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Heather Broadhead

Dr. Heather Broadhead

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Heather Broadhead earned her BS degree in 2007 from William Carey University in Chemistry and Biological Sciences and her PhD from The University of Southern Mississippi in Polymer Science and Engineering in 2013 in the area of bio-reactive stimuli-responsive polymer surfaces under the direction of Dr. Marek Urban. Dr. Broadhead's postdoctoral studies were with Dr. Robert Lochhead in the area of formulation and characterization for hair care products and oil spill remediation. Her research at USM focuses on polymers for biomedical and personal care applications with an emphasis on imparting antimicrobial activity.

  • Polymer Science and Engineering (PHD) - University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
  • Effective College Instruction
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Clery Act
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • The Clery Act and Campus Security Authorities
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Faculty
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education

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Areas of Expertise

Polymers with biomedical and personal care applications, surface modification, antimicrobial activity, bacteriophages.