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college of arts and letters

dean

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Elliott Pood

Department

Dean

Title

Dean

Phone

O 266-4316  

E-mail

elliott.pood@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Conflict management, explosive safety, and communication

Research Areas

Conflict, explosive safety at airports and air shows

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art

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Deanna Douglas

Department

Art

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-6939   H 271-7378

E-mail

deanna2d@aol.com

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Design.

Research Areas

Fine arts as well as graphic design


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Harry C. Ward

Department

Art

Title

 

Phone

O 266-6425  

E-mail

 

Degrees

M.A.

Expertise

Drawing and painting

Research Areas

Drawing, painting and sculpture

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Laura Prange

Department

Art

Title

Visiting Professor

Phone

O 266-5387   H 579-9925

E-mail

laura.prange@usm.edu

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Sculpture

Research Areas

 

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Anthropology and Sociology

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

James G. Flanagan

Department

Anthropology and Sociology

Title

 

Phone

O 266-6887

E-mail

james.flanagan@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Ireland, Anthropological Theory, and New Guinea.

Research Areas

New Guinea kinship and Gaelic language.

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english

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Angela Ball

Department

English

Title

Chair and Professor

Phone

O 266-4182   H 599-7797

E-mail

angball1@aol.com

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Creative writing, poetry, and modern and contemporary literature.

Research Areas

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Michael Salda

Department

English

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

(O) 266-4454

E-mail

michael.salda@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Research Areas

King Arthur

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Susan Malone

Department

English

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5052   H 545-2426

E-mail

s.malone@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

English education, technology and teacher’s education, young adult literature, and adolescent literacy

Research Areas

Technology and English education

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Foreign Languages and Literatures

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Joanne Burnett

Department

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4964

E-mail

joanne.burnett@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

French and second language acquisition, and teacher education.

Research Areas

Teacher beliefs, practices, and decision-making processes, and modern French history, culture and society 1870 to the present.

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Jeanne Gillespie

Department

Foreign Language and Literature

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4964   H 544-4575

E-mail

jeanne.gillespie@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Colonial Latin America- Arts and Letters, conquest of Mexico- native voice, U.S. Hispanic poetics, Isleno work narratives and songs, women of the Americas- native voices, and folklore/children’s theater in Latin America.

Research Areas

Conquest of the Americas from native perspectives, cross-cultural communications, women’s voices in Latin America, and Latin Music.

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Leah Fonder-Solano

Department

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6613

E-mail

leah.fonder-solano@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture.

Research Areas

Contemporary Latin American authors and foreign language pedagogy.

 

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history

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

William K. Scarborough

Department

History

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4336   H 268-6629

E-mail

william.scarborough@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Antebellum Southern plantations, slavery, sectionalism, and civil war (1820-1865)

Research Areas

Agricultural History

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

James Pat Smith

Department

History

Title

Professor

Phone

O 228-865-4590   H 228-832-8967

E-mail

jamespat.smith@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

History, Mississippi politics, civil rights, British Imperialism in Middle East Africa and Asia 19th and 20th centuries.

Research Areas

Chaired Democratic Party Study Commission from 1992-1993 on future of Democratic party and history of race relations.

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Mass Communication and Journalism

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Cindy M. Brown

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4260  H 271-2830

E-mail

cindy.brown@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Photojournalism; visual communication

Research Areas

Traditional research-photojournalism ethics; creative work: photo documenting religious diversity in Mississippi

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

David R. Davies

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-6237  H 261-3489

E-mail

david.davies@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., 1997, University of Alabama

Expertise

Media history, specifically history of American newspapers in the 20th century and press coverage of civil rights; writing and editing

Research Areas

“The Press and Race; Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement,” Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2001

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dr. Phillip Gentile

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4258  H 583-0677

E-mail

phillip.gentile@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Film studies

Research Areas

Representations of ethnicity, masculinity and gender

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Mazharul Haque

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4284  H 268-3922

E-mail

m.haque@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Theory and research in mass communication involving cultural and critical studies, process and effects, instructional communication 

Research Areas

Book, monograph, journal articles, book chapters on news, new technologies, cultural issues

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Charles Mayo

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4265  H 423-886-9122

E-mail

charles.mayo@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.; University of Alabama

Expertise

Public relations and public opinion

Research Areas

Marketing communication, communication planning

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dennis Bruce Webster

Department

Broadcasting and Media Production; School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Director of Broadcast and Media Production; Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Phone

O 266-6457  H 264-3830

E-mail

dennis.webster@usm.edu

Degrees

M.A.; completion of doctoral course work

Expertise

Media production with emphasis in television, media systems design;  35 years of professional experience

Research Areas

Education; 35 years of experience in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Gene Wiggins

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Professor / journalism; Graduate Coordinator

Phone

O 266-5652  H 264-5231

E-mail

gene.wiggins@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.; Journalism

Expertise

Media law, state journalism history, Mississippi media history

Research Areas

Text book on Mississippi Media Law

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Stephen Coleman

Department

Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Technical Coordinator; Adjunct Faculty

Phone

O 266-5067  H 544-5231

E-mail

stephen.coleman@usm.edu

Degrees

Master’s of Science Communication

Expertise

Desktop Publishing; photojournalism; computer technology; press printing production

Research Areas

Web design technology


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Marilyn Porciello Ellzey

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-5758  H 520-4706

E-mail

marilyn.porciello@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Process and effects of mass communication

Research Areas

Television new methodology, content analysis


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dr. David Goff

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Director and Professor

Phone

O 266-4258  H 268-6845

E-mail

david.goff@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

The transformation of media due to digital technology, deregulation, and globalization.  The convergence of the media, telecom and information technology industries; their global dimensions; impact of the Internet and other new media technologies and the social, political and economic consequences of these phenomena. 

Research Areas

Internet growth and the cost of Internet access in the U.K. and Europe; broadband media strategies of Western Europe telecom; Issues of Internet infrastructure; social, political and economic dimensions of the Internet 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dr. Arthur J. Kaul

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Professor of Journalism; Assistant Director, SMCJ

Phone

O 266-4269  H 544-7491

E-mail

arthur.kaul@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Mass communications history, media ethics and literary journalism

Research Areas

“Hazel Brannon Smith” in Press and Race: Journalist confront the movement; editor/contributor.  American Literary Journalist 1994-1995; Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 185


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

S. Dixon McDowell

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4283

E-mail

scott.mcdowell@usm.edu

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Film production; screen writing; film industry practice

Research Areas

Documentary film production; the work of Horton Foote


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Maggie Williams

Department

School of Mass Communication and Journalism; The Student Printz

Title

Instructor; Publications Manager

Phone

O 266-7646  H 266-1953

E-mail

margaret.Williams@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S., Communications

Expertise

News writing and reporting; newspaper layout and design

Research Areas

 

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military science

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Kevin Dougherty 

Department

Military Science

Title

Lieutenant Colonel; Professor of Military Science

Phone

O 266-4456 H 264-4405

E-mail

kevin.dougherty@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S. International Relations

Expertise

Army

Research Areas

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Gregory H. Hargett

Department

Military Science

Title

Major

Phone

O 266-4460   H 794-0441

E-mail

gregory.hargett@usm.edu

Degrees

M.B.A.

Expertise

Military police officer, transportation and logistics and recruiting operations

Research Areas

Administration, management, and achieved global sales certification

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music

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Gary W. Adam

Department

Music

Title

Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands

Phone

O 266-6447   H 261-9533

E-mail

gary.adam@usm.edu

Degrees

D.M.A. in Conducting

Expertise

Wind band conducting, marching band, and instrumental music education

Research Areas

Intonation of wind instruments and marching band drill design


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Michael Kimber

Department

Music

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-6932  

E-mail

michael.kimber@usm.edu

Degrees

Doctor of Musical Arts

Expertise

Viola performance

Research Areas

Intonation of string players, chamber music performance, string education, and music composition


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Clinton C. Nichols

Department

Music

Title

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4686   H 264-5822

E-mail

clinton.nichols@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Vocal technique, vocal literature, Italian, German, French, singer’s diction, opera literature and style, Oratorio and style literature, recital literature, Fied, Chousson, art songs, vocal therapy, church music administration, literature, methods, conducting and choral literature

Research Areas

Performance as a professional tenor and sacred concerts


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Martha R. Tisdale

Department

Music

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-6947   H 271-2992

E-mail

tttisdale@c-gate.net

Degrees

Masters of Music Education

Expertise

Theory and class piano

Research Areas

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

John Wooton

Department

Music

Title

Director of Precusion Studies

Phone

(O) 266-4993

E-mail

john.wooton@usm.edu

Degrees

D.M.A.

Expertise

Precussion including: rudimental snare drums, drum set, marimba, vibes, and steel drums

Research Areas

Caribbean and South American musics

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Thomas V. Frachillo

Department

Music

Title

Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Phone

O 266-4990   H 268-2734

E-mail

thomas.fraschillo@usm.edu

Degrees

D.M.A. in Conducting

Expertise

Instrumental music education.

Research Areas

“Instrumentation Studies for Band,”  “The Technique of Contemporary Orchestration,” Italian language and literature


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Steven R. Moser

Department

Music

Title

Assistant Director and Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4992   H 296-7651

E-mail

steven.moser@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Instrumental conducting, adult education, and applications to music

Research Areas

Cognition and instrumental music in older adults, marching band, clinician adjudicator for wind bands, and drill design


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Stephen Redfield

Department

Music

Title

Associate Professor of Violin

Phone

O 266-6943   H 583-8869

E-mail

redfieldviolin@hotmail.com

Degrees

D.M.A.

Expertise

Violin performance, chamber music, string pedagogy, Baroque violin, and period performance.

Research Areas

Back Sonatas for violin and harpsichord, and accompanied sonatas of the 18th century


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Joel Treybig

Department

Music

Title

Assistant Professor of Trumpet

Phone

O 266-6937

E-mail

joel.treybig@usm.edu

Degrees

D.M.A.

Expertise

Trumpet and cornet

Research Areas

Brass pedagogy and trumpet performance and history

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Philosophy and Religion

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Daniel Capper

Department

Philosophy and Religion

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4522   H 544-6610

E-mail

U312788@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Ethnography of Tibetan Buddhism in the United States

Research Areas

Tibetan Buddhist practice in the United States, anthropology of Tibet, psychology of religion, comparative religion, religion and animals, and human rights

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Forrest Wood

Department

Philosophy and Religion

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4520

E-mail

f.wood@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Philosophy of Religion

Research Areas

Whitehead and environmental ethics

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Political science

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Kate Greene

Department

Political Science

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4310

E-mail

kate.greene@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Affirmative action, women’s rights, and lesbian rights

Research Areas

Lesbian politics and women’s studies generally


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Joseph B. Parker

Department

Political Science

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4907   H 268-9967

E-mail

doublepark@copper.com

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Mississippi politics, campaigns, and elections

Research Areas

 

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

William R (Billy) Newman

Department

Political Science and Paralegal Studies

Title

Faculty

Phone

O 266-4310  H 264-3916

E-mail

william.newman@usm.edu

Degrees

J.D. (Law)

Expertise

Law

Research Areas

Intellectual property (copyright, trademark law, etc.)


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Robert Press

Department

Political Science

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-4311   H 582-8756

E-mail

bob.press@usm.edu

Degrees

Master’s (Ph.D. spring 04)

Expertise

Comparative politics, former correspondent in Africa.  Countries and regions: Africa, East Africa, West Contrafresia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Mir, Senegal and Nevada

Research Areas

Human rights, democratization, civil society, individual and organizational resistance to authoritarian governments, Latin America, Central America, African-American issues, and social movements

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speech communication

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dick Conville

Department

Speech Communication

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4272  H 264-2274

E-mail

richard.conville@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Interpersonal Communication; Service-Learning in higher education

Research Areas

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Lawrence A. Hosman

Department

Speech Communication

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4279  H 261-3469

E-mail

lawrence.hosman@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Persuasion; social influence

Research Areas

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Charles H. Tardy

Department

Speech Communications

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4278  H 582-9591

E-mail

charles.tardy@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Interpersonal communication, communication education

Research Areas

Health and social relationships; physiological changes that occur when speaking

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

Dr. Keith V. Erickson

Department

Speech Communication

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4271

E-mail

keith.erickson@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Political rhetoric and the presidential level

Research Areas

Presidents: their actions and speeches


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 

Name

John C. Meyer

Department

Speech Communication

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4280   H 261-2492

E-mail

john.meyer@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Organizational communications, conflict, negotiation

Research Areas

Humor in communication, children’s communication/child development centers; organization cultures

 

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theatre and dance

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Robin Aronson

Department

Theatre and Dance

Title

Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting

Phone

O 266-6443

E-mail

robin.aronson@usm.edu

Degrees

M.F.A. in acting

Expertise

Acting and stage voice

Research Areas

Shakespeare text and performance and Suzuki movement


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Scot J. Mann

Department

Theatre and Dance

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4989   H 579-7665

E-mail

scotmann@stegecombat.com

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Stage combat and swordplay for stage and screen (Shakespeare, film fights), gourd sword and shield, bullwhip work, fire spinning, minor stunts, Filiplao martial arts, acting and directing

Research Areas

Historical and theatrical sword play, classical acting, Shakespeare performance, live and industrial stunt performance, and classical actor

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Francis "Frank" X. Kuhn

Department

Theatre and Dance

Title

Chair and Associate Professor

Phone

(O) 266-4995 (H) 264-1141

E-mail

francis.kuhn@usm.edu

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Directing for the theatre, dance, and opera

Research Areas

Stage violence in Othello


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Janet Prieur

Department

Theatre and Dance

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-6451   H 545-1484

E-mail

janet.prieur@usm.edu

Degrees

M.F.A.

Expertise

Dance

Research Areas

Choreography and music relationship


 

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