Faculty, Staff, Adjunct and Emeritus

 

Faculty 
Dr. Teresa Welsh

 

Dr. Teresa S. Welsh
Director and Professor

Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 
MLIS, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
BA, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Phone: (601) 266-4235
Office: Cook Library 206-E
Email: teresa.welsh@usm.edu

Dr. Catharine Bomhold

 

Dr. Catharine Bomhold
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Library Science, University of Alabama
M.S., Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Illinois State University

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-J
Email: c.bomhold@usm.edu

 

 

Dr. Stacy Creel

 

Dr. Stacy Creel
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of North Texas
Specialist, Youth Services, Florida State University
MS, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University
BA, Education, University of Mississippi

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-I
Email: stacy.creel@usm.edu

Dr. Chris Cunningham

 

Dr. Chris Cunningham
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
B.A., History, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-H
Email: christopher.a.cunningham@usm.edu

Dr. Matthew Griffis

 

Dr. Matthew Griffis
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2013
MLIS, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2007
Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, 2004
BA (Hons.) in English Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Trent University, 2003

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-D
Email: matthew.griffis@usm.edu

Dr. Melanie J. Norton

 

Dr. Melanie J Norton
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of North Texas
MLIS, University of North Texas
BA, State University of New YorkOffice: Cook Library 206-G
Email: melanie.norton@usm.edu

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-G
Email: melanie.norton@usm.edu

J. Edmand Pace

 

Mr. J. Edmand Pace
Instructor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Advisor

MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi
BA, University of Southern Mississippi

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Location: Cook Library 206-F
Email: johnnie.pace@usm.edu

 Jessica Whipple

 

Ms. Jessica Whipple
Instructor

MLIS-University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature.
B.A., Southern Virginia University

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-S
Email: jessica.whipple@usm.edu

 
Dr. Xinyu Yu

 

Dr. Xinyu Yu
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Information Science, University of North Texas
MLIS, Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma
BA, English, China Language and Culture University

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-C

Staff 
Adrienne Patterson

 

Adrienne Patterson
Student Success, Student Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 601.266.5459
Office: Cook Library 206-Q
Email: adrienne.patterson@usm.edu

 
Karen Rowell

 

Karen Rowell
Recruiting and Event Coordinating

Phone: (601) 266-4228
Office: Cook Library 206-R
Email: karen.rowell@usm.edu

 Adjunct 
Suellen Adams

 

Suellen Adams
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Stephen Parks
Stephen Parks
J.D., Mississippi College         
MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi
Head, State of Mississippi Law Library
Ellen Ruffin

 

Ellen Ruffin
MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi
Curator, Southern Miss de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Emeritus Faculty 
Dr. Onva Boshears

 

Dr. Onva Boshears
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Dr. Elizabeth Haynes

 

Dr. Elizabeth Haynes
Associate Professor Emerita

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham

 

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham
Professor Emeritus