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Introducing the New Psychology Faculty

A dynamic cohort strengthens UM with their experience and expertise SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Department of Psychology welcomes Kristin Austin, Jeffery Bednark, Andy Hales, Grace Rivera, and Kurt Streeter as new members of its faculty. Department chair Rebekah Smith stated: “It is with great enthusiasm we welcome these five […]


Psychology student Abby Church crowned Miss University 2022

October 3rd, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian Abby Church was crowned Miss University 2022 on Sunday night during the 73rd annual scholarship pageant. Church is a junior psychology major with a pre-law track and also a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. After a special interview with judges, an on-stage […]


Prize-Winning Psychologists

Honors for five professors and the doctoral programs bestowed in 2021 SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT It’s been a stellar year for the University of Mississippi Department of Psychology. Professors Laura Dixon, Alan Gross, Mervin Matthew, Stephanie Miller, and Carrie Smith along with the doctoral programs were feted for their accomplishments. “We are very […]


Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor August 31, 2021 by Emily Howorth After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment […]


Twenty UM graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.They are (top, from left) Mohammed Ahmed, Omayma Al Azzam, Tomayo Berida, Olena Ciftci, Savannah Draud, Kritika Gupta and James Howington; (middle) Myungjin Jung, Siddhi Korgaonkar, Salahuddin Mohammed, Hannah Nelson, Alaa Qrareya, Monika Salkar and Benjamin Sawyer; and (bottom) Joshua Semko, Samir Senapati, Caitlin Shaw, Jaret Webb, Kendall Wontor and Natasha Wood.

Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

Twenty students awarded grants for research, creative scholarship pursuits July 2, 2021 by Shea Stewart With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent […]


Faculty members from the UM College of Liberal Arts who have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year are (top, from left) Laura Dixon, Thái Hoàng Lê and Stephanie Miller, and (bottom, from left) Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sarah Hennigan and Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons.

Professors Honored for Creative Research

College of Liberal Arts faculty recognized during spring semester JUNE 28, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT Six faculty members in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year. Four professors received the Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award for junior […]


Three College of Liberal Arts professors at the University of Mississippi were recently recognized for their superior teaching. Photo by Logan Kirkland/ Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Exceptional Educators

College of Liberal Arts professors honored for excellence in teaching JUNE 17, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after […]


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UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion June 13, 2021 By Shea Stewart The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and […]


Stephanie Miller

Faculty Focus: Stephanie Miller

An associate professor of psychology and director of experimental training at the University of Mississippi, Stephanie Miller is a College of Liberal Arts Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement recipient with the 2021 Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award in the Social Sciences. Her research program focuses on early cognitive development, with […]


Laura J. Dixon

Faculty Focus: Laura Dixon

An assistant professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi since 2016, Laura J. Dixon received the 2021 Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award in Social Sciences for the College of Liberal Arts. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Wyoming after completing her predoctoral internship/residency at the University of […]