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Undergraduate Research

Faculty Affiliates

The Faculty Affiliates are the heart of the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research. They are faculty who have expressed a desire to serve as mentors to undergraduates conducting independent research and creative activity, and currently 198 professors at both USM campuses have affiliated with DCUR.

Becoming a Faculty Affiliate. If you are a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who would like to become an affiliate, you may access the form at this link: Application Form. The DCUR annually awards the Donald Drapeau Mentoring Award to the Faculty Affiliate who has best embodied the qualities of effective mentoring with an Eagle Scholar.

Contacting a Faculty Affiliate. If you are an undergraduate student who would like to explore possible research or creative opportunities in which you might participate and/or would like someone with whom you can discuss your ideas for a project, any of the Faculty Affiliates, listed below by college, would be happy to talk with you. Click on the affiliate’s name to visit their individual webpages where you can learn more about their scholarly activities.



College of Arts and Sciences



College of Business and Economic Development


College of Education and Human Sciences


College of Nursing and Health Professions

College of Nursing


College of Science and Technology


Honors College



Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for all questions about DCUR

Ms.%20Jo%20Ann%20Johnson for questions related to DCUR grant processes

The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



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Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

Contact Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski or Professor%20Allen%20Chen for questions related to the Arts Showcase.