June 17, 2018  

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Memorial Service June 23 for Dr. Trellis Green, Retired Professor of Economics

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Dr. Trellis Green

Dr. Trellis Green, a retired University of Southern Mississippi (USM) associate professor of economics, died June 4 in Colorado. He was 67.

A memorial service for Green will be held Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hattiesburg.

Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University, and held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USM. He joined the university's faculty in 1983, first in its former Department of Economics, teaching courses in income theory, money and banking, and macroeconomics. His areas of expertise included fisheries economics, natural resource economics, and sports economics.

An active member of the USM community, Dr. Green served on its Faculty Senate and Academic Council numerous times throughout his career. He had a strong interest in making his academic work relevant to the broader community, and worked with groups as diverse as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and ESPN to analyze fisheries management and the impact of sport fishing on fishing stocks. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, and served as the athletic liaison officer from Faculty Senate on four separate occasions during his tenure at USM.

Dr. Edward Sayre, chairman of the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, said Green was a dedicated teacher who taught multiple generations of students during a career spanning more than 30 years at USM.

“He was a great colleague who had a true passion about his subject matter, especially in bringing economics to life by infusing his lectures with passion, wit, and his earnest belief that understanding economics was critical for any educated citizen,” Sayre said.