Vice Provost for the Gulf Park Campus

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk 

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk

As the Vice Provost for the Gulf Park campus, Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk provides support to the academic deans and associate deans in the delivery of programs and courses on the Gulf Park Campus. She works with University officers in Hattiesburg and along the Gulf Coast to implement University-wide academic success and engagement initiatives tailored to Gulf Park students; mentor faculty to ensure ongoing quality in teaching, research and service; and coordinate on-site operational and facility needs with Dr. Steve Miller, the University’s Vice President for the Gulf Park Campus.

Dr. Maugh Funderburk joined the University’s faculty in 2008 as Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Gulf Coast Speaking Center, where she expanded and enhanced tutoring services and spearheaded the development of the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center. 

In 2014, she was appointed Associate Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, where she increased the number of majors on the Gulf Park Campus from just four to 45 in her first six months in the position. She has also served as the Gulf Coast Faculty Council President and a member of both the University’s Strategic Planning Council and Student Success Implementation Team.

Dr. Maugh Funderburk earned her Ph.D. in Communication Arts and Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a master’s degree in Speech Communication from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala.

Dr. Maugh Funderburk says of her position, “I believe deeply in continuing the good work happening on the University’s Gulf Park Campus through my commitment to student success and its connection to academic units on our coastal campus. Having a liaison to the Office of the Provost on the Gulf Park Campus will provide further opportunities for growth and academic decision-making.”