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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

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730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560 

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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

May
31

6:00 pm

GCRL Science Café: Sliding Sideways into Science at Caylor Auditorium

“What can I do with my marine science degree?” Many young people steer away from their passion for the ocean in college because they think it’s not practical. They could not be more wrong! Technical jobs in the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s blue economy sector are surging and will only increase over the next decade. Tara Skelton’s vantage point from working in science communications for multiple organizations since 2008 showed her a myriad of ways one can put that marine science degree to work. In Skelton’s new role with the GenSea, she lets members of Gen Z know they can follow their hearts and make a good living–all without ever leaving Mississippi.

Jun
02

12:00 am

FestivalSouth 2022 at Multiple venues in Hattiesburg, Miss.

FestivalSouth, the largest project of the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), is an annual, multi-week festival presenting a variety of musical and other arts-related entertainment that aims to transcend social, cultural and economic lines. This year, the festival celebrates its 13th anniversary. FestivalSouth is credited with bringing over $2 million in economic impact to the community last year alone and has distinguished itself as the premier arts presenter in the region, drawing locals and tourists of all ages with its’ wide variety of cultural programming that features exceptional performing and visual artists.

Jun
03

12:00 am

FestivalSouth 2022 at Multiple venues in Hattiesburg, Miss.

FestivalSouth, the largest project of the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), is an annual, multi-week festival presenting a variety of musical and other arts-related entertainment that aims to transcend social, cultural and economic lines. This year, the festival celebrates its 13th anniversary. FestivalSouth is credited with bringing over $2 million in economic impact to the community last year alone and has distinguished itself as the premier arts presenter in the region, drawing locals and tourists of all ages with its’ wide variety of cultural programming that features exceptional performing and visual artists.

Jun
04

12:00 am

FestivalSouth 2022 at Multiple venues in Hattiesburg, Miss.

FestivalSouth, the largest project of the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), is an annual, multi-week festival presenting a variety of musical and other arts-related entertainment that aims to transcend social, cultural and economic lines. This year, the festival celebrates its 13th anniversary. FestivalSouth is credited with bringing over $2 million in economic impact to the community last year alone and has distinguished itself as the premier arts presenter in the region, drawing locals and tourists of all ages with its’ wide variety of cultural programming that features exceptional performing and visual artists.

Jun
05

12:00 am

FestivalSouth 2022 at Multiple venues in Hattiesburg, Miss.

FestivalSouth, the largest project of the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), is an annual, multi-week festival presenting a variety of musical and other arts-related entertainment that aims to transcend social, cultural and economic lines. This year, the festival celebrates its 13th anniversary. FestivalSouth is credited with bringing over $2 million in economic impact to the community last year alone and has distinguished itself as the premier arts presenter in the region, drawing locals and tourists of all ages with its’ wide variety of cultural programming that features exceptional performing and visual artists.

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