School of Education Faculty

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David Hand Dr. David Hand (2013) Dean of the School of Education
B.A., M.A., Oral Roberts University
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
Dr. Cynthia Wilkins Dr. Cynthia Wilkins (2013) Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Education
B.S., Baylor University
M.Ed., Mississippi College
Montessori Certification - Primary, MWEI Montessori Institute
Montessori Certification - Elementary, St. Nicholas Montessori College
Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Jim Young Dr. James Young, III (2018) Assistant Professor; Director of Doctoral Studies
B.S., Mississippi College
M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Tammie Brown Dr. Tammie Brown (2019) Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Undergraduate Program
B.S., Mathematics Education, University of Southern Mississippi
M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Southern Mississippi
Ed.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Southern Mississippi
Lydia Mccardle Dr. Lydia McCardle (2007) Professor of Education; Director of Clinical Internship
Ed.D. Mississippi State University
Ed. Spec. Mississippi State University
M.S. Mississippi State University
B.S. Delta State University
Claudia Nisbett Dr. Claudia Nisbett (2010) Professor of Education; Coordinator Graduate Reading Program
B.S.E., M.Ed. and Ed.D., Delta State University
Rebekah Mincey Dr. Rebekah Mincey (2013) Associate Professor of Education; Director of the Master of Arts in Education Program
B.S., M.S., William Carey University
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.
Mariella Simons Dr. Mariella Simons (2018) Assistant Professor of Education, Director of School Leadership and Supervision
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.Ed., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Tracey Gregory Dr. Tracey Gregory (2019) Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
B.S., Education, Jackson State University
M.Ed., Belhaven University
Ed.S., Delta State University
Ed.D., Delta State University
Catherine Wasson Dr. Catherine C. Wasson (1999) Professor of Education
B.A., Mississippi State
M.Ed., Delta State University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Stacey Donaldson

Dr. Stacey Donaldson (2021) Assistant Professor of Graduate Education, Director of ED. Tech and TESOL Programs
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
MAT, William Carey University
Ph.D., Walden University

Jennifer Downey

Jennifer Downey (2021) Coordinator, Doctoral Studies IRB Review and Publications
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., University of Oklahoma

Carol Simmons Ms. Carol Simmons, Administrative Assistant, Dean School of Education