. The 2014 Memphis squad also won the program’s first bowl game since 2005. The 2015 Tigers started the season 8-0 and were ranked as high as No. 13 in the national polls. Over the past two seasons, the Tigers have won 19 games. The American Athletic Conference The University of Memphis began competition in the American Athletic Conference in the fall of 2013. The American consists of numerous athletic programs which are very familiar to Tiger fans. League membership includes Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF and USF.
Tiger Scholarship Fund The athletic department’s fund-raising division, the Tiger Scholarship Fund (TSF), has taken donation levels from approximately $8.2 million total in 2011 to $19.5 million in 2016. This figure includes $12.5 million in capital campaign contributions, which have totaled nearly $35 million in the past three years during the Time to Shine Campaign. TSF contributions play an essential role in providing student-athletes with the opportunity to receive a college education, while competing at the highest level of collegiate sports. Football Weight Room The Tiger football team celebrated the grand opening of its new 13,000 sq. ft. weight training facility in February 2011. The $3 million project, used solely by the Tiger football team, was made possible through privately donated funds. The spacious state-of-the-art weight room can accommodate multiple groups training simultaneously and features multiple power racks, as well as various free weights and weight training machines. A portion of the facility is designed for cardio and rehab work.
Frank Flautt Golf Training Center In the fall of 2009, the Athletic Department opened the Frank L. Flautt Golf Training Center at the Park Avenue Campus. The 6,000 sq. ft. practice facility has six hitting bays which open onto a 425-yard driving range. There is a 2.5 acre short game practice area and four Champion Bermuda putting greens. The Flautt Center is equipped with a V-1 swing-analysis system, Flight-Scope, a Tomi putting training system, men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a players’ lounge, study areas with Internet service, and equipment and cart storage areas. FedExPark The Tiger baseball program opened its new facility, FedExPark, in April 2010. The stadium has a state-of-the-art clubhouse with indoor pitching and hitting areas, coaches and team locker rooms, training room, laundry room and meeting and recruiting rooms. There are new team dugouts with the Tigers’ home dugout being attached to the clubhouse. The stadium features a new press box and suites, radio broadcasts booths, television broadcast booth, as well as
a modern concession stand. A new addition down the right field foul line will begin construction this fall and includes coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, and a lounge. Larry O. Finch Center The men’s basketball team trains in the Larry O. Finch Training Center on the Memphis campus. The Finch Center, which has been compared to several NBA practice facilities, has had recent upgrades which include a Hall of Fame area, new player lounge, larger meeting rooms, a new training and physical conditioning area and a new video theatre and technology center. A HydroWorx pool was installed in the Finch Center training room in 2013. Once the men’s basketball training facility is completed on South Campus, the Finch Center will become the new home of the women’s basketball team.
Elma Roane Fieldhouse The Memphis women’s basketball and volleyball teams play their home events in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The facility, which had new locker rooms, meeting rooms, film rooms and a player lounge added in 2011, recently underwent another major renovation. In July 2013, the women’s athletic program moved into a new, state-of-the-art athletic training center located on the first floor of the facility. The renovated area contains a new weight training center, a cardiofitness area, a HydroWorx PolarPlunge pool, a second HydroWorx pool equipped with an underwater treadmill for injury rehabilitation, four 40-yard sprint tracks, a laundry facility and a players’ lounge. Tiger Softball Complex In 2006, the athletic department opened the Lady Tiger Softball Complex at the Park Avenue Campus. In 2015, the 5,500 sq. ft. Softball Training Center was added to the already modern facility. The Training Center contains coaches’ offices, team meeting room and lounge, indoor hitting and pitching room, and a medical training and examination room.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field
arena gives the Tigers one of the most modern facilities in the nation.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium serves as the home venue for the Memphis Tiger football team. The stadium, which has
The facility includes restaurants, gift shops, modern concession stands and other amenities that offer Tiger fans a word-class game day experience. FedExForum, served as the host venue for the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament in 2014, and will again play host to the NCAA Regional Finals in 2017.
a seating capacity of close to 60,000 and offers 44 luxury suites, has recently undergone several renovation projects. Working with the City of Memphis, more than 5,000 new chair back seats were installed, adding premium seating, extra legroom and the convenience of cup holders. During this upgrade, several other improvements were also made including: new point of purchase technology, painting, a new ticket office at Gate 4, new LED lighting in the concourses, Pipken Building renovations for pre-game tailgate parties, a new recruiting room on par with any in the country and a new enclosure for the back of the video board. Prior to these upgrades, in 2010, the city of Memphis officially opened Tiger Lane, a $16 million tailgating fan experience area located on the property west of the stadium gates. A second major project was completed in time for the 2012 season which included multiple improvements funded by FedEx, the city of Memphis and the University of Memphis. The most visually impressive change was a new, 98’x48’ HD video board in the stadium’s south end zone. The project also included a new 38’x12’ scoreboard in the north end zone. In addition, new LED light standards were added that provide 50 percent more lighting yet cut energy costs, a new synthetic turf playing surface, renovations to the concessions stands, new elevators and a painting and sealing of the exterior of the Liberty Bowl. The press box and sky suites were updated and remodeled prior to the 2013 season. FedExForum The Memphis Tiger basketball team utilizes FedExForum for its home games. One of the finest basketball facilities in the nation, the venue also serves as the home court for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Opened in 2004, the 18,400-seat 42 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
Mike Rose Soccer Complex The Memphis men’s and women’s soccer programs play their home matches at the 136-acre Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The facility features 16 FIFA-dimension, lighted playing fields and a 5,000 seat main stadium, which provides all of the amenities required to televise/and or video stream each contest. Racquet Club of Memphis The Memphis men’s and women’s tennis programs play their home matches and hold their daily training and practice sessions at the Racquet Club of Memphis. Located just two miles from campus, the facility offers the teams both indoor and outdoor courts. The Tigers have their own locker rooms and player lounges and the teams play on the same courts used during the annual ATP Tour stop in Memphis. A new pavilion was added in 2014 on the outdoor courts for fan comfort. Having the Racquet Club as a home venue has benefited both the men’s and women’s teams in their climbs in the national rankings each year.
Other Athletic Facilities Other University of Memphis athletic facilities include RangeMaster, an indoor shooting facility which serves as the home of the Memphis Tiger Rifle team and AutoZone Park, the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA baseball stadium in Memphis. The state-of-the-art 10,000 seat baseball stadium, which has been compared to several major league parks, is located in downtown Memphis and serves the Tigers as a home field for games that might exceed capacity of FedExPark. Future Projects Last year was a record fundraising year for Athletics that included seven gifts of $1 million or more. We are now 85 percent complete of the $40 million total goal. The basketball training facility is underway and expected to be completed September 2017. Additionally, we have recently completed our softball indoor facility and renovated our baseball facility to add a team conference room and coaches offices. We have replaced the field turf in the football facility (which benefits all sports) and made improvements to the track & field facility. Lastly, we are renovating South Hall to house our Rifle program.
These are all enhancements provided by our generous donors through our True Blue Society, a major giving society. timetoshinememphis.com
What We Have Accomplished RANKINGS The University of Memphis has several nationally ranked programs: U.S. News & World Report Rankings Audiology-Graduate (17) Speech-Language Pathology-Graduate (24) Rehabilitation Counseling-Graduate (21) Clinical Psychology-Graduate (79) Public Affairs-Graduate (115) Math-Graduate (126) Law-Graduate (142) Education-Graduate (180) Earth Sciences-Graduate (106) Fine Arts-Graduate (147) Nursing-Graduate (193) Biological Sciences-Graduate (209) Psychology-Graduate (117) Social Work-Graduate (123) Health Care Management—Graduate (47) Online MBA (100) Online Graduate Nursing Program (82) Online Graduate Education (166) The Princeton Review Best Online MBA (23)
Great Value Colleges Online Psychology Degree (27) College Values Online Best Value Online Accounting Programs (18) Best Value Online Journalism Programs (8) Best Value Online Psychology Programs (29) Best Value Online History Programs (7)
Affordable Colleges Online Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees (12) Best Online Colleges (17) Best Online Colleges In Tennessee (1) Best Online Business Management Degree (1) Best Online Finance Degree (3) Best Online Communications Degree (8) Best Online Psychology Degree (11) Best Online PhD in Education (27) Best Online Masters Programs (17) Best Online MBA Program (19) Best Online Masters in History (5) Best Online Masters in Psychology (9) Best Online Masters in Public Health (22) Best Online Nursing Programs (40) Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing (15) Most Affordable Online College (22)
Collegestart.org Best Affordable Online Masters in Psychology (6)
Best Choice Schools.com Best Online Schools for Accounting (1)
SuperScholar.org Online Masters Programs in Psychology (35) Online Masters Programs in Communication (46) Online Bachelors in Communication (48)
BestColleges.com Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (22) Accredited Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs (24) Best Colleges Reviews Best Bachelors in Criminal Justice Programs (18) BestMastersDegrees.com Best Online Master’s in Liberal Studies Degree Programs (12) Most Affordable Online Masters in Educational Psychology (9)
CollegeChoice.net Best Online Liberal Arts Programs for Undergraduates (49) GoGrad.org Online MS in Environmental Nutrition – (2) Grad School Hub Ph.D. in Business (25) Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in English (21) Online Colleges.net Best Online Colleges in Tennessee (3) RNonline.org Nursing RN-BSN – (14) Student Loan Report (studentloans.net) Best College for Federal Work Study Employment (170)
TheBestSchools.org Best Online Colleges in Tennessee (1) Best Online Colleges (40) ToBecomeATeacher.org Best Teaching Colleges in Tennessee Bachelors (2) Masters (3) memphis.edu 43
TIGER PRIDE University of Memphis President M. David Rudd helped lead a research team that received the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Research Accomplishment Award (Academic Team) for 2014. The College Database recognized the University of Memphis as the top college in Tennessee for students interested in military service. UofM faculty include Emmy, Grammy and Peabody award winners, in addition to Fulbright recipients. The University of Memphis received the 2014 Education Group of the Year Award from Lifeblood. This award recognizes total annual donations as well as increases from year to year. The Loewenberg College of Nursing has among the largest BSN and MSN programs at a public university in Tennessee. Graduates consistently score high on licensure exams, and several classes have scored 100 percent. The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology is home to the largest public collection of Egyptian antiquities in the Mid-South. Our Center for Earthquake Research and Information maintains a 144-station seismic network throughout the southeastern United States for earthquake monitoring, and conducts scientific research on all continents of the world. 44 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
The Tennessee Department of Health has designated the UofM Gambling Clinic as the state gambling addiction treatment center for the West Tennessee area. The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is the only doctoral degree-granting music school in the state of Tennessee and within a 300-mile radius of the city of Memphis. More than 50 judges in the state of Tennessee are graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Based on low tuition and high passage rates on the Tennessee Bar exam, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is ranked nationally in preLaw magazine’s “best value” category. The law school also has the top-ranked law school facility by preLaw Magazine. The Communication Department’s Rhetorical Studies Ph.D. program was ranked in the top 15 nationally by the National Communication Association. The University of Memphis is consistently ranked one of the safest large campuses in the state of Tennessee. The Campus School at the University of Memphis has been recognized as one of the highest achieving schools in Tennessee, with 99 percent of its students scoring proficient or advanced in both reading and math.
The UofM was named to the first President’s Honor Roll in 2006 for Distinguished Community Service with distinction for hurricane relief service. It has been honored every year since then. More than half of the doctoral faculty in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are Fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This designation is awarded to only about one percent of the 118,000 members of ASHA. Each semester more than 200 UofM students provide volunteer note taking services to fellow students with disabilities. Their generosity helps the University keep costs down, while providing quality accommodations to disabled students. The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA). The center is committed to community cyber security research and to community education concerning this crucial issue.
Where We Are Going HIGHEST PRIORITIES
Enhance Enrollment Growth
Increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates for all students.
Strengthen Admission Standards
Increase Graduation Rates
Continue to incorporate innovation and technology into instruction to enhance student success across all domains.
Increase Research Funding
Increase research and scholarly/creative activity, along with external funding.
Enhance Quality of Instruction
Grow and advance entrepreneurial and commercialization activity.
Employ appropriate support to enhance the academic experience for students through coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advising.
CAMPUS MASTER PLAN The University has completed a comprehensive master plan for all campuses to guide future development and funding for facility related projects. The mast plan can be accessed at: memphis.edu/masterplan/planfiles.php. Centennial Place: 100 percent complete •
$54,000,000 with $3 million from Residence life, $51 million bonded against future rents
144 beds in apartment style for upper class students
Completed and grand opening held in spring 2016
Classrooms, group study rooms, activity room, social lounges, resident apartments, laundries
Richardson Towers replacement project
660 beds in living learning suite arrangement for freshmen and sophomores
New recreation area “Richardson Commons” to be developed on site of existing towers
Designed by Fleming Architects, construction by Rentenbach Contractors
Community Health Facility: 100 percent complete •
$60,000,000 with $44 million state appropriations, $16 million private
Completion date and grand opening in fall semester 2015.
New facility on Park Avenue Campus with four-stories and 200,000 square feet
Home for School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the Loewenberg College of Nursing
CSD: speech and hearing clinic, classrooms, clinical offices, computer labs, anechoic sound chamber, faculty research labs, faculty offices, dean suite, collaborative areas
Nursing: lecture hall, family nurse practitioner suite, dean suite, computer testing, simulation labs, health assessment labs, skills labs, faculty offices, combined library, collaborative areas
Building includes a large main lobby with food service and an outdoor study plaza on floor two
Facility includes all furnishings and all instruction, audio visual presentation and recording software and hardware, various site improvements, and parking
Includes new campus entrance and signalization at Goodlett and Park Avenue.
Designed by Askew Nixon Ferguson and constructed by HOAR construction
Current Capital Maintenance Projects: In Design for 2016 •
Building generators, electrical, fire alarms
Academic Buildings (Music) HVAC replacement
Various Building HVAC updates/Patterson Hall
Access and Security updates (door replacements) $4.2 million
Electric and Gas Utility updates
Railroad Pedestrian Crossing: In Construction •
$1,635,000 project with $1.2 million federal TDOT grant and $435,000 UofM matching funds
Improvement of three at grade crossings
Includes widened concrete walks, ADA ramping, train signalization, lighting, fencing, landscaping
Project design by Allen and Hoshall, Zellner Construction being awarded contract for 2016 fall completion
Student Recreation Facility: In Design •
Project funded by debt service fees to retire TSSBA bonds.
Demolition of 1971-era facility.
Construction of new outdoor pool, three turf fields, outdoor tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
New facility will have a four-court gym, fitness center, natatorium, lockers, racquetball courts, classrooms, wellness and nutrition areas, MAC gym, climbing walls, indoor track, offices, small and large group exercise areas.
The Crump Firm has been selected to design the project. HOAR is the construction manager.
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Land Bridge and Parking Structure: In project approval phase •
$17 million debt service fees, $1 million gifts
Complete by January 2019
Iconic pedestrian bridge connector between new Recreation Center and the Alumni Mall
Incorporation of student amphitheater on Alumni Mall
Includes elevators, stairs, lighting, relocation of utilities
1,140 parking space structure included
Spans Walker Avenue, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Southern Avenue
Designer to be selected.
Athletic Basketball Training, Football Training: In design •
$30 million in private gifts
Projects located on Park Avenue campus
Basketball Training Center for men’s basketball
Indoor 100-yard covered turf facility for football
Nationally known consultants preparing plans and specifications
Campus ADA Improvements: project scope being evaluated by committee Lambuth Student Union Elevator: Complete •
Campus-funded elevator for three-story student union
Health and Fitness Improvements: Complete •
Replacement infrastructure for pool
Conversion of unused locker rooms to classrooms
Future Unfunded Priority Projects Interdisciplinary Research Facility $27 million state Scheidt Family Music Center $30 million state
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SUSTAINABILITY The University of Memphis has developed a sustainability plan that looks to continually expand campus efforts to become more sustainable, integrate sustainability into campus policies and curriculum, support the development of an environmentally conscious culture on campus and work with the greater Memphis community to foster sustainability initiatives. The student-initiated Green Activities Fee has been implemented, resulting in about $400,000 annually used for educational purposes, events such as the Mid-South’s largest “green” event — Tiger Blue Goes Green Day each October — and outfitting the UofM’s patrol fleet with several hybrid vehicles, resulting in a 30 percent annual reduction in fuel consumption. 48 2016-17 UofM FACT BOOK
The Green Fee has made many programs and events a possibility, but it also funds the Office of Sustainability at the UofM. This office is a great resource to understanding and getting involved in many areas of sustainability on campus. Recycling efforts have increased 500 percent. The University has added the Recycling Zone near Mynders Hall, which is serving as a demonstration site for sustainable practices and is available to students, faculty and others to deposit a wide range of recyclable materials. For more information about recycling, visit memphis.edu/bluegoesgreen/ recycling.php
2016-2017 PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE GREEN FEE Memphis Campus Projects: •
Campus Sustainability Initiative
Food Recovery Program
Outdoor Recycling Bins for the UC
Rose Theatre Bioswale Project (Phase One)
Tiger Bikes Program
Tiger Blue Goes Green 2016
Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)
Lambuth Campus Projects: •
Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)
For more information, visit memphis.edu/ bluegoesgreen/greenfee.php.
The UofM also boasts a student residence complex that was the first and most sustainable public building in Tennessee, meeting LEED Silver standards in sustainability and green design. The University’s expansive TIGUrS garden, adjacent to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, features dozens of varieties of fruits and vegetables and serves as an educational tool for University and Campus School students as well as the general public. Architecture students developed and designed the TERRA House, a futuristic sustainable demonstration house in Memphis’ Uptown neighborhood that has become a model for the nation. The student-designed TERRA (Technologically and Environmental Responsible Residential Architecture) House received the top Platinum rating from the Green Building Council.
In Fall 2015 the League of American Bicyclists awarded the UofM the designation of Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) at the bronze level. Efforts in expanding bicycle racks, bicycle lanes and the addition of the Tiger Bike Share Program helped in reaching those goals. For students who want to get involved in building a sustainable culture on campus can join UMpact. It is the UofM’s only student led organization that presents opportunities in participating with sustainability events and practices necessary for our campus to continue being an environmentally responsible campus. For more information about other sustainability initiatives at the UofM, visit memphis.edu/bluegoesgreen.
Each day at UofM brings more than new lectures and assignments. It brings new opportunities. Not just to learn, but to experience. To create, solve and build. To explore and express. Here, an education isnâ€™t something you get. Itâ€™s something you do.