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Mary Funk

Dr. Mary Funk

Associate Teaching Professor


Dr. Mary Funk came to The University of Southern Mississippi after serving 25 years as a military air traffic controller. Since earning a doctorate in Human Capital Development with an emphasis in Economic Development she has served in many roles which significantly add to her vast experience in assisting students to achieve their education goals. Mary was awarded a fellowship with the Association of College and University Educators and holds the title of ACUE Distinguished Teaching Professor. She maintains a formal appointment in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development and serves as the program coordinator for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies on the USM Gulf Park campus. She currently resides in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with her family and two cats.

  • Human Capital Development (PHD) - University of Southern Mississippi (2015)
  • Master's of Business Administration (MBA) - William Carey University (2002)
  • Aeronautical Science (BS) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach (2001)

HCD 465 - Contemporary Project Management
HCD 440 - Workforce Development Models
HCD 665 - Project Management
IDS 201- Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies
BLS 401 - Liberal Studies (senior capstone)
BLS 402 - Liberal Studies (senior capstone)
UNV 110 - University Life
UNV 250 - Strategic Learning
UNV 101 - University Strategic Learning I

  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Workforce Development, Human Capital Development, Military Students, Student Success