Our Purpose

The goal of this association is to support the advancement of the University by providing individual and collective support to the University and Colleges. This group of renowned individuals assist in an advisor capacity to current, as well as prospective members on matters of mutual interest.

In seeking to achieve these goals, the Emeritus Faculty Group consult on a regular basis. Meeting quarterly to discuss and make recommendations to the University on any matters they deem appropriate. There are no dues.


Membership as an Emeritus Faculty includes all persons, at any rank on any academic pathway, retiring after distinguished service with their respective college and department.

This status is not routinely awarded, but represents an honor for a career characterized by the highest academic abilities and devotion to the advancement of the UAMS.

How to become an Emeritus faculty member

In order to be considered for emeritus status, an individual must be appropriately recommended by his/her Department Chair and the Dean and meet at least one of the following conditions:

  1. The retiring individual is age 65 or older and has at least five years of continuous service to the University.
  2. The retiring individual is age 62 or older and has at least ten years of continuous service to the University.
  3. The retiring individual has at least 20 years of continuous service to the University.
  4. The retiring individual has elected to retire early under the early retirement provisions of Administrative Memorandum 430.2.

Who reviews and approves Emeritus request?

In order for emeritus status to be conferred by the Board of Trustees, the individual’s request for Emeritus status shall be reviewed by the following parties:

  • College Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • College Dean
  • UAMS Chancellor
  • University of Arkansas System President

What is the timeline and process for Emeritus request?

The President will receive recommendations no later than January 15, or on such other date as may be specified, from the Chancellor.

Emeritus request will normally be conferred once each year by the Board of Trustees, and will be effective July 1 for the individuals who have retired prior to that date.

Necessary documents that must accompany the request for the award of emeritus status can be found in UA Academic Policy Series 475.10.

Emeritus request will be done electronically, and are to be completed prior to July 1 each year.

Current Emeritus Faculty

1. Robert Abernathy, M.D.
2. George Ackerman, M.D.
3. James Aronson, M.D.
4. Thomas Badger, Ph.D.
5. Glen Baker, M.D.
6. Max Baker, Ph.D.
7. Robert Barnes, M.D.
8. Brenda Booth, Ph.D.
9. Charles K. Born, B.S., Ph.D.
10. C. Allen Bradley, B.S., Ph.D.
11. Thomas Bruce, M.D.
12. Donald Cave, Ph.D.
13. Richard Clark, M.D.
14. Elizabeth Ann Coleman, R.N., Ph.D.
15. Peter M. Corry, Ph.D.
16. Donald DeLuca, Ph.D.
17. Gerald A. Dienel, Ph.D.
18. James Doherty
19. Lee Doyle Ph.D.
20. Terry J. DuBose, M.S.
21. Roscoe Dykman, Ph.D.
22. Joycelyn Elders M.D.
23. Debra Fiser, M.D.
24. Shirley Gilmore, Ph.D.
25. Geoffrey Goldsmith, M.D.
26. Virginia Goral, Ph.D.
27. Kenneth Goss, M.D.
28. Frederick Guggenheim, M.D.
29. Jere Guin (*)
30. Thomas Guyette (*)
31. Christopher Hackler, Ph.D.
32. Sami Harik, M.D.
33. Mary Hartwig, Ph.D., RN, APRN
34. Arthur Haut, M.D.
35. Patricia Heacock, Ph.D., RN,
36. Jeanne Heard, M.D.

37. F. Charles Hiller, M.D.
38. Jack Hinson, Ph.D.
39. Linda Hodges, Ed.D, RN
40. Aubrey Hough Jr., M.D.
41. Richard Jacobs, M.D.
42. G. Thomas Jansen,
43. Jerry Jone, M.D.
44. Kathy Jones-Boggs Rye Ed.D.
45. Sally Kasalso (*)
46. Bill J. Kerr, B.S., Pharm.D.
47. Elmer Klein, M.D.
48. K. Richard Knoll, B.S., Pharm.D.
49. Kim Edward Light
50. Betty Lowe, M.D.
51. Edwin Mann
52. Patricia Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D.
53. Donald Marinos
54. James R. McCowan, B.S., Ph.D
55. Donald McMillan, Ph.D.
56. Jay Menna, Ph.D.
57. Larry D. Milne, Ph.D.
58. Patricia Monoson, Ph.D.
59. James C. Montague, Ph.D.
60. Walter J. Morrison B.S., Ph.D
61. Marvin Murphy
62. Tip C. Nelms, D.D.S.
63. Alwyn Parfitt, M.D.
64. James Pasley, Ph.D.
65. Gissur Petursson, M.D.
66. Martha W. Pickett, M.H.S.A.
67. Shirley Pine, Ph.D.
68. Dan Rahn, M.D.
69. Roger Rank, Ph.D.
70. Phillip Rayford

71. John Redman, M.D.
72. S. William Ross
73. Mary Ryan
74. Cheryl Schmidt, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
75. Sudhir Shah
76. Jerome Sherman, Ph.D.
77. John Shock, M.D.
78. Diane Skinner, Ph.D.
79. Robert Skinner, Ph.D.
80. William Smith, Ph.D.
81. Elaine Souder, Ph.D., RN
82. Cornelia Sunderman, MNSc, RN
83. A. Henry Thomas, M.D.
84. Patricia J. Thompson, Ph.D., RN
85. Kurt Truax, D.D.Ss.
86. Fred L. Underwood, B.S., Ph.D
87. James Vandergrift, M.D.
88. Maurice Weatherton, Ph.D.
89. Galen Wenger, Ph.D.
90. Willian Wessinger
91. Sophronia Williams, MSN, RN
92. Ronald Winters, Ph.D.
93. Jonathan J. Wolfe, B.S, RPH, Ph.D.
94. Wayne Workman
95. M. Gazi Yasargil, M.D.
96. Yun-Chi Yeh
97. J. Lyndal York, Ph.D.
98. Quinnie J. Young, M.A.
99. Piotr Zimniak, Ph.D.

Deceased Emeritus Faculty

1. Thomas Barnhard, M.D.