Director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center
by Rolling Stone and , one of Paste Magazine’s , and one of Slate’s of 2015. He has published essays and given numerous talks in front of a range of audiences, including featured engagements at the Center for Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives. He is currently working on a book about the history of African-Americans and professional wrestling in the United States, as well as several articles. He is a voter for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a participant in the Nashville Scene’s Year-End Country Music Poll.
Associate Director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center
Dr. Stephanie N. Cage is the associate director for the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center where she oversees and evaluates the development of student fellowships and experiential learning opportunities in Memphis. She also teaches in the Urban Studies program. As a native of Memphis, Tennessee, she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Memphis in Higher and Adult Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Memphis. Her research interests include engaged learning, enrollment services, leadership, and student success and retention. Her recent work focuses on incarcerated students’ learning experiences. Prior to joining Rhodes College, Dr. Cage served as University Registrar for Louisiana State University (Alexandria). She has taught courses such as U.S. Incarceration Trends & Issues, Introduction to Sociology, Family in the Global Perspective, Academic Success, and Library Instruction.
Program Coordinator, Urban Studies and the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center
Education Building West Campus 214
Affiliations: Memphis Center, Urban Studies, Academic Affairs