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August 25, 2017

USM psychology professor Dr. James Moore is passionate about the impact graduates of the University’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program are making in the lives of people coping with autism and other disabilities.

As director of Southern Miss’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Master's Program, psychology professor Dr. Jim Moore is playing a key role in training its graduate students to become board certified behavior analysts and deliver services for individuals diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. He took time recently to share with Southern Miss Now specifics about the program and the positive impact it’s making.

August 14, 2017

Newly elected Student Government Association President Cameron Cloud wants Southern Miss to feel like home for all students.

Cameron Cloud is a junior biology and communication studies double major at The University of Southern Mississippi and the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) president. Before being elected as president, Cloud served with the Freshman Forum and as an assistant director of Eaglepalooza. He is also a Luckyday Scholar and Honors College student.  We spent some time asking Cloud questions about his plans and goals as the new SGA president for the 2017-18 school year.  

May 2, 2017

Dr. Rebecca Powell leads the Live Oak Writing Project, advancing its mission of improving the teaching and learning of writing for the benefit of participating Gulf Coast educators and their students. 

Dr. Rebecca Powell is an assistant professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she teaches English licensure courses at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Powell also serves as the director of the Live Oak Writing Project, a collaborative program between the Gulf Park campus and Gulf Coast public schools that helps teachers improve as writers and effective teachers of writing. Powell’s research interest includes adolescent writing experiences, K-16 writing pedagogy, articulation, community literacy and place studies.

October 7, 2016

USM Professor Dr. Greg Bradley says that human behavior and mathematics have always intrigued him.

Dr. Gregory T. Bradley is a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Management and International Business in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to serving as a Southern Miss faculty, Bradley also owns a behavioral research firm, The Bradley Research Group, which specializes in measuring consumer behavior.

August 18, 2016

Read Hendon, associate director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, abandoned his career track in banking for a greater love -- marine science.

Read Hendon serves as the associate director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development. Recently, Hendon took a few moments to talk about the most rewarding aspects of being a research scientist and why he chose Southern Miss in a question-and-answer format.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

July 22, 2016

Southern Miss musician and instructor Mike Lopinto believes that life is about experiences and interactions.

Dr. Mike Lopinto is the PR/Marketing Coordinator for the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi. Under his professional leadership, Lopinto has brought a high level of recognition to the arts programs at the University, as well as the state of Mississippi.

June 22, 2016

Dr. Julie Howdeshell loves the sense of community that working in a university environment brings.

Dr. Julie G. Howdeshell serves as Director, Quality Enhancement Programs, at The University of Southern Mississippi. She took a few moments recently to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

A. I grew up in Memphis and studied English and political science at The University of Memphis, followed by a master’s in political science at Baylor University, and a doctorate in higher education administration at Southern Miss.

June 15, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park instructor Robert Turnbull enjoys trying to understand why animals behave in a certain manner.

Robert Turnbull serves as an instructor of biological sciences within the College of Science and Technology on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. He can be found working with students and providing hands-on experiences in the fields of zoology, animal behavior, ecology and anatomy and physiology. He took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

March 28, 2016

Acclaimed history professor and author Dr. Andrew Wiest cannot imagine doing anything else with his life.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Andrew Wiest is a University Distinguished Professor of History at Southern Miss. He is also the founding director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. In this special feature, Wiest shares some insight into his personal and professional achievements.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

October 30, 2013

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April 3, 2013

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January 25, 2013

Valencia Walls, coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, takes pride in seeing students achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

Valencia Walls, coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, gets a chance to do every day at her job what she enjoys most – helping people. Recently, Walls took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

October 30, 2012

Dr. Scott Blackwell, director of Housing at Southern Miss, says the best advice he ever received came from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett.

Dr. Scott Blackwell serves as the director of Student Housing Administration at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Blackwell took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I was born in Akron, Ohio but my hometown was Jasper, Indiana. I got my undergraduate degree at DePauw University, a liberal arts major with a history emphasis. I did my graduate and doctoral schooling at Texas A&M University.

September 7, 2012

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May 22, 2012

Dr. Steven Moser, recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, says that spreading news about the college's attributes and achievements is a top priority.

Dr. Steven Moser was recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. He has also served as director of the Pride of Mississippi and conductor of the Symphonic Winds. In this Q&A feature Moser reflects on his current responsibilities and outside interests.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

March 5, 2012

Rusty Anderson, director of Career Services at Southern Miss, says students should take full advantage of the resources his office can provide.

Rusty Anderson serves as the director of Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Anderson took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I am originally from Gideon, Missouri but consider Hattiesburg my hometown now. I have a BS degree from Southern Miss in Social and Rehabilitation Services and a MS from Southern Miss in Counseling Psychology.

November 21, 2011

Dr. Chris Campbell, director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, says today's students will dictate the course of news media in the future.

Chris Campbell serves as the director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at Southern Miss. Recently, Campbell took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I’m from Dayton, Ohio. I have a BA in English from Webster University in St. Louis, an MS in mass communication from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Southern Miss.

October 18, 2011

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, director of the Speaking Center at Southern Miss, says there is no substitute for experience when it comes to speaking in public.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre is an assistant professor of communication studies and director of the Speaking Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Atkins-Sayre took a few moments to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I grew up in Portland, Texas. I have a BA and MA from Texas State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

October 12, 2011

A commitment to community service drives Dr. Royal Walker in his position as executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at Southern Miss.

Dr. Royal Walker serves as the executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Walker took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

October 4, 2011

Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, Vice President for Research at Southern Miss, has been to Alaska and back as a university administrator.

 

Denis Wiesenburg serves as the Vice President for Research at The University of Southern Mississippi. A Pascagoula, Miss., native, Wiesenburg spent seven years teaching in Alaska before returning to his home state. Recently, Wiesenburg took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

August 15, 2011

A native New Yorker, Richard "Dick" Vogel has found a comfortable, rewarding home as Executive Director of the Southern Miss Eagle Club.

Richard "Dick" Vogel serves as Executive Director of the Eagle Club and Associate Director of Athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Vogel, who once commanded U.S. Army troops in Germany, took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

August 3, 2011

Dr. Virginia Crawford, director of Student Health Services at Southern Miss, says Mississippi needs more youngsters to dream about becoming physicians.

Dr. Virginia Crawford serves as director of Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi. Crawford, who once dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, took a few moments recently to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

July 21, 2011

Dr. David Davies, dean of the Honors College at Southern Miss, says the hard-working students of today put undergraduates of his era to shame.

Dr. David Davies serves as dean of the Honors College at The University of Southern Mississippi. An Arkansas native, Davies came to Southern Miss in 1991 as an adviser to the Student Printz. He took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

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