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Department of Marine Science Resources

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science is administered by the College of Science and Technology under the direction of Dean David Hayhurst.


Department Chair

Dr. William (Monty) Graham


Senior Office Support Specialist

Linda DownsLinda Downs
Linda Downs is the Senior Office Support Specialist. She assists with graduate admissions, recruitment activities, student registration, class scheduling, academic student issues, and departmental information requests. She also handles alumni issues for the department.

Department of Marine Science
USM Building 1020, Room 116
Tel: 228-688-3177
fax: 228-688-1121



Facilities Manager

Merritt TuelMerritt Tuel is the Facilities Manager for the department and handles departmental compliance issues, radioactive safety as well as serving as a senior research technician.