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College of Education and Psychology

dean

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Yes

Name

Dr. W. Lee Pierce

Department

College of Education and Psychology

Title

Dean

Phone

O 601-266-4568   

E-mail

W.Pierce@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D., North Carolina State University, Adult and Community College Education
M.Ed., Delta State University, Educational Supervision and Principalship
B.S., Delta State University, Mathematics Education

Expertise

Adult Education as a Profession

Research Areas

Adult Literacy, Educational Gerontology

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child and family studies

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Anne M. Stanberry

Department

Child and Family Studies

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

(O) 266-6436

E-mail

anne.m.stanberry@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Families and marriage

Research Areas

 Family program research and family policy

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Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Shirley Bowles

Department

Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O (228) 865-4512

E-mail

shirley.bowles@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Diversity and multicultural

Research Areas

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Doug Feldmann

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-5546   H 329-6137

E-mail

doug.feldmann@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Teacher education, curriculum, educational history, and rural schools and communities

Research Areas

School reform, curriculum issues and baseball history


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Perrin Lowrey

Department

Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5084

E-mail

perrin.lowrey@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Curriculum, school administration, and NCLB

Research Areas

Change, curriculum, and standards


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

David Wayne Walker

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5239   H 583-9929

E-mail

dwwalker@netdoor.com

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

The education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, and learning disabilities, use of computer and distance education media to provide preservice and staff development programs to educators, and disability law

Research Areas

Will give an
on-camera interview?

  Yes

Name

Julie Cwikla

Department

Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 867-2610   H 547-6547

E-mail

julie.cwikla@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Mathematic education, professional development and teacher training, research investigating teacher preparation, and mathematics teaching and learning standards and their embodiment in public education

Research Areas

In-service K-12 teachers on going learning and professional development, qualitative and quantitative research methods, curriculum design, and student cognition


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Yes

Name

Frances A. Karnes

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Title

Professor and Director for The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

Phone

O 266-5236   H 268-6922

E-mail

gifted.studies@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Gifted education, special education, fund development, marketing and public relations, legal issues and the gifted, leadership development of youth, advancement of girls, legislation for gifted education, and advocacy for gifted education

Research Areas

Screening, identification, and instruction of culturally diverse gifted students, gifted and disabled youth, grant writing, and professional publishing in journals and books


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Kelley Samblis

Department

Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education

Title

Visiting Professor

Phone

O 867-7614   H 228-497-0656

E-mail

kelley.samblis@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Differentiated instruction, curriculum, classroom management, and rdg methods and theory

Research Areas

Differentiated instruction and thematic teaching

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Educational Leadership and Research

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Yes

Name

Randy Anderson

Department

Educational Leadership and Research

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4584   H 758-0944

E-mail

randy.anderson@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Personnel and school-community relations

Research Areas

School climate (uniforms)


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Charles C. Lyle

Department

Educational Leadership and Research

Title

Visiting Professor

Phone

O 266-4578   H (228) 864-7214

E-mail

Charles.lyle@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D

Expertise

Curriculum/Instruction, leadership, and school finance

Research Areas

Accreditation levels of school districts in Mississippi and selected variables, past K-12 superintendent, and past chair of AASA Rural/Small Schools Advisory Committee


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

T. Colette Smith

Department

Educational Leadership and Research

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

(O) 266-4566 (H) 288-7797

E-mail

t.c.smith@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Technology interaction, K-12 administrators, faculty use of technology, curriculum development, technology interaction in the classroom, and research education

Research Areas

Technology interaction, use of technology, and leadership

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

David E. Lee

Department

Educational Leadership and Research

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6062   H 876-6352

E-mail

david.e.lee@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Educational Leadership and motivation

Research Areas

High performing schools and leadership qualities


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Mary Nell McNeese

Department

Educational Leadership and Research

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4563   H 268-0743

E-mail

 

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Research, technology, and teacher education

Research Areas

 

Psychology

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Lin-Miao Agler

Department

Psychology

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O (228) 214-3252

E-mail

lin-miao.lin@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Memory/ Metamemory

Research Areas

Reading comprehension/meta comprehension, aldult age comparison in metacognition


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Randy Arnau

Department

Psychology

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4593

E-mail

randolph.arnau@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Clinical Psychology

Research Areas

Positive psychology, hope/optimism, and personality


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

John Harsh

Department

Psychology

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4611   H 264-4588

E-mail

john.harsh@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Experimental psychology

Research Areas

Behavior and sleep

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

John G. McCoy

Department

Psychology

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4617   H 264-0725

E-mail

john.mccoy@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience

Research Areas

Models of biological basis of alcohol and drug addiction and investigation of drugs, environmental manipulations, alternative medicines or herbal extracts that may protect our nervous system from rapid decline associated with age or neurological disease


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Darlys Alford

Department

Psychology

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 582-9280

E-mail

darlys.alford@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Managing emotions in relationships

Research Areas

Cooperative problem solving, mediating conflict


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Theodore J. Christ

Department

Psychology

Title

Professor

Phone

(O) 266-6065

E-mail

t.christ@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Reading development, assessment, testing, special education, school-based problem solving, psychometics, curriculum based measurement, curriculum based assessment, academic interventions, learning disabilities, and intelligence testing

Research Areas

Curriculum based measurement, reading, testing in schools, and problem solving in schools, and learning disability diagnosis

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Department

Psychology

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4596  

E-mail

virgil@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Social and Personality Psychology

Research Areas

Self-concept, self-esteem, and relationships

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Bonnie C. Nicholson

Department

Psychology

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4598   H 579-8785

E-mail

bonnie.nicholson@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Parenting, children, and counseling process

Research Areas

 

 

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Technology Education

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Lajuan Davis

Department

Technology Education

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4667   H 425-2158

E-mail

lajuan.davis@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Business communication and business grammar

Research Areas

Business communication with and without technology and necessary business skills like what skills students perceive to be necessary and which skills businesses actually require, and computer technology


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Edward Mann

Department

Technology Education

Title

Chair and Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4446   H 261-9855

E-mail

edward.mann@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Technical and occupational teacher education

Research Areas

Competency assessment and basic technology literacy assessment, integration of technology into teaching and learning

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Diane J. Fisher

Department

Technology Education

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4666   H 264-2400

E-mail

diane.fisher@usm.edu

Degrees

 

Expertise

Business education

Research Areas

Distance education and preserve teacher education

 

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