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School of Coastal Resilience

Building Resilient Communities and Individuals

Faculty in the School of Coastal Resilience connect the human experience of living on coastlines to the ideas, policies, and disciplines that shape that experience. Through research and instruction, we explore the dynamics between communities, broadly understood, and the coastal environment.

Our interests encompass coastal processes, ecology, and geography, environmental history, literature, film, policy, and ethics, environmental protection and social justice, sustainability studies, and all matters that impact human well-being and ecosystem vitality in coastal regions.

More than 3.4 billion people (44% of the world’s population) live within one hundred miles of a coast. In the United States, 65 million people live in coastal counties that are in potential storm tracks of Atlantic and Gulf Hurricanes. Coastal Resilience matters to us all. 


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Our Programs

Coastal Resilience Faculty support Arts and Science programs that are available at both Gulf Park and Hattiesburg, and some that are only offered at Gulf Park, including the Media and Entertainment Arts (Film) BA and the International Development PhD.

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School of Coastal Resilience

Physical Addresses

703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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CoastalResilienceFREEMississippi

Phone
228.865.4507

INTERDISCIPLINARY

31 faculty in 13 different disciplines

SCHOLARLY

In 2020-2021, faculty published 5 books, 6 peer-reviewed book chapters, 11 peer-reviewed articles or creative productions, and 56 other scholarly works. 

DOCTORAL

International development has more than 60 doctoral students in training.

School of Coastal Resilience Events

Dec
07

10:00 am

Marcus Michels: Paintings and Drawings + Works from the Permanent Art Collection at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Marcus Michels received an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. His work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and two-person exhibits, as well as numerous international juried, national juried, regional juried and invitational exhibitions. His work has been published in international juried annuals of contemporary painting. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Foundations at The University of Southern Mississippi. The exhibition also features an exhibition of works by various artists over the years that are now housed by the Southern Miss Permanent Art Collection. Join us for a reception on November 18 at 6 p.m.

Dec
08

10:00 am

Marcus Michels: Paintings and Drawings + Works from the Permanent Art Collection at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Marcus Michels received an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. His work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and two-person exhibits, as well as numerous international juried, national juried, regional juried and invitational exhibitions. His work has been published in international juried annuals of contemporary painting. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Foundations at The University of Southern Mississippi. The exhibition also features an exhibition of works by various artists over the years that are now housed by the Southern Miss Permanent Art Collection. Join us for a reception on November 18 at 6 p.m.

Dec
08

12:00 pm

AOP Workshop: Learning Facilitation, A Guide for Educators in the Lab of Life

Join our Association Office Professionals' (AOP) workshop, Learning Facilitation: A Guide for Educators in the Lab of Life, presented by Michael King. Students gain the most from their college experience when they know their education is not limited to the classroom. This fact alone was enough to motivate the Division of Student Affairs to create Cultivations—learning-focused conversations designed to facilitate the learning process—conducted with hundreds of student employees and organization members each semester. Attendees will learn about these simple, contemporary strategies they can use immediately with their students.

Dec
09

6:00 pm

Fall 2021 Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum

This Commencement ceremony is for all Doctoral, Specialists and Master's students. For detailed information concerning the event, visit the Fall 2021 Commencement website. For parking information, review the Commencement Parking Map for recommended parking areas. Watch a live stream of the event.

Dec
10

9:00 am

Fall 2021 Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum

This Commencement ceremony is for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. For detailed information concerning the event, visit the Fall 2021 Commencement website. For parking information, review the Commencement Parking Map for recommended parking areas. Watch a live stream of the event.

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