Faculty Listing

ARANA-SANCHEZ, AUXILIADORA, dora.arana@usm.edu,  228.214.3260, Instructor of Spanish. B.A., M.A.T.L., The University of Southern Mississippi.

BRISTOL, DOUGLAS, douglas.bristol@usm.edu, 228.214.3247, Associate Professor of History. B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Maryland. EXPERTISE: history of Mississippi, small business, labor markets, and the African American community.

BUTLER, DAVID L., david.butler@usm.edu, 601.266.4735, Chair of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, Professor of International Development. B.A., Texas A & M University; M.A., Texas A & M University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. EXPERTISE: disaster, international development, call center, self-service, technology.

COVARRUBIAS, JACK, jack.covarrubias@usm.edu, 228.214.3260, Director, Gulf Coast Learning Commons, B.A., M.A., The University of Southern Mississippi, A.B.D., Old Dominion University.

EICKELMANN, ALLAN, Allan.Eickelmann@usm.edu, 228.214.3227, Instructor of Philosophy and Religion, B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; D. Min., McCormick Theological Seminary. EXPERTISE: Comparative Religion, Global Religious Ethics, Business Ethics, Religion and Violence, American Religion and Theories of Religion.

FOLLETT, WESTLEY, Westley.Follett@usm.edu, 228.214.3245, Associate Professor of History, B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Toronto.

FRANKE, DAMON, Damon.Franke@usm.edu, 228.214.3361, Associate Professor of English. Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Georgia; B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

GENTILE, PHILLIP, Phillip.Gentile@usm.edu, 228.214.3318, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, B.A., Youngstown State; M.F.A., Ohio University; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Rochester.

HARENSKI, ROBERT GLENN, robert.harenski@usm.edu, 228.214.3260, Instructor of Paralegal Studies, B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law, minor in Forensic Science, The University of Southern Mississippi. Juris Doctorate Mississippi College School of Law.

HOLT, MARY ANN, Mary.A.Stewart@usm.edu, 228.214.3253, Instructor of Spanish, B.A. in Music, University of Southern Mississippi; B.A. in Spanish, University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

LANSFORD, TOM, Tom.Lansford@usm.edu, 228.214.3291, Professor of Political Science. B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A., Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

LÉONARD, MARIE, Marie.Leonard@usm.edu, 228.214.3339, Assistant Professor of Sociology, B.A., University of Lyon; M.A., University of Lyon; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. EXPERTISE: social movements, anti-globalization movements, French politics/social movements, European social movements.

MAUGH FUNDERBURK, CASEY, Casey.Maugh@usm.edu, 228.214.3309, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, B.A., Huntingdon College; M.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Penn State University.

MCDOWELL, SCOTT DIXON, Scott.McDowell@usm.edu, 228.865.4548, Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, B.A., Covenant College; M.F.A., Southern Illinois - Carbondale.

MULLICAN, SUSAN, Susan.Mullican@usm.edu, 228.214.3258, Instructor of Philosophy and Religion. B.A., Mississippi State University, M.A., The University of Southern Mississippi.

NAGHSHPOUR, SHAHDAD, S.Naghshpour@usm.edu, 228.865.4514, Professor of Political Science, Gulf Coast. B.S., Tehran University, M.A., Western Michigan University, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

NUWER, DEANNE STEPHENS, Deanne.Nuwer@usm.edu, 228.214.3280, Interim Associate Dean of College of Arts and Letters, Associate Professor of History, Gulf Coast. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi.

PAULY, ROBERT, Robert.Pauly@usm.edu, 228.214.3240, Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Old Dominion University. EXPERTISE: American foreign policy and national security; European politics; Islam and/in Europe and the West; Middle Eastern politics; terrorism.

SMITH, JAMES PATTERSON, Jamespat.Smith@usm.edu, 228.865.4590, Professor Emeritus of History. B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

ST. MARIE, JOSEPH J., J.StMarie@usm.edu, 228.214.3254, Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., Gonzaga University; M.A., University of Idaho; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

WATSON, WILLIAM, Wil.Watson@usm.edu, 228.865.4575, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Western Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.