Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff at SLIS have unique backgrounds and talents that prepare them for their roles in the university's mission to serve students in Mississippi and elsewhere through research, creative activity, and professional service. 

SLIS faculty have worked in a variety of capacities as information professionals in academic libraries, archives, school libraries, public libraries, corporations, and government agencies. Their research has been published in many professional and scholarly journals and they speak regularly at conferences throughout the country. Faculty serve as advisers/mentors to students and enjoy cultivating new professionals in the field. 


Emeritus Faculty

Onva Boshears, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Joy Greiner, Associate Professor Emeritus

Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham, Professor Emeritus 


Adjunct Faculty 

Suellen Adams, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Chris Cunningham, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Linda Ginn, Head of General Collections Cataloging, University Libraries. The University of Southern Mississippi. B.S., M.L.I.S., The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Pamela Pridgen, Director, Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County. B.A., M.L.S., The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Ellen Ruffin, Curator, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, B.A., M.L.I.S., The University of Southern Mississippi.