candidates are interviewing through the month of March for the dean's
position at The University of Southern Mississippi's College of
Anderson is meeting with university officials this week. A professor
at the University of Florida, Anderson has studied, taught, researched
and provided professional service in therapeutic recreation for
more than 35 years. He served as chair of the Department of Recreation,
Parks, and Tourism at the University of Florida for seven years.
He earned a
bachelor's degree and a master's degree in recreation, with a concentration
in therapeutic recreation, at Indiana State University. He did advanced
studies at Appalachian State University and completed a doctorate
in recreation, with a concentration in therapeutic recreation, at
the University of Maryland. He is certified as a park and recreation
professional by the National Recreation and Park Association and
as a therapeutic recreation specialist by the National Council for
Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
Reeve comes to campus March 2-5. A professor at Texas Tech University,
he is the chair of the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport
Sciences. He has serves as director of strategic planning for the
university to promote planning and assessment as a university-wide
He has held
the Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professorship in Education and
served as the assistant department chair and graduate program officer
in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Auburn University.
He received a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master
of education degree from Texas Tech. He earned his doctorate at
Texas A & M University. Reeve's research focuses on human information
processing aspects of motor skill acquisition and motor control,
and psychological factors related to physical performance and motor
Dr. Peter Fos,
who will interview March 8-10, is currently employed as chief science
officer of the Mississippi State Department of Health. He serves
as senior deputy to the state health officer and currently holds
teaching appointments at several universities.
a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of
New Orleans; a D.D.S. from the Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center School of Dentistry; a master's of public health
in health systems management from Tulane University Health Sciences
Center School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and a doctorate
in health care decision analysis from Tulane. He has experience
as a professional dentist and an academic faculty member, and has
championed public health practices, health professions education,
and health care management.
Dr. Joan Exline
will interview March 11-12. An associate professor in the Department
of Health Policy and Administration at Southern Miss, she presently
serves as interim dean of the College of Health. She is also a consultant
to physician groups and health care providers in strategic planning,
program evaluation, economic impact assessments, medical staff development
and practice enhancement,
a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana University;
a master of health services administration degree from the University
of Michigan; and a doctorate in political science from Wayne State
University. She received the College of Health and Human Sciences
Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000-2001; and received a postdoctorate
fellowship with the Department of Veterans Affairs in association
with Duke University in 1996-1997. She has experience as a professor,
consultant, administrator, vice president, and editor and as a manager
of business development.
of the College of Health dean's search committee, I am very pleased
with the high quality of the candidates we are bringing to campus
during the next month," said Dr. Rex Gandy, dean of the College
of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.
we have four highly qualified individuals and we look forward to
meeting with them."