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Graduate Program Contacts

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Joseph Tacy, PhD, RN
Phone: 601-984-4588

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Audwin Fletcher, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN
Phone: 601-984-6210

Program and Track Directors

Director, DNP Program
Linda Upchurch, DNP, ANP-BC
Phone: 601-984-1713

Director, PhD in Nursing Program
Mary W. Stewart, PhD, RN, FAAN
Phone: 601-984-6221

Director, RN-MSN Program
Tina Ferrell, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Phone: 601-815-9024

Interim Director, Acute/Primary Pediatric and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner tracks
Amy Carroll, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC
Phone: 601-984-6339

Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track
Audwin Fletcher, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN
Phone: 601-984-6210

Director, Family Nurse Practitioner track
Derek Holt, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC
Phone: 601-984-6200

Director, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track
Carl H. Mangum, II, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CHS, CHEP
Phone: 601-984-6269

Director, Nurse Educator track
Kim Douglas, PhD, RN, CNE
Phone: 601-984-6261

Director, Nursing and Health Care Administrator track
Jeanne Calcote, PhD, RN
Phone: 601-984-4192

Division of Student Affairs

Project Manager, Admissions Counselor and Early Entry Liaison
Tara Rushing, MS
Phone: 601-815-0124

Project Manager, Marketing and Recruitment
Brittany Vice, BS
Phone: (601) 984-6262

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