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College of Science and Technology

dean

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Yes

Name

Rex Gandy

Department

Physics

Title

Professor and Dean

Phone

O 266-4883

E-mail

rex.gandy@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Plasma physics, nuclear fusion

Research Areas

Magnetic fusion

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Criminal Justice

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Stephen L. Mallory

Department

Criminal Justice

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4511

E-mail

stephen.mallory@usm.edu

Degrees

 

Expertise

Law enforcement

Research Areas

Organized crime, statistics, drug enforcement, administration of justice, informants, sexual harassment, criminal investigation


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Michael Clay Smith

Department

Criminal Justice

Title

Professor/Director of Graduate Studies

Phone

O 266-4509   H  264-2906

E-mail

michael.smith@usm.edu

Degrees

Ed.D.

Expertise

Criminal trials and security operations

Research Areas

Crime prevention


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Alan Thompson

Department

Criminal Justice

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6048

E-mail

alan.thompson@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Law enforcement, policing police policy and practice civil liability, police use of force, pursuits, police corruption, undercover operations, police administration, community policing, and police-community relations.

Research Areas

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Lisa S. Nored

Department

Criminal Justice

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4509   H 266-7849

E-mail

lisa.nored@usm.edu

Degrees

JD (Ph.D. in progress)

Expertise

Juvenile justice, child welfare, child abuse, neglect

Research Areas

Child abuse related homicide; youth court practice in Mississippi, general legal, criminal law, and procedure


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

William Banrs Tayler

Department

Criminal Justice

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4509  H  79O 266-3670

E-mail

willlse74@msn.com

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Criminal jurisprudence, history of criminal institutions, political economy of criminal policy

Research Areas

Mississippi penal system, the state penitentiary at Parchment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Biological Sciences

Will give an
on-camera interview?

 Yes

Name

David C. Beckett

Department

Biological Sciences

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-4378   H  268-3553

E-mail

david.beckett@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Freshwater biology

Research Areas

Ecology of large rivers, ecology of bats, cave biology


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

RD Ellendor

Department

Biological Science

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4720

E-mail

rudolph.ellendor@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Microbiology/molecular biology

Research Areas

Environmental microbiology


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Carl Qualls

Department

Biological Sciences

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6906

E-mail

carl.qualls@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Herpetology, ecology, evolution of amphibians and reptiles

Research Areas

Reproductive ecology, life-history evolution, and conservation of reptiles, conservation biology; natural history and ecology of southeastern ecosystems

Will give an
on-camera interview?

  Yes

Name

Mohamed Elasri

Department

Biological Sciences

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6916   H  579-8477

E-mail

mohamed.elasri@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Microbiology/Pathogenic bacteria, microbial genetics

Research Areas

Regulation of virulence factors in path


Will give an
on-camera interview?

 No

Name

Wail Mostafa Hassan

Department

Biological Sciences

Title

Visiting instructor/lab coordinator

Phone

O 266-5796   H 266-3406

E-mail

wail.hassan@usm.edu

Degrees

B.S.

Expertise

General, clinical, environmental microbiology

Research Areas

Bacterial source tracking, cell proliferation, differentiation n gastric mucosa

 

 

 

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Chemistry

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Newton C. Fawcett

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-4703

E-mail

newton.fawcett@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Biosensors-Corrosion

Research Areas

Biosensors for DNA and corrosion consultant


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

John Pojman

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title

Professor 

Phone

(O) 266-5035 (H) (504) 296-7224

E-mail

john@pojman.com

Degrees

 

Expertise

Physical chemistry and microgravity research

Research Areas

oscillating reactions, self-organizing chemical systems, microgravity research, polymer processing in space, thermodynamics of evolution

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Steven A. Stevenson

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title

Assistant Professor 

Phone

O 266-5142

E-mail

steven.stevenson@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Nanomaterials, Separation Science

Research Areas

Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, chromatography, separation science, organic synthesis of new pharmaceuticals (X-Ray, MRI contrast agents) using metallic nitride nanoclusters


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

David L. Wertz

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title

Professor 

Phone

O 266-4702  H  268-3354

E-mail

david.wertz@usm.edu

Degrees

 

Expertise

Materials analysis, environmental chemistry, energy chemistry

Research Areas

Processing scrap tires into fuels, elemental analysis of soil, sediments, and vegetation, materials analysis of new high tech polymers

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Economic and Workforce Development

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Ken Malone

Department

Economic and Workforce Development

Title

Chair

Phone

O 266-4736

E-mail

ken.malone@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Technology development, commercializing new technology, economic development, workforce development, university and business joint ventures, downtown redevelopment

Research Areas

Commercializing university technology and technology-based economic development

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Engineering Technology

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

David A. Marchman

Department

Engineering Technology

Title

Professor

Phone

O 266-5402

E-mail

David.Marchman@usm.edu

Degrees

MBC

Expertise

Construction scheduling, estimating, management, safety, education and training

Research Areas

Same as above plus transportation systems and safety

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Ehsan Sheybani (Y)

Department

Engineering Technology

Title

 

Phone

O 266-5948

E-mail

ehsan.sheybani@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Telecommunication and networking digital signal processing

Research Areas

Biomedicine, Telemedicine, signal processing (speech, video, data, and image.) distance learning, oceanography and marine sciences.

 

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Tulio Sulbaran

Department

Engineering Technology

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6419

E-mail

tulio.sulbaran@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Engineering education and training, virtual reality, construction management, estimating and scheduling, and intelligent transportation system

Research Areas

Same as above

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geography

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

J.O. Joby Bass

Department

Geography

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4732  H 266-7654

E-mail

joby@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Cultural geography including: landscape studies, perception, and change, ethnicity, Latin America, United States South, and human-environmental relationships

Research Areas

Ethnicity and ethnic interactions


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Clifton Dixon

Department

Geography

Title

Professor and Chair

Phone

O 266-4729

E-mail

c.dixon@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Cultural and environmental geography, tropical Central America, tropical deforestation, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, agricultural ecosystems, hurricane impacts, biogeography, and coastal zone management tourism (development, ecotourism, and environmental impacts)

Research Areas

Settlements and changing land use patterns in Central America, spread of palm diseases in Central America, and hurricane impacts along the Caribbean shores 


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Carl A. “Andy” Reese

Department

Geography

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6486   H  266-0817

E-mail

carl.reese@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Biogeography, pale-ecology, the central Andes region of South America, and palynology

Research Areas

Reconstructing past environments using pollen recovered from ice cores taken in the high-central Andes of South America

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

David Cochran

Department

Geography

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-6014  H 310-9107

E-mail

david.cochran@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D. (2004-expected)

Expertise

Cultural geography and rabey, Latin American regional specialization, tropical land use, forest management, and geographic information technologies

Research Areas

Protected area conservation, tropical agriculture and forestry, Rio Platano biosphere reserves


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Jerry Griffith

Department

Geography

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-5350 H 261-1033

E-mail

griffith@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Remote sensing, landscape ecology, and environmental geography

Research Areas

Examining changes in land use and historic satellite imagery, using satellite imagery to characterize landscapes, then relate it to water quality, wetlands, and other general environmental issues

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Geology

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Gail Russell

Department

Geology

Title

Professor and Chair

Phone

O 266-4007  H 264-5009

E-mail

gail.russell@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Geochemistry, science education

Research Areas

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Mathematics

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Name

Edith Adan-Bante

Department

Mathematics

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O (228) 867-2645 

E-mail

edith.bante@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Algebra, combinatorics, calculus

Research Areas

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Beverly Jan Davis

Department

Mathematics

Title

Instructor

Phone

O 266-4304  H  264-1208

E-mail

jan.davis@usm.edu

Degrees

M.S.

Expertise

Pre-calculus, applied calculus

Research Areas

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Marine Sciences

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Charlotte A. Brunner

Department

Marine Science

Title

Professor

Phone

O (228) 688-3402

E-mail

charlotte.brunner@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Geological oceanography, marine micropaleontology, paleo-environments, biostratigraphy

Research Areas

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Steven E. Lohrenz

Department

Marine Science

Title

Professor and Chair

Phone

O (228) 688-3177  

E-mail

Steven.Lohrenz@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D. in Oceanography

Expertise

Phytoplankton physiology and ecology, bio-optics and reomote sensing, nutrient cycling, biogeochemistry of carbon and other elements

Research Areas

Phytoplankton primary production and their role in elemental cycling, ecology of harmful algal blooms, detection and monitoring of harmful algal blooms, air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide in coastal waters, biological-physical interactions in continental margins

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Maybe

Name

Robin Overstreet

Department

Coastal Sciences

Title

Professor

Phone

O (228) 872-4243   H  (228) 875-7912

E-mail

robin.overstreet@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Parasites and disease of aquatic animals

Research Areas

Ecology, life histories, pathology, systematics, and host-parasite relationships



Will give an
on-camera interview?

No

Name

Vladimir Kamenkovich

Department

Marine Science

Title

Professor

Phone

O (228) 688-3091   H  (985) 688-3091

E-mail

vladimir.kamenkovich@usm.edu

Degrees

Doctor of Science

Expertise

Large scale ocean circulation and coastal dynamics

Research Areas

Same

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Jeffrey M. Lotz

Department

Coastal Sciences

Title

Professor

Phone

O (228) 872-4247  

E-mail

Jeff.Lotz@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph. D

Expertise

Diseases of Marine Organisms, Marine Aquaculture

Research Areas

Shrimp Aquaculture, Pathology of Shrimp Disease, Ecology and Epidemiology of Crustacean Infectious Diseases

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Cynthia A. Moncreiff

Department

Coastal Sciences

Title

Assistant Professor

Phone

O (228) 872-4260

E-mail

cynthia.moncreiff@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Seagrass ecology/coastal marsh ecology, harmful algae, and food web dynamics

Research Areas

Harmful algal bloom monitoring; salt marsh plant (native) propagation and salt marsh restoration; mapping of seagrass, and coastal ecosystem food webs


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Alan Shiller

Department

Marine Science

Title

Professor

Phone

O (228) 688-1178  

E-mail

alan.shiller@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D. in Oceanography

Expertise

Geochemistry of natural waters and trace element geochemistry

Research Areas

Dissolved metals in rivers, including Mississippi river, estuarine chemistry, dissolved metals in seawater, oceanography, global system

 

 

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Physics

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Lawrence R. Mead

Department

Physics

Title

Professor of Physics/Mathematics

Phone

O 266-4937

E-mail

lawrence.mead@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Quantum physics, mathematical physics, astrophysics

Research Areas

Galactic astrophysics, quantum theory, and information theory techniques

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Polymer Science

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

W.L. Jarrett

Department

Polymer Science and Engineering

Title

Phone

O 266-4551 H 261-3972

E-mail

william.jarrett@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

NMR Spectrospy

Research Areas

Polymer characterization


Will give an
on-camera interview?

No Response

Name

Joshua Otaigbe

Department

Polymer Science and Engineering

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5596

E-mail

 

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Polymer science and engineering

Research Areas

Polymer science and engineering, materials science, composites

 

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

James W. Rawlins

Department

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials

Title

 Assistant Professor

Phone

O 266-4781 

E-mail

ajmes.rawlins@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Polymer Scince and Engineering

Expertise

Coatings

Research Areas

Protective and decorative coatings with an emphasis on environmentally friendly and emerging technologies; polymer design for thermosetting systems; polymer-coated surfaces; polymer interpenetrating networks; compatible and incompatible blending in crosslinked polymers systems; forensic analysis of polymers, coatings, adhesvies, fibers, and films; structure property-relationships with crosslinked polymer systems; raw material development from natural and renewable resources; chemical and biological agent permeablilty with crosslinked systems; and intelligent and respnsive polymer systems.


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Robson F. Storey

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Title

Professor/

Phone

O 266-4879  H  268-7345

E-mail

robson.storey@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Polymer chemistry, polymer properties, and polymer applications

Research Areas

Biomedical biodegradable polymers, and cationic chain polymaritation

Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Sarah E. Morgan

Department

Polymer Science and Engineering

Title

Associate Professor

Phone

O 266-5296 H (228) 466-9021

E-mail

 

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Polymer blends and surfaces

Research Areas

Analysis of surface properties of biopolymers, and high performance polymer blends and composites


Will give an
on-camera interview?

Yes

Name

Oliver Smith

Department

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials

Title

 

Phone

O 266-4781   H 582-7983

E-mail

oliver.smith@usm.edu

Degrees

Ph.D.

Expertise

Coatings and latexes

Research Areas

 

 

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