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Emeriti Faculty & Administration

Emeriti Administration

Sheila Adams (1973-2018) Dean and Professor Emerita of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, A.A., Sullins College; B.S.N., M.S.N., Emory University; Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Jim Borsig (2012-2018) President Emeritus, B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Gail Gunter (1974 -2016) Dean Emerita of Library Services, B.S., M.S., Mississippi University for Women; MLS; University of Alabama

Hal E. Jenkins, II (1999-2011) Dean and Professor Emeritus of Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, B.S.E., Delta State University; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Sue Jolly (2005-2015) Dean and Professor Emerita of Education, College of Education and Human Sciences, B.S., M.S., Mississippi University for Women; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Claudia A. Limbert (2002-2010) President Emerita, B.A., Bethel College, M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Clyda S. Rent (1989-2001) President Emerita, A.B., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Emeriti Faculty

Jessica Lynn Alexander (1975-2008) Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing, B.S.N., Mississippi University for Women; M.S.N., University of Mississippi

James Allen (1999-2015) Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, B.M., M. M.; University of Southern Mississippi

Suzanne Meriweather Bean (1989-2008) Professor Emerita of Education, B.S., Delta State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi 

Suzanne L. Bennett (1981-2007) Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing, B.A., Harding University; M.S.N., Mississippi University for Women 

William (Peppy) Biddy (1987-2018) Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Director of Graduate Theatre, B.F.A., University of Mississippi; M.F.A., Trinity University

Lauren Brandon (2003-2020) Professor Emerita of Microbiology, B.S., Ohio State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Laverne Bray (1966-1976) Assistant Professor Emerita of Business, B.A., Blue Mountain College; M.B.Ed., University of Mississippi 

Gloria Bunnell (1999-2016) Professor Emerita of English, B.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Dorothy Burdeshaw (1973-1994) Professor Emerita of Health and Kinesiology, A.B., Judson College; M.S., Louisiana State University; Ed.D., University of Texas

Marie Byrne (1997-2018) Professor Emerita of Speech-Language Pathology, B.S., East Stroudsburg State University; M.A., Trenton State College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Hubert James Davidson, Jr. (1975-2007) Professor Emeritus of Paralegal Studies, B.A., J.D., University of Mississippi 

Carl J. Doumit (1973-2004) Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.A.T., M.S., Ph.D., Tulane University 

Cherry Dunn (1999-2019) Visiting Assistant Professor Emerita of Music, B.M.E., Mississippi University for Women; M.M., D.M.A., University of Alabama

Elaine Evans (1986-2017) Professor Emerita of Accounting, B.S., M.S.,  Mississippi University for Women, E.D.D., Mississippi State University

Lawrence L. Feeney (1968-2003) Professor Emeritus of Art, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa 

Jon R. Fortman (1968-2004) Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, B.S., University of Florida; M.Ed., Louisiana State University; M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University 

K. Randell Foxworth (2008-2019) Professor Emeritus of Health and Kinesiology, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

David H. Frank (1965-2001) Professor Emeritus of Art, B.S., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., Tulane University 

Barbara Ann Garrett (1967-1991) Professor Emerita of Health and Kinesiology, B.S., Mississippi University for Women; M.Ed., Ed.D., Mississippi State University 

Janice Giallourakis (1983-2013) Professor Emerita of Nursing, B.S.N., Alverno College; M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University 

Robert Gibson (1989-2020) Professor Emeritus of Art, B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.F.A., University of Tennessee

Theo J. Gordon (1973-1999) Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing, B.S., M.S., Rutgers University 

Michelle Harmon (1982-2018) Professor Emerita of Speech-Language Pathology, B.S., M.S., Mississippi University for Women; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Bryan Hilliard (2005-2020) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, B.A., Elon University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville 

Jane Hinton (1974-2005) Professor Emerita of English, B.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 

Rita Hinton (1993-2012) Professor Emerita of Philosophy, B.S., Mississippi State University; M.A., University of South Carolina: Ph.D., University of Georgia 

Jane C. Hodges-Crater (1971-1996) Professor Emerita of Education, B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi University for Women; Ed.D., University of Mississippi 

Richard Holden (2002-2017) Professor Emeritus of Education, B.S. South Dakota State University; M.S.; Troy State University-Troy; M.S.; Ph.D.,  Mississippi State University

Sarah Howell (1972-2011) Assistant Professor Emerita of Associate Nursing, A.D.N., B.S., Mississippi University for Women; M.S.N., University of Mississippi Medical Center

James W. Hunt (1963-1989) Professor Emeritus of Education, B.S., Mississippi College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Mississippi 

Joyce M. Hunt (1976-2001) Professor Emerita of Business, B.S., M.S., Mississippi University for Women; Ed.D., Mississippi State University 

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick (1976-2015) Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing, ASN, BSN, University of Mississippi; MSN, Mississippi University for Women

R. Bruce Lacey (1973-2003) Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, A.B., Albion College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Thomas Michael Longton (1990-2015) Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish, B.A. University of North Carolina at Ashville; M.A., University of Arizona, Ph.D., University of Alabama

Paul Mack (2006-2017) Professor Emeritus of Biology, B.S., University of California-River; M.S., University of California-Davis; Ph.D. University of Georgia

Linda Mahoney (2005-2016) Professor Emerita of Education, B.A., Goshen College; E.D.D., Texas A & M University-Commerce

Patricia H. Matthes (1980-2004) Professor Emerita of Library Services, B.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.L.S., University of Alabama 

Margaret E. McClintock (1996-2009) Professor Emerita of Management Information Systems, B.S., San Diego State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Ohio University

Linda S. (Cox) Mills (1987-2007) Professor Emerita of Nursing, BSN Program, B.S.N., Florida State University; M.S.N., University of Alabama; Ed.D., University of Mississippi 

Martha Jo Mims (1970-2000) Professor Emerita of Human Sciences, B.S., M.S., Ed.S., Mississippi University for Women; Ph.D., Florida State University 

Deborah Miranda (1994 -2015) Professor Emerita of Nursing, BSN, University of Kentucky; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Richard Montalto (1988-2016) Professor Emeritus of Music, BA, University of New Orleans; MA, Tulane University of Louisiana; DMA, The University of North Texas

Barbara Moore (1996-2011)Professor Emerita of Gifted Studies, B.S., Northwestern University; M.A., San Francisco State University; M.S., University of Southern Maine; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Thomas D. Nawrocki (1970-2012) Professor Emeritus of Art, B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin 

William S. Parker (1974-2007) Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, B.A., Wabash College; M.S., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Utah 

M. Judy Pate (1973-1998) Assistant Professor Emerita of Mathematics, B.A., Harding College, M.Ed., M.C.S., Mississippi State University; Ed.S., Mississippi University for Women 

Bridget Smith-Pieschel (1983-2020) Professor Emerita of English, and Director of the Center of Women's Research and Public Policy, B.S., M.S., Mississippi University for Women; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Stephen R. Pieschel (1967-1992) Assistant Professor Emeritus of English, B.A., St. Louis University; M.A., University of Mississippi 

George Pinchuk (2004-2018) Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, M.D., Kyiv Medical University; Ph.D., Academy of Medical Sciences, USSR 

R. Glenn Rhyne, Jr. (2001-2010) Professor Emeritus of Economics, B.S. Western Carolina University; M.A., Appalachian State University; D.B.A. Mississippi State University

Alma J. Roberts (1966-1981) Assistant Professor Emerita of Business, B.S., Livingston University; M.E., University of Texas, Austin 

Sarah P. Sanders (1971-1995) Professor Emerita of Home Economics, B.S., Mississippi University for Women; M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Florida State University 

Robert Seney (1993-2006) Professor Emeritus of Gifted Studies, B.A., University of Missouri; M.Div., Nashotah House; Ed.D., University of Houston

Harry L. Sherman (1961-1992) Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, B.S., Jacksonville State College; M.S., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Patricia Smyth (1994-2017) Professor Emerita of Nursing, BSN, State University of New York at Bing; MSN, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Cathy Smith (2004-2020) Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing, BSN, B.S.N., Mississippi University for Women; M.S.N., University of Alabama-Huntsville; D.N.P., Samford University 

Carole Ann Stewart (1972-2001) Professor Emerita of Health and Kinesiology, B.S., Murray State University; M.S., Indiana University; Ed.D., University of Mississippi 

Rebecca S. Stockwell (1964-1992) Professor Emerita of History, B.A., LaGrange College; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University 

Marilyn R. Swingle (1967-1992) Professor Emerita of Music, B.M., M.M., Ph.D., Florida State University 

Joan T. Thomas (1961-1987) Professor Emerita of Health and Kinesiology, B.S., Mississippi University for Women; M.A., Ed.D., Mississippi State University 

Joy Townsend (1995-2018) Assistant Professor Emerita of Speech-Language Pathology, B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S., Mississippi University for Women

Martha Fulton Wells (1964-1996) Emma Ody Pohl Professor Emerita of Health and Kinesiology, B.S., University of Montevallo; M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Florida State University 

Nancy Wheeley (1967-2017) Assistant Professor Emerita of Library Services, B.A., Muskingum College; MLS, University of Pittsburgh

Shaochen Yang (1988-2012) Professor Emerita of Mathematics, B.S., National Chengchi University (Taiwan); M.S., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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