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College & School Directory

The mission of The University of Southern Mississippi includes generating new knowledge, applying knowledge in service to humanity, facilitating an appreciation of artistic creations and performances, promoting cultural understanding, and, most importantly, fostering learning among students in ways that prepare them to become contributing citizens and leaders in a global society. Concisely stated, the university is in the business of helping people learn, and this learning occurs through the discovery, transmission, and application of knowledge.

COLLEGES

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr.%20Chris%20Winstead, Dean
Fran%20Flexter, Administrative Assistant to the Dean/Office Manager
Sally%20Downy, Assistant to the Dean for Finance and Administration, 601.266.4886
Elizabeth%20Cranford, Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, 601.266.4984

601.266.4315
Liberal Arts Building 210

 

SCHOOL OF

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences 

Dr. Jake Schaefer, Interim Director

Bobby Chain Technology Building 103

Budgets

Candace%20Beavers, 601.266.4729
Angela%20Williams, 601.266.4749

Academics

Biological Sciences: Janet%20Donaldson, 601.266.4748
Biological Sciences: Mac%20Alford, 601.266.6531
Geography & Geology: David%20Cochran, 601.266.4949
Medical Laboratory Sciences: Mary%20Lux, 601.266.4908

Building Liaison

Johnson Science Tower: Raven%20Moore, 601.266.4748
Walker Science Building: Candice%20Beavers, 601.266.4729

  • Biological Sciences (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Geographic Information Technology (Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate)
  • Geography (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Geology (BS, MS)
  • Marine Biology (BS)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS, MS)
  • Phlebotomy (Certificate)


 

SCHOOL OF

Communication 

Dr.%20Casey%20Maugh%20Funderburk, Interim Director through July 31, 2019
Dr.%20John%20Meyer, Interim Director beginning August 1, 2019

College Hall 106

Budgets

Rhonda%20Welch, 601.266.6699

Academics

Mandy%20Nace, 601.266.4196

Building Liaison

College Hall: Mandy%20Nace, 601.266.4196

  • Advertising (BA)
  • Communication (MA, MS, PhD)
  • Communication Studies (BA, BS)
  • Entertainment Industry (BA, BS)
  • Journalism (BA)
  • Public Relations (MS)

 

 

SCHOOL OF

Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering 

Director: Dr.%20Andy%20Sung

Bobby Chain Technology Building 214

Budgets

Chrissy%20Hudson, 601.266.4139

Academics

Computer Science: Beddhu%20Murali, 601.266.4949

Computer Engineering: Amer%20Dawoud, 601.266.4949

Computer Engineering Technology: Todd%20Adams, 601.266.4949

Electronics Engineering Technology: Zhaoxian%20Zhou

Information Technology: Kala%20Marapareddy

Graduate Coordinator: Bikramjit%20Banerjee

Building Liaison

Chrissy%20Hudson, 601.266.4139

  • Computational Science (Computer Science) (PhD)***
  • Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS, MS)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)

 

SCHOOL OF

Construction and Design 

Dr.%20Erich%20Connell, Director

Bobby Chain Technology Building 242

Budget

TBA

Academics

Architectural Engineering Tech. and Construction Engineering Tech.: Kimber%20Atwell, 601.266.4902

Industrial Engineering Technology: Joyce%20Powell, 228.214.3381

Interior Design: Claire%20Hamilton, 601.266.6437

Building Liaison

Bobby Chain Tech. Bldg.: Carlos%20Sterling, 601.266.4305

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Construction Management (Graduate Certificate)
  • Industrial Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Interior Design (BS)

 

SCHOOL OF

Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security 

Dr. Lisa Nored, Director

Arthell Kelly Hall 123

Budgets

Elizabeth%20Goff, 601.266.4509

Lisa%20Nored, 601.266.4509

Academics

Philip%20Carlan, 601.266.4514

Lisa%20Nored, 601.266.4509

Building Liaisons

Arthell Kelley Hall: Elizabeth%20Goff, 601.266.4509

Arthell Kelley Hall: Lisa%20Nored, 601.266.4509

  • Criminal Justice (BA, MA, MS, PhD, Graduate Certificate)
  • Forensics (BS, MS)


 

SCHOOL OF

Humanities 

Dr. Matthew Casey, Director

Liberal Arts Building 347

Budgets

Darcie%20Conrad, 601.266.5066

Academics

Undergraduate: Emily%20Phren, 601.266.4320

Graduate: Jaide%20Hollingsworth, 601.266.4593

Building Liaison

Liberal Arts Building: Elizabeth%20Cranford, 601.266.4984

  • English (BA, MA, PhD)
  • History (BA, MA, MS, PhD)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Public History (Graduate Certificate)
  • Religion (BA) (currently in teach-out)

 

SCHOOL OF

Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development 

Dr.%20Ann%20Marie%20Kinnell and Dr.%20Cyndi%20Gaudet, Interim Co-Directors

Elizabeth Harkins Hall 110

Budget

Suzy%20Robinson (Gulf Park), 228.214.3517

Danielle%20Kellum (Hattiesburg), 601.266.4317

Academics

Evon%20Swan (Hattiesburg), 601.266.6338

Mary%20Funk (BIS/BLS Gulf Park), 228.214.5416

Heather%20Annulis (HCD/IT Gulf Park), 228.214.3517

Deidra%20Minor (Applied Technology), 601.266.5671

Building Liaison

North Academic Building: Suzy%20Robinson (Gulf Park), 228.214.3517

Elizabeth Harkins Hall: Danielle%20Kellum (Hattiesburg), 601.266.4317

  • Applied Technology BS
  • Human Capital Development (MS, PhD)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
  • Liberal Studies (BLS)
  • The Leadership Experience (Undergraduate Certificate)

 

SCHOOL OF

Mathematics and Natural Sciences 

%20Dr.%20Bernd%20Schroeder, Interim Director

TEC 430

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Budget
Sharon%20King, 601.266.4934
Bernd%20Schroeder, 601.266.4301

Academics
Marlene%20Naquin (Gulf Park), 228.214.3298
Math Undergraduate: John%20Perry, 601.266.5505
Math Graduate: James%20Lambers, 601.266.5505
Chemistry: Vijay%20Rangachari, 601.266.6044
Physics: Michael%20Vera, 601.266.4934 

Building Liaison
Southern Hall: Lisa%20Mims, 601.266.4289

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  • Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Computational Science (Mathematics) PhD***
  • Computational Science (Physics) PhD***
  • Mathematics (BS, MS)
  • Physics (BS, MS)

 

SCHOOL OF

Music 

%20Dr.%20Richard%20Kravchak, Director

MPAC 115

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Budget
School of Music, Orchestra: Jackie%20Moore%20, 601.266.5543
Belinda%20Taft, 601.266.4990
Jennifer%20Knue%20, 601.266.4892

Academics
Laurie%20Rinko, 601-266-5366

Building Liaison
Laurie%20Rinko, 601-266-5366

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  • Music (BA, BM, MM)
  • Music Education (BMEd, MMEd, PhD)
  • Performance and Pedagogy (DMA)

 

SCHOOL OF

Ocean Science and Engineering 

Dr.%20Monty%20Graham, Director

Ocean Springs (Coastal Science), Stennis (Marine Science)

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Budget
Hydrographic, Marine, & Ocean Engineering Coastal Sciences: Amanda%20Seymour, 228.872.4205 

Academics
Coastal Sciences: Darcie%20Graham, 228.818.8887
Marine Science, Graduate: Linda%20Downs, 228.688.7097
Marine Sciences BS: Scott%20Milroy, 228.688.7128

Building Liaison
GCRL: Amanda%20Seymour, 228.688.3177
Stennis: DMS Business Office, 228.688.3177

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  • Coastal Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Hydrographic Science (MS)
  • Marine Science (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Ocean Engineering (BS)

 

SCHOOL OF

Performing and Visual Arts 

Dr. Stacy Reischman Fletcher, Director

THE 201

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Budget
Tasha%20Hubbard, 601.266.4161

Academics
Art: Caterina%20Ventura, 601.266.4792
Theatre, Dance: Sandra%20Whittington, 601.266.4161  

Building Liaison
George Hurst Building: Caterina%20Ventura, 601.266.4792
3D Arts Building: Kevin%20Vanek, 601.266.5125  

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  • Art (BA, BFA)
  • Dance (BFA)
  • Theatre (BFA, MFA) 

 

SCHOOL OF

Polymer Science and Engineering 

Dr. Jeffrey Wiggins, Director

PSRC 202

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Budgets
Brett%20Calhoun, 601.266.6557

Academics
Brett%20Calhoun, 601.266.6557

Building Liaison
Brett%20Calhoun, 601.266.6557

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  • Polymer Science and Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Polymer Science (BS)

 

SCHOOL OF

Social Science and Global Studies 

Dr. Ward Sayre, Interim Director

LAB 411

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Budgets
Petra%20Lamb, 601.266.4306

Academics
Gayle%20Anderson, 601.266.4964

Building Liaison
Liberal Arts Building: Elizabeth%20Cranford, 601.266.4984

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  • American Studies (BA) (currently in teach-out)
  • Anthropology (BA, MA)
  • Economics(BA)
  • Foreign Languages (BA)
  • International Development (PhD)
  • Legal Studies (BA)
  • Nonprofit Studies (Graduate Certificate)
  • Political Science (BA, BS, MA, MS)
  • Sociology (BA, BS)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate Certificate)
  • Teaching of Languages (MATL)

 

CENTER FOR

Science and Mathematics Education 

Dr.%20Sherry%20Herron, Director

JST 314

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Budgets
Emily%20Lymon, 601.266.4739

Academics
Sherry%20Herron, 601.266.4739

Building Liaison
Raven%20Moore, 601.266.4748

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  • Science and Mathematics Education (MS, PhD) 

 

College of Business and Economic Development

 Dr.%20J.%20Bret%20Becton, Dean

Karen%20Bates, Administrative Specialist

Tameka%20Sullivan, Budget Manager, 601.266.4807

 601.266.4659

 Scianna Hall 3109

SCHOOL OF

Accountancy 

Dr. Marvin Bouillon, Director

SCH 3071

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Budgets
Tameka%20Sullivan, 601.266.4807

Academics
Mary%20Ann%20Iverson, 601.266.5162 

Building Liaison
Karen%20Bates, 601.266.4659

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  • Accounting (BSBA, MPA)

SCHOOL OF

Finance 

Dr. Kimberly Goodwin, Interim Director

SCH 3085

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Budgets
Tameka%20Sullivan, 601.266.4807

Academics
Jewel%20Adams, 601.266.4443 

Building Liaison
Karen%20Bates, 601.266.4659

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  • Economic Development (MS, Graduate Certificate)
  • Finance (BSBA)

SCHOOL OF

Management 

Dr.%20SherRhonda%20Gibbs, Interim Director

SCH 3032

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Budgets
Tameka%20Sullivan, 601.266.4807

Academics
Erica%20Brock, 601.266.4673

Building Liaison
Karen%20Bates, 601.266.4659

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  • Business Administration (BSBA, MBA)
  • Business Foundations (Graduate Certificate)
  • International Business (BSBA)
  • Management (BSBA)

SCHOOL OF

Marketing 

%20Dr.%20Jamye%20Foster, Director

SCH 3002, SCH 3072 (Tourism and Sports Management)

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Budgets
Tameka%20Sullivan, 601.266.4807

Academics
Betty%20Dickerson, 601.266.4627 

Building Liaison
Karen%20Bates, 601.266.4659

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  • Apparel Construction and Design (Undergraduate Certificate)
  • Casino Management (Undergraduate Certificate)
  • Healthcare Marketing (BSBA)
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (BS) (currently in teach-out)
  • Marketing (BSBA)
  • Merchandising (BSBA)
  • Professional Selling (Undergraduate Certificate)
  • Sport Management (BSBA, MS)
  • Sport Security Management (Graduate Certificate)
  • Tourism (BSBA)

 

College of Education and Human Sciences

Dr.%20Trent%20Gould, Dean

Erin%20Whittington, Administrative Specialist to the Dean

Gina%20McCarty, Budget Manager, 601.266.5706

 601.266.5253

 Owings-McQuagge Hall 116

SCHOOL OF

Child and Family Sciences 

Dr. Pat Sims, Director

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Budgets
Ruth%20Brooks, 601.266.5661

Academics
Ruth%20Brooks, 601.266.5661 

Building Liaison
Owings-McQuagge Hall: Betty%20Williamson, 601.266.4224

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  • Child and Family Studies (BS, MS)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MS)
  • School Counseling (MEd)

SCHOOL OF

Education 

Dr.%20Sandra%20Nichols, Director

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Budgets
Martha%20Resavy, 601.266.5810

Academics
Undergraduate Student Success Center: Michelle%20Dawson, 601.266.6189
Undergraduate Student Success Center: Jennifer%20Finley, 601.266.5810
Elementary/Special Education Graduate Students: April%20Franklin, 601.266.6987
Administrative Office: Martha%20Resavy, 601.266.5810
Educational Research and Administration: Rosie%20Sims,601.266.4621 
Building Liaison
J.B. George Speech & Hearing Building: Martha%20Resavy, 601.266.5810

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  • Adult Education (Graduate Certificate)
  • Community College Leadership (Graduate Certificate)
  • Dyslexia Therapy Education (MEd)
  • Education (EdD, EdS, MS, PhD)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision (MEd)
  • Educational Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • Higher Education Administration (EdD, PhD)
  • Higher Education (MEd)
  • Institutional Research (Graduate Certificate)
  • Instructional Technology (BS) (currently in teach-out)
  • Instructional Technology (Graduate Certificate, MS)
  • Instructional Technology and Design (PhD)
  • Secondary Education and Teaching (Teach Mississippi Institute) (Graduate Certificate)
  • Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) (MAT)
  • Special Education (BS, MEd)

SCHOOL OF

Kinesiology and Nutrition 

Dr.%20Scott%20Piland, Director

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Budgets
Kinesiology: Karen%20Nullins, 601.266.6325
Nutrition: Erin%20Whittington, 601.266.5377

Academics
Kinesiology: Nancy%20Speed, 601.266.6325
Nutrition: Erin%20Whittington, 601.266.5377

Building Liaison
Human Performance and Recreation Building: Karen%20Nullins, 601.266.6325
Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall: Erin%20Whittington, 601.266.5377

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  • Kinesiology (Exercise Science) BS***
  • Kinesiology (Physical Education Licensure) BS***
  • Kinesiology (MS, PhD)
  • Management of Child Nutrition Programs (Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (BS)
  • Nutrition and Food Systems (MS)
  • Sport Coaching Education (BS, MS) 

SCHOOL OF

Library and Information Science 

Dr.%20Teresa%20Welsh, Director

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Budgets
Adrienne%20Patterson%20, 601.266.4228

Academics
Adrienne%20Patterson%20, 601.266.4228


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  • Archives and Special Collections Graduate Certificate
  • Library and Information Science (BS, MLIS)
  • Youth Services and Literature (Graduate Certificate

SCHOOL OF

Psychology 

Dr. Joe Olmi, Director

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Budgets
Brandy%20Lowe, 601.266.5255

Academics
Joe%20Olmi, 601.266.5693
Christy%20Oberst, 601.266.4840

Building Liaison
Owings-McQuagge Hall: Betty%20Williamson, 601.266.4224


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  • Counseling Psychology (MS)
  • Psychology (BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD)

SCHOOL OF

Social Work 

Dr. Tim Rehner, Director

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Budgets
Melissa%20Coker, 601.266.6675

Academics
Sherry%20Stringer%20Gilkey, 601.266.4168

Building Liaison
Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall: Lisa%20Huff, 601.266.5956

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  • Social Work (BSW, MSW) 

 

College of Nursing and Health Professions

 Dr. Kathleen Masters, Dean

Anna%20Barrett, Administrative Specialist to the Dean

Terry%20Whittington, Assistant to the Dean for Finance and Administration, 601.266.6846

 601.266.6485

 Asbury Hall 310

SCHOOL OF

Health Professions 

Dr. Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, Director

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Budgets
Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846

Academics
Cindy%20Sheffield, 601.266.5394 

Building Liaison
Asbury Hall: Danielle%20Kellum, 601.266.4317

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  • Allied Health (BS)
  • Athletic Training (BS)
  • Kinesiology (Kinesiotherapy) (BS)***
  • Public Health (BS, MPH)
  • Recreation (BS)

SCHOOL OF

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice 

Dr. Lachel Story, Director

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Budgets
Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846

Academics
Cindy%20Sheffield, 601.266.5394 

Building Liaison
Asbury Hall: Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846

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  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
  • Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
  • Nursing (DNP, MSN, PhD)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate

SCHOOL OF

Professional Nursing Practice 

Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon, Interim Director

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Budgets
Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846

Academics
Cindy%20Sheffield, 601.266.5394 

Building Liaison
Asbury Hall: Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846

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  • Health Sciences (BS)
  • Nursing (BSN)

SCHOOL OF

Speech and Hearing Sciences 

Dr.%20Edward%20Goshorn, Director

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Budgets
Terry%20Whittington, 601.266.6846
AcademicsCindy%20Sheffield, 601.266.5394 Building LiaisonJB George Speech and Hearing Building: Michelle%20Pittman, 601.266.5577

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  • Audiology (AuD)
  • Education of the Deaf (BA)
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences (MS)
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA)

 

The Graduate School

Dr. Karen Coats, Dean

Desira%20Bailey, Assistant to the Dean

Shelby%20Flores, Budget Manager, 601.266.4733 

 601.266.4369

 William David McCain Library and Archives 211

 

Honors College

Dr. Ellen Weinauer, Dean

Jessica%20Francis, Assistant to the Dean & Budget Manager

 601.266.4533

 Honors House 102

 

University Libraries

 Dr. John Eye, Dean

Crystal%20Ingram, Assistant to the Dean

Lisa%20Jones, Budget Manager, 601.266.4244

 601.266.4241

 Cook Library 202

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Lucas Administration Building

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Email
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Phone
601.266.5002