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college of health

dean

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Name

Department

Title

Phone

E-mail

Degrees

Expertise

Research Areas

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applied research

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Maybe

Name

Mary Kay Meyer

Department

Applied Research, Nutrition and Food Systems

Title

 

Phone

O 266-4034     H 29O 266-2025

E-mail

mk.meyer@usm.edu

Degrees

1986 Virginia Tech

Expertise

Food Service system, quality management, customer service

Research Areas

Areas of management in child nutrition, customer satisfaction in school food service, school environment

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community health

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Joan L. Exline

Department

Community Health

Title

Associate Professor and Assistant to the President – Accreditation, Planning & Articulation

Phone

O 266-6525   H 520-1015

E-mail

Joan.Exline@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Health administration, health policy issues

Research Areas

Uninsured, rural hospitals, health reform

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Charkarra Anderson-Lewis

Department

Community Health

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5861   H 268-1807

E-mail

charkarra.andersonlewis@usm.edu

Degrees

MPH, Ph.D.

Expertise

Health education community health, community based cancer prevention and control, health disparities

Research Areas

community based cancer prevention and control

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Agnes W. Hinton

Department

Community Health

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-5859   H 584-0815

E-mail

agnes.hinton@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D, Dr.P.H., R.D. and L.N.

Expertise

Community health workers, public health, nutrition

Research Areas

Use of community health workers as promoters of wellness


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Dr. Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim

Department

Community Health

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-6507 H 264-7327

E-mail

iai@usm.edu

Degrees

MD, MPH, Ph.D.

Expertise

Program Evaluation, Cancer Control and Prevention, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Research Areas

Outcomes Research, Tobacco Control, Health Risk Behaviors

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hpr

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Dan Drane

Department

HPR

Title

Coordinator of Coaching and Sport Administration, Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-5379 

E-mail

dan.drane@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Youth Sports, Golf, Golf for people with disabilities

Research Areas

Service Learning-Youth Sports-Golf and the Environment Gambling on sport-Sport Celebrities as Endosers

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Gregor Kay

Department

HPR

Title

 

Phone

O 266-6223   H 579-9016

E-mail

gregor.kay@usm.edu

Degrees

Currently ABD (Ed.D.)

Expertise

Outdoor recreation

Research Areas

Nature-based, educational recreation/recreation administration

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Dennis Phillips

Department

HPR

Title

Associate Professor, Grad Coordinator

Phone

O 266-5578      H 261-5509

E-mail

dennis.phillips@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Sport management, Conference USA and NCAA, faculty athletic representative

Research Areas

Sport management, sport hazing, and sport ethics

 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Brent Wolfe

Department

HPR

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5651    

E-mail

brent.wolfe@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Teambuilding, Challenge (Ropes) course

Research Areas

Adolescents with emtional and behavioral disorders, challenge courses, and qualitative methods

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Trenton E. Gould

Department

HPR

Title

Director-Athletic Training Education

Phone

O 266-6339    H 29O 266-7795

E-mail

trent.gould@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Human Anatomy

Research Areas

Cognitive psychology with regard to learning, teaching, thinking styles; also basic science line that investigates EMG analyses of muscle fatigue

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Taylor J. Marcell

Department

HPR

Title

Assistant Professor/ Assistant Director Collaborative Research

Phone

O 266-5599   

E-mail

Taylor.marcell@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., ATC

Expertise

Clinical Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

Research Areas

Mechanisms involved in age-related loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia), Role of exercise and physical activity on decreasing obesity, diabetes and caroiovascular disease

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Tim Scheett

Department

HPR

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-5171   

E-mail

timothy.scheett@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Exercise physiology, thermal physiology, fitness/training, exercise immunology

Research Areas

Exercise-induce immune suppression nutritional ergogevic aids to combat immune suppression, fitness/strength training/muscle damage Atkins diet and immune functions, heat tolerance/exercise/muscle soreness

 

 

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medical technology

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Margot Hall

Department

Medical Technology

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4912    H   268-2705

E-mail

margot.hall@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Clinical chemistry/biochemistry

Research Areas

Tumor markers/tests-dipstick tests, teaching clinical chemistry

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Mary Lux

Department

Medical Technology

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4910      H 584-6009

E-mail

mary.lux@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Clinical microbiology

Research Areas

Microbiology education

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nursing

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No response

Name

Amy Williams Backstrom

Department

Nursing

Title

Nursing Instructor

Phone

O 266-5473   

E-mail

Amy.Backstrom@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S.N

Expertise

Adult Health, Critical Care, and PeriAnesthesia Nursing

Research Areas

Women's Issues "Surgical Induced Menopause"

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Kathy Johnson

Department

Nursing

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-5478   H 729-2455

E-mail

kathy.johnson@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S.N.

Expertise

Pediatric nursing

Research Areas

Pain in children, obesity in children, school health


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Kathleen Masters

Department

Nursing

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

(O) 266-5896 

E-mail

kathleen.masters@usm.edu

Degrees

D.N.S.

Expertise

Patient education (primarily with the elderly)

Research Areas

Research synthesis related to patient education with elderly (pending) home health nursing community health nursing


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Sarah M. Powell

Department

Nursing

Title

 

Phone

(228) 865-4558    H (228) 452-4752

E-mail

sarah.powell@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S. in nursing

Expertise

Psychiatric/mental health nursing

Research Areas

Quality Assurance-Utilization review, legal nurse consultant, military nursing


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Betty Sylvest

Department

Nursing

Title

Instructor

Phone

(O) 601-266-5493 (H) 601-964-8608

E-mail

betty.sylvest@usm.edu

Degrees

Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.S., R.N.)

Expertise

Critical Care

Research Areas

Caregivers of elderly stroke survivors, Family Functioning (Cohesion and Flexibility)

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Kim M. Gomez

Department

Nursing

Title

R.N., M.S.N.

Phone

O 266-4192     H 794-2622

E-mail

kim.gomez@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S.N., psych nurse practitioner

Expertise

Psychiatric nursing

Research Areas

Self inflicted injury, stress, borderline personality disorder, sexual trauma

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Virginia Pearson

Department

Nursing

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-5468   H 477-8661

E-mail

virginia.pearson@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S. nursing

Expertise

Maternal/Newborn/Child nursing

Research Areas

Adolescent pregnancy


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Dr. Bonita Reinert

Department

Nursing

Title

Professor

Phone

O 582-7801 H 264-5085

E-mail

bonita.reinert@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Nursing Administration, program development, health policy issues

Research Areas

Program evaluation, policy research, executive development research, health care needs evaluation


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Vicky C. Walley

Department

Nursing

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-5288 H 794-5543

E-mail

Vicky.Walley@usm.edu

Degrees

Masters in Nursing

Expertise

Chronic Illness, Cancer

Research Areas

Chronic Illness

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nutrition

Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Elaine Fontenot Molaison

Department

Nutrition and Food Systems

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6548   

E-mail

Elaine.Molaison@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Research Areas

Renal Nutrition; Behavioral Nutrition; Evidence Based Practice

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Jamie Zoellner

Department

Nutrition and Food Systems

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4696 

E-mail

Jamie.Zoellner@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Dietary Assessment

Research Areas

Dietary Assessment, and Community Nutrition

 

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social work

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Joyous Bethel

Department

Social Work

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4166    H 545-1448

E-mail

joyous.bethel@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Grief, hospice bereavement, spirituality in social work

Research Areas

Grief, teaching grief, spirituality, teaching spirituality


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Michael Forster

Department

Social Work

Title

Director and Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4164 H 544-8824

E-mail

michael.forster@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Social work with children, youth, and families and social service agency administration

Research Areas

Juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Name

Raymond M. Scurfield, DSW, LCSW

Department

Social work

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

(228) 867-8766   H (228) 864-1684

E-mail

raymond.scurfield@usm.edu

Degrees

Doctor of Social work

Expertise

Post-traumatic stress: war 9/11, civilian trauma clinical education and research about)

Research Areas

PTSD, race-related trauma; trauma-focus therapy, critical incident stress debriefing; individual and group therapy, mental health and psychiatric disorders, gestalt therapy, and existential therapy, meditation

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Joseph Bohanon

Department

Social Work

Title

Visiting Faculty Instructor

Phone

O 266-4171    H 545-1448

E-mail

joseph.bohanon@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S.S.W.

Expertise

First Nations/Indigenous peoples and social work

Research Areas

Group work with indigenous peoples, higher education administration, addictions, nonprofit organizations, first nations/indigenous peoples student organizations and cultural presentations


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Tim Rehner

Department

Social Work

Title

Assistant Director

Phone

O 266-4170

E-mail

tim.rehner@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Mental health, delinquency prevention, community-based programs

Research Areas

Depression, delinquency, drugs and violence

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speech and hearing

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Steven J. Cloud

Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6227    

E-mail

Steven.Cloud@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Multicultural language issues, adult neurogenics (traumatic brain injury and Aphasia), dysphagia (swallowing disorders), stuttering

Research Areas

Multiculturalism


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Henry Teller

Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Title

Associate Professor and Director of Deaf Education

Phone

O 266-6042     H 261-2122

E-mail

henry.teller@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Deaf education, language development, development of English literacy

Research Areas

Development of English literacy with deaf students, constructivist teaching, cognitive socialization

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

John Muma

Department

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-5227    H 29O 266-1721

E-mail

jmuma@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Child language: assessment and intervention

Research Areas

Deaf education

 

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