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 Mass Communication

ZENAIDA PANOL, Associate Dean, College of Mass Communication


MICHAEL ALLEYNE, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2016]

JOSEPH L. AKINS, EdD, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2015]

DOUG BIELMEIER, EdD, Assistant Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]

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

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

CHARLES B. DAHAN, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2016]

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

MICHAEL FLEMING, MMU, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2014]

MATTHEW M. FOGLIA, MMus, Associate Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2015]

JOHN P. HILL, MMus, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2015]

AMY S. MACY, Professor [Renewal Date: Spring 2016]

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

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

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

ROBERT WOOD, PhD, Professor [Renewal Date: Fall 2018]


Adjunct Faculty

CHRISTIAN HASELEU, MA, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2017]

RANDY WACHTLER, Adjunct Professor [Term Ends: Spring 2016]