Faculty Emeritus Status

A faculty member who has served the university with distinction over a period of years may be awarded the title Emeritus or Emerita upon retirement. The president of the university may confer the title of Emeritus upon any retiring professor (after 10 years service), associate professor (after 15 years service), assistant professor and instructor (after 20 years service) who has given honorable and distinguished full-time service to the university. The conferring of the emeritus title must have the recommendation of the dean, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Provost. The title would normally follow the regular professional title, e.g., Professor Emeritus/Emerita of History.

Guidelines for Nomination

Faculty Emeriti of Middle Tennessee State University, 1991-Present

  • Criteria set forth in MTSU Policy 210, Emeritus Status.
  • Call for nominations is initiated by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, in mid-April, with a deadline of May 30.
  • Eligible faculty are nominated by the dean. The nomination is reviewed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and the Provost and approved by the President.
Faculty Member   Year of Retirement Year Awarded Faculty Emeritus Status
Dr. Harold L. Baldwin   1991 1991
Dr. C. Edwin Howard   1984 1992
Dr. Dan Scott   1992 1992
Dr. William Windham   1989 1992
Dr. Hans G. Mueller   1993 1993
Dr. Frank Ginanni   1994 1994
Mr. William Green   1994 1994
Dr. David Grubbs   1994 1994
Dr. Paul H. Hutcheson   1994 1994
Dr. Richard Stanley   1994 1994
Dr. Jack Arters   1995 1995
Dr. Hollie Sharpe   1992 1995
Dr. Wallace R. Maples   1996 1996
Dr. Katherine B. Strobel   1996 1996
Dr. John R. Duke   1996 1997
Dr. Norman Ferris   1996 1997
Dr. Ralph Fullerton   1997 1997
Mr. David Arnold   1997 1998
Dr. Billy W. Balch   1998 1998
Dr. Henry Dalton Drennan   1997 1998
Dr. James H. Hutchinson   1998 1998
Dr. A.H. Solomon   1997 1998
Dr. Alvin E. Woods   1998 1998
Mr. Bobby Corcoran   1999 1999
Dr. Charles Durham   1999 1999
Dr. James Neal   1999 1999
Dr. Omri Rawlins   1999 1999
Dr. James Steward   1999 1999
Dr. Marilyn Wells   1998 1999
Mr. Thomas Harris   1998 2000
Dr. Fred Rolater   2000 2000
Dr. Tom VanDervort   1998 2000
Dr. James Brooks   2000 2001
Dr. Donald E. Embry   2001 2001
Ms. Linda Gill   2000 2001
Dr. William Grasty   2001 2001
Dr. Glenn A. Himebaugh   2001 2001
Dr. Richard LaLance   1999 2001
Dr. Robert L. Taylor   2001 2001
Dr. William Vermillion   2001 2001
Dr. Sondra Wilcox   2001 2001
Dr. Peter Rob   2002 2002
Dr. David Singer   2002 2002
Dr. Marion Wells   2002 2002
Dr. Sarah F. Barlow   2003 2003
Dr. Keith W. Carlson   2003 2003
Dr. Peter L. Heller   2002 2003
Dr. Charles R. Jansen   2003 2003
Dr. Anita T. Kinslow   2003 2003
Dr. James H. Lorenz   2001 2003
Dr. Ernest Ray Phillips   2003 2003
Mr. Oliver B. Fancher   2003 2004
Dr. June Hall McCash   2004 2004
Dr. John Roland Pleas   2004 2004
Dr. Ayne Cantrell   2005 2005
Dr. Ronald Messier   2004 2005
Mr. Joe E. Sawyer   2003 2005
Dr. Mack Thweatt   2005 2005
Dr. Linda Wilson   2005 2005
Dr. Burton Bordine   2006 2006
Dr. Janice Hayes   2006 2006
Mr. Klaus Kallenberger   2002 2006
Dr. Reuben Kyle   2006 2006
Dr. J. P. Montgomery   2004 2006
Ms. Sarah Swain   2006 2006
Dr. Jerry Brookshire   2007 2007
Dr. Robert Bullen   2007 2007
Dr. Geoffrey Hull   2007 2007
Dr. Kiyoshi Kawahito   2007 2007
Ms. Karen Lee   2006 2007
Dr. Martha Whaley   2003 2007
Dr. William Connelly   2007 2008
Dr. James Lea   2008 2008
Dr. John Lee   2008 2008
Dr. Jon MacBeth   2008 2008
Dr. Philip Mathis   2008 2008
Dr. Peggy O’Hara-Murdock   2008 2008
Ms. Margaret Ordoubadian   2003 2008
Dr. Dianne A. R. Bartley   2009 2009
Dr. Kay Garrard   2009 2009
Dr. Nancy Boone Allsbrook   2010 2010
Dr. Judith M. Bonicamp   2010 2010
Dr. Mary Judy Campbell   2010 2010
Dr. Fred P. Colvin   2010 2010
Mr. J. Donald Craig   2010 2010
Dr. Richard C. Detmer   2010 2010
Dr. Judith A. Hankins   2010 2010
Mr. Christian L. Haseleu   2010 2010
Dr. Barbara S. Haskew   2010 2010
Dr. Robert B. Jones III   2010 2010
Dr. Linda G. McGrew   2010 2010
Dr. Richard S. Redditt   2010 2010
Dr. Diane Jane Sawyer   2010 2010
Mr. Paul F. Wells   2010 2010
Dr. Gary P. Wulfsberg   2010 2010
Dr. Edd Applegate   2011                           2011
Dr. David Eason   2010                              2011
Ms. Kathryn Price   1997  2011
Dr. F. E. Beemon   2012 2012
Mr. Barry Buxkamper   2012 2012
Ms. Janet Higgins   2012 2012
Dr. Ronald McBride   2012 2012
Dr. George Murphy   2012 2012
Ms. Christie Nuell   2012 2012
Mr. Ray Wong   2012 2012
Ms. Marilyn Wood   2012 2012
Mr. William Black   2013 2013
Dr. Alfred Cripps   2012 2013
Dr. Robert Eaker   2013 2013
Dr. Martha Foster   2012 2013
Dr. David Lorne McWatters   2013 2013
Dr. Albert Ogden   2013 2013
Dr. George Riordan   2013 2013
Dr. Robert Spires   2013 2013
Dr. Mark Anshel   2014 2014
Dr. Dwight Bullard   2013 2014
Dr. Bertha Clark   2014 2014
Dr. Cheryl Ellis   2013 2014
Dr. Mary Nichols   2014 2014
Ms. Nancy Oxford   2012 2014
Ms. Brenda Parker   2013 2014
Dr. Robert Pondillo   2014 2014
Dr. David Rowe   2014 2014
Dr. Sharon Shaw-McEwen   2012 2014
Robert O. Wyatt   2014 2014
Ms. Deborah Anderson   2015 2015
Dr. James Calder   2015 2015
Dr. Albert DePrince   2014 2015
Dr. Ron Ferrara   2015 2015
Dr. M. Crosby Hunt   2015 2015
Dr. Jan Leone   2014 2015
Dr. L. Diane Miller   2015 2015
Dr. Dennis Oneal   2015 2015
Dr. Lynn Rice-See   2014 2015
Dr. Judith Rusciolelli   2015 2015
Dr. Phillip Waldrop   2015 2015
Dr. Lola Clare Bratten   2016 2016
Dr. Beverly G. Burke   2015 2016
Dr. Alphonse Carter   2016 2016
Ms. Sharon S. Coleman   2016 2016
Dr. William C. Compton   2016 2016
Dr. Rebecca A. Conard   2016 2016
Dr. Virginia A. Donnell   2016 2016
Dr. Laurence Harvin   2016 2016
Dr. Carolyn Hopper   2016 2016
Dr. Edward Kimbrell   2016 2016
Dr. Aubrey Moseley   2016 2016
Dr. Allison Smith   2015 2016
Dr. Tom Strawman   2015 2016
Dr. Belinda Traughber   2016 2016
Dr. Martha Weller   2016 2016
Dr. Bob Wood   2015 2016
Dr. Linda C. Badley   2016 2017
Dr. Marc J. Barr   2017 2017
Dr. Janet K. Belsky   2015 2017
Dr. Gloria L. Bonner   2017 2017
Dr. W. Robert Bray   2017 2017
Dr. E. James Burton   2018 2017
Dr. Scott H. Colclough   2017 2017
Dr. Gloria J. Hamilton   2017 2017
Kenneth W. Hollman   2017 2017
Dr. Vatsala Krishnamani   2017 2017
Dr. Virginia “Ginny” A. Vesper   2017 2017
Dr. Ronald Zawislak   2017 2017
Dr. Joachim Zietz   2015 2017
Dr. Patricia L. Bradley   2018 2018
Dr. William L. Canak   2018 2018
Dr. Thomas J. Cheatham   2017 2018
Dr. Bene’ S. Cox   2018 2018
Dr. Charles H. Frost   2016 2018
Dr. Duane B. Graddy   2018 2018
Dr. Angela J. Hague   2018 2018
Dr. Robert E. Hunt   2018 2018
Mr. Dewayne A.Pigg   2018 2018
Dr. Terrance J. Quinn   2018 2018
Dr. Stephen M. Shearon   2018 2018
Dr. Marc G. Singer   2016 2018
Dr. Norman L. Weatherby   2018 2018
Dr. Jungsoon P. Yoo   2018 2018
Dr. Sung Yoo   2018 2018
Dr. Hugh E. Berryman   2019 2019
Dr. Kathleen G. Burriss   2019 2019
Dr. Jimmie E. Cain, Jr.   2018 2019
Dr. Michaele F. Chappell   2019 2019
Dr. Virginia S. Dansby   2019 2019
Dr. Martha J. Edwards   2015 2019
Dr. Beth C. Emery   2019 2019
Ms. Faye Johnson   2019 2019
Dr. Wayne Rollins   2019 2019
Dr. Rebecca Smith   2019 2019
Dr. George Vernardakis   2019 2019
Dr. David D. Whitaker   2017 2019
Dr. Doug Winborn   2019 2019