February 19, 2018  

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                 Bristol Presents Paper at Military History Conference, Named Fellow

Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, presented the paper “Understanding Black Militancy during World War II” during the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History conference in New Orleans March 14 – 17.

The conference, featuring historians interested in issues of military history, war and society, offered a diverse schedule of panels and roundtables centered on the conference’s theme of “War, Society, and Remembrance” as well as other military history presentations.

In addition to his paper presentation, Bristol was also recently named a fellow of the Center for the Study of War and Society, housed at the university’s Hattiesburg campus. The center serves as a local, national and international resource for the study of the history of warfare and its influence on both soldiers and civilians.


Green Recognized for Dissertation Research on ROI

Dr. Evelyn Green, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi, received special recognition for her dissertation research “Employee Volunteer and Employer Benefits from Business-Education Partnerships as Perceived by Employee Volunteers.”

The award recognizes individuals who have conducted important research about the use of return on investment (ROI) and the effectiveness of the ROI methodology. Green joins award winners in other categories from all around the world.

Completed as part of the Ph.D. in Human Capital Development program at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, Green’s study was focused on accountability of employee volunteer and employer benefits from business-education partnerships. As a result of her doctoral studies, Green will soon join the Singapore campus of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas to further her research in the gaming industry.

                                 WLPI Faculty, Students, Alum  Co-Author Publications

Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently co-authored two publications with current and former human capital development doctoral students.

Annulis, along with Greg Higgins, Janea McDonald, Jay Ritchie, Robert Thompson, and Brock Stout, all current human capital development doctoral students, co-authored “Change Leaders’ Reflections of Hurricane Katrina” which was published in Change Management: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 2.

With Dr. Mamie Griffin, a human capital development doctoral alumna, Annulis co-authored “Employability Skills in Practice: The Case of Manufacturing Education in Mississippi” which is currently in press for the International Journal of Training and Development.