School Staff and Faculty

School of Education


Benjamin Burnett

Dean of Education
(601) 318-6144

Phyllis Armstrong

Assistant Professor of Education
(601) 318-6142

Allison Downing

Assistant Professor of Education
(601) 318-6604

Bobby Halford

Assistant Professor of Physical Education; Head Coach, Baseball
(601) 318-6110

Cena Holifield

Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy (Part-time)

Steve Knight

Assistant Professor of Physical Education; Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Head Coach, Men's Basketball
(601) 318-6415

Bitsy Miller

Part-time Assistant Professor of Education
(601) 318-6217

Jalynn Roberts

Coordinator of the Program in Higher Education/Assistant Professor of Education
(601) 318-6778

Brenda Thomas

Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Special Education
(601) 318-6605

Liesa Weaver

Assistant Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
(601) 318-6626

Susan Whitcomb

Assistant Professor of Education
(601) 318-6557

Tammie Brown

Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
(601) 318-6603

Barry Morris

Associate Professor of Education
(601) 318-6587

Patricia Ward

Associate Professor of Education
(601) 318-6191

Candice Aycock

Part-time Instructor of Education

Greg Bullock

Instructor of Physical Education, Chair, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
(601) 318-6558

Tracy English

Instructor of Physical Education; Head Coach, Women's Basketball; Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
(601) 318-6111

Joseph Hartfield

Instructor of Physical Education


Cassandra Conner

Academic Dean, Tradition, Assistant Professor of Education
(228) 702-1864

Melony Hanson

Assistant Professor of Education

James Harrison

Director of the Tradition Campus Education Program/Assistant Professor of Education
(228) 702-1841

Debra Herring

Assistant Professor of Education on the Tradition Campus
(228) 702-1863

Philip Pennington

Assistant Professor of Education
(228) 702-1879

Norris Williams

Associate Professor of Education on the Tradition Campus
(228) 702-1860

Peggy Gossage

Instructor of Education and Regional Librarian on the Tradition Campus
(228) 702-1890