Recording Industry 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.



KENNETH PAULSON, Dean, College of Media and Entertainment

ZENAIDA PANOL, Associate Dean, College of Media and Entertainment 


JOSEPH L. AKINS, EdD, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2021]

MICHAEL ALLEYNE, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2021]

TREVOR de CLERCQ, PhD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2020]

COSETTE COLLIER, MA, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2018]

WILLIAM CRABTREE, MED, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]

TAMMY DONHAM, MBA, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2021]

JOHN DOUGAN, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]

MICHAEL FLEMING, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2020]

MATTHEW M. FOGLIA, MMus, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2020]

MICHAEL HANSON, MFA, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2021]

MISTY JONES, MFA, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2022]

JOHN H. MERCHANT, MFA, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2019]

STACY MERIDA, PhD, Assistant Professor, [Renew: Fall 2022]

DANIEL P. PFEIFER, MA, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]

JAMES L. PIEKARSKI, DMA, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2019]

ALLIE SULTAN, MFA, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2021]


Adjunct Faculty

GREG BRENNECKA, PhD, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2020]