Human Sciences Graduate Faculty

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues.

Only members of the MTSU Graduate Faculty are eligible to teach 5000/6000/7000 level graduate courses (including dual-listed UG/GR courses) or to serve on thesis or dissertation committees. Graduate faculty members in doctoral degree granting programs who wish to chair a dissertation committee must be endorsed for such service by their program and approved by the graduate dean.



HAROLD WHITESIDE, PhD, Interim Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

SCOTT COLCLOUGH, PhD, Interim Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences


JANET M. COLSON, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2021]

J. CLAIRE COOK, PhD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2018]

BETH C. EMERY, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2019]

SANDRA L. POIRIER, EdD, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2020]

LISA SHEEHAN-SMITH, EdD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2022]



Adjunct Faculty


JAIME BRUCE, PhD, Adjunct Professor [Renew: Fall 2020]

FREDERICK COTTLE, PhD, Adjunct Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2020]

ELOWIN HARPER, MA, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2018]

ELIZABETH SMITH, PhD, Adjunct Professor [Renew: Fall 2020]