In 2011, the Center for Undergraduate Research was established at Southern Miss to enhance the undergraduate experience by promoting and supporting student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects, and scholarship.
In 2016, the Center was renamed Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) in honor of its benefactor, USM alumnus Donald Drapeau. The DCUR functions as the hub for coordinating and communicating to Southern Miss students opportunities for research and creative projects and supporting students’ scholarly activities through its grant programs.
Operation and activities of DCUR are administered by staff from the Honors College and from the Office of the Vice President for Research and are guided by a steering committee that is composed of representatives from each College, University Libraries, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Dr. Brigitte Burgess, College of Business and Economic Development
Dr. Nicholas Ciraldo, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. David Cochran, College of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Tracy Englert, University Libraries
Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, Honors College
Ms. Jo Ann Johnson, Office of the Vice President for Research
Dr. Alan Shiller, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Hans Stadthagen-Gonzalez, College of Education and Human Sciences
Dr. Lachel Story, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Dr. Rebecca Tuuri, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Ellen Weinauer, Honors College
Ms. Cyndi Wyles, Office of the Vice President for Research