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Office of the Provost

Offices of the Provost

Mission of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost is the chief academic officer and the senior university officer next to the President. The Provost is the President’s principal adviser in all matters pertaining to the development and execution of a well-conceived and organized curriculum, administered and taught by a faculty of the highest qualifications. The Provost oversees academic planning and budgeting and works with the Vice Presidents to accomplish the University’s educational objectives.

The mission of the Provost and Senior VPAA’s office is to support and enhance a creative, inclusive, academic environment in which students participating in the university’s diverse teaching, research, and service programs may flourish by acquiring, advancing, and applying knowledge. Along with the Provost, the Vice President for Research, the Deans of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Economic Development, Education and Human Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, University Libraries, Graduate School, and Honors College, as well as the faculty governance bodies provide leadership and support in achieving the mission of the University to drive academic excellence and promote scholarly and creative activity.

Faculty governance bodies include the Councils of Academic Excellence, comprised of the Undergraduate Council, Graduate Council, Council of Directors, and the Faculty Senate provide a critical and essential advisory function at the institution, improve communication channels, both to the administration and to the faculty body, and provide leadership in achieving the academic mission. In addition, the Office of Online Learning and the Center for Community Engagement also provide support for faculty efforts to drive academic excellence and promote scholarly and creative activity.

Steven Moser

Dr. Steven Moser

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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601.266.5002
Administration Bldg, Room 204

DeeDee Anderson

Dr. Dee Dee Anderson

Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost

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601.266.5020
R.C. Cook Union, Room 211 

Amy Chasteen Miller

Dr. Amy Chasteen

Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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601.266.6579
Administration Bldg, Room 201 

Casey Funderburk

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk

Vice Provost for the Gulf Park Campus

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228.214.3309
Hardy Hall, Room 218  

 

Douglas Masterson

Dr. Douglas Masterson

Senior Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

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601.266.4714
International Center, Room 509

 

Daniel Norton

Dr. Daniel Norton

Associate Provost of International Programs

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601.266.4344
International Center, Room 401 

Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions

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601.266.5000
Kennard-Washington Hall, Room 212 

 

Allison Gillespie

Allison Gillespie

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

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601.266.5002
International Center, Room 509

Lashonda Thompson

Lashonda Thompson

Budget Director for Academic Affairs

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601.266.5844
Administration Bldg, Room 201

 

Megan McCay

Dr. Megan McCay

Director of Institutional Research

megan.mccayFREEMississippi 601.266.4773
International Center, Suite 512

Bthanie DeFatta

Bethanie DeFatta

Executive Assistant to the Provost

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601.266.5002
Administration Bldg, Room 204

Christina Foreman

Christina Foreman

Assistant to the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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601.266.6579
Administration Bldg, Room 201

 

Kendra Ablaza

Kendra Ablaza

Communications Specialist for Academic Affairs and Research

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601.266.5330
Administration Bldg, Room 201

Danielle Sypher-Haley

Danielle Sypher-Haley

Web Designer, Academic Affairs

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601.266.6891
McLemore Hall, Room 218

Contact Us

Office of the Provost
Lucas Administration Building

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
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Phone
601.266.5002