Dr. Trent Gould, who has served in a variety of roles during his 10 years at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named associate dean in the College of Health.
An associate professor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, Gould has also served as the school’s interim director for the past year while splitting duties as the assistant school director for graduate studies.
“Dr. Gould brings a range of analytical and administrative skills to the myriad tasks of operating and advancing the college,” said Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health. “We will be considerably stronger and better able to support our departments and schools with him on the dean’s office team.”
A native of Warren, Ohio, Gould earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University (1998); his master’s degree from Ohio University (2000) and his doctorate from Ohio University (2003). He joined the faculty at Southern Miss in the fall of 2003.
Gould points out that his duties as associate dean translate into “50 percent administration; 25 percent research and 25 percent teaching in the School of Human Performance and Recreation.”
He notes that the College of Health is positioned well in the University in terms of enrollment, accredited programs and research productivity, but emphasizes that areas of improvement do exist.
“In part, my overall goal is to leverage my strengths and experiences in unit administration, graduate studies and research to help meet the strategic needs of the College of Health and, more broadly, The University of Southern Mississippi,” said Gould.
For more information about the College of Health at Southern Miss, call 601.266.5253 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/health