Marsha Lay joined the Department of Tourism Management, College of Business, University of Southern Mississippi as a Visiting Instructor in August, 2008. Her academic background includes a B.S. Hospitality Management, University of Southern Mississippi; a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and a Post Doctoral Bridge to Business Program, University of Florida, (August 2009).
Mrs. Lay is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association, where she has served as a member of the Women in the Profession Committee. In 2006, she was a speaker on the Evelyn Gandy lecture series, a program for continuing legal education. Prior to completing her J.D., Marsha formed and operated Marsh Company, a food and floral catering business. She has studied various cooking techniques at the Viking Cooking Schools in Franklin, TN and Greenwood, MS; and completed a course in service excellence at the Caesar Ritz Institute Holtelier’, LeBouveret, Switzerland.