Dr. Robert J. Pauly, associate professor of international policy and development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been appointed to a two-year term as associate dean for the Gulf Coast operations of the College of Arts and Letters.
“We are very pleased Dr. Pauly will continue to serve the college as associate dean,” said Dr. Steven R. Moser, dean of the College of Arts and Letters. “As our college returns to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Dr. Pauly will be critical in leading our faculty and students as our focus turns from post-Katrina rebuilding to program growth in an effort to meet the needs of our coastal communities.”
As associate dean, Paulyhas leadership and administrative responsibilities that include helping maintain a constructive teaching environment, collaborating with chairs and directors on class schedules, and assisting with faculty hiring. In addition to overseeing academic standards, Pauly will supervise all budgets for coast programs within the college.
Additional duties assigned to the associate dean include serving as chair of the Butch Oustalet Outstanding Gulf Coast Awards Committee, chair of the Gulf Park Campus Adjunct Committee and chair of the Gulf Coast Cultural Arts Committee.
Pauly earned both his doctorate and master of arts degree in international studies from Old Dominion University in 2001 and 1998, respectively. He earned his bachelor of arts in history degree from the University of Virginia in 1989. He also serves as interim co-director for the Southern Miss International Development Doctoral program.
For more information about the College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/arts-letters.