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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.

November 22, 2016

Dr. Westley "Lee" Follett, associate professor of history, stresses that education is valuable not because of where it might lead you but rather for what it makesyou.

Dr. Westley “Lee” Follett is an associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, who was recently named the University’s Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council. At the University’s Gulf Park campus, Follett specializes in religious history, with emphases on monasticism, hagiography, liturgy and manuscript studies, and a geographical focus on pre-Norman Ireland.

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?

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?

June 9, 2015

Adjunct professor in Department of Human Capital Development focuses on real-world applications as part of teaching philosophy.

For the past five years, Dr. David Vance has served as adjunct professor of managing workplace learning in the Department of Human Capital Development on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus. In 2006, Dr. Vance received the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. In 2004, he was named the Corporate University Leader of the Year by the International Quality and Productivity Center for their annual CUBIC (Corporate University Best in Class) Awards. Dr.

April 1, 2015

The University's acquisition of the unique Point Sur research vessel helps Southern Miss not only enhance the high-quality education and research opportunities we provide as the leading marine science institution in the state of Mississippi, but it will also provide valuable benefits to our community and associated marine economy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience a significant milestone in the growth and development of The University of Southern Mississippi’s research program as the research vessel Point Sur made its way across the Panama Canal. As I traveled to the country of Panama, entered the waters of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and explored the most recent addition to USM’s fleet, I was struck by the impact this vessel will have on our marine science research initiatives.

August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

September 25, 2012

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September 20, 2012

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