- Nine new faculty members have joined the
faculty of the College of Business and Economic Development in Hattiesburg
and Long Beach this fall.
Five new professors with specialties in management,
marketing, and fashion merchandising have joined the Department
of Management and Marketing, three are new to the Department of
Economics, Finance, and International Business, and one is new to
the Department of Economic Development.
"We are pleased to have a strong group of highly
qualified individuals who have joined us as colleagues in the College
of Business and Economic Development, both in Hattiesburg and on
the Long Beach campus," said Dr. Farhang Niroomand, associate
dean. The college is still searching for candidates to fill positions
in Accounting and Tourism Management, said Niroomand.
New faculty members are as follows:
Dr. Judson Edwards, assistant professor of economic
development, holds a doctorate in international development and
a master's in economic development from Southern Miss. He specializes
in rural economic development and economic geography.
Dr. Brian Gregory, assistant professor of management,
received his doctorate and master's degrees from Auburn University
and his bachelor's from Florida State University. Gregory's specialties
are in organizational analysis and change and human resource management.
Dr. Joy Kozar, assistant professor of fashion
merchandising, received her doctorate in textiles and clothing from
Iowa State University, and her bachelor's and master's degrees from
Kansas State University. Kozar is teaching courses in apparel product
development, fundamentals of the fashion industry, entrepreneurship
in apparel and interiors and a seminar in fashion merchandising.
Dr. Beth LaFleur, professor of marketing, received
her doctorate in marketing from Mississippi State University and
her bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern Miss. She formerly
was professor of marketing at Nicholls State University and was
a senior Fulbright Scholar in 1997-98. LaFleur is teaching classes
on the Gulf Coast campus.
Dr. Daniel Michael, assistant professor of management,
received his doctorate in management from Auburn University and
was formerly assistant professor of management at Union University.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University
of South Alabama and is teaching courses on the Gulf Coast campus.
Dr. Daniel Monchuk, assistant professor of economics,
received his doctorate in economics from Iowa State and his bachelor's
and master's degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. His specialty
areas include regional innovation and economic growth, labor and
agricultural economics. Monchuk teaches courses in microeconomics
Dr. Jennifer Sequeira, assistant professor of
management, received her doctorate in management from the University
of Texas in Arlington. She received her bachelor's degree from Marquette
University and her master's degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Sequeira teaches courses in global managerial policy and theory.
Dr. Weishua Shi, visiting assistant professor
of finance, received her doctorate in finance from the City University
of Hong Kong and is an economics doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt
University. She teaches on the Gulf Coast campus.
Dr. Linghui Tang, assistant professor of international
business, received her doctorate in international economics from
Syracuse University and her bachelor's degree from Beijing University.
Her specialty is international business and economics and applied
econometrics. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
The CBED is one of five degree-granting colleges at
Southern Miss. It serves more than 2,000 graduate and undergraduate
students in 11 majors.