JSU Faculty Experts

Jackson State University offers hundreds of faculty experts in a wide range of fields who are available for print and broadcast interviews, guest commentary and expert analysis. Call University Communications at 601-979-2272.

 


African American History, civil rights movement history
Dr. Robert Luckett
601-979-2055
robert.luckett@jsums.edu

 

African-American Music
Dr. Russell Thomas
601-979-2141

russell.thomas@jsums.edu

 

Accounting
Dr. Quinton Booker
601-979-2414
qbooker@ccaix.jsums.edu

 

Athletics/NCAA rules
Dr. Vivian Fuller
601-979-2291
vivian.l.fuller@jsums.edu

 

Biology
Dr. Paul Tchounwou
601-979-3321
paul.b.tchounwou@jsums.edu
 

Dr. Huey-Min Hwang
Enhanced bioremediation, renewable energy, green biotechnology, environmental and nanomaterials toxicology
601-979-2595
huey-min.hwang@jsums.edu

 

Business Education
Dr. Cynthina Blackwell
601-979-26678
cynthia.b.blackwell@jsums.edu
 

Dr. Mary M. White
Professional development & communications, business plan development, customer service training, supervisory training, curriculum development, proposal writing
601-979-2541

mary.m.white@jsums.edu 

 

Cancer, Drug Discovery
Dr. Paresh Ray
601-979-3486
paresh.c.ray@jsums.edu

 

Cyberlearning
Dr. Robert Blaine
601-979-2141
robert.blaine@jsums.edu

 

Economics, Finance and General Business
Dr. Jean-Claude Asaad
601-979-4326
jassad@ccaix.jsums.edu

 

Education
Dr. Daniel Watkins
601-979-3415
daniel.watkins@jsums.edu


Dr. Rodney Washington
Elementary & Early Childhood Education
601.979.2341

rodney.washington@jsums.edu 

 

Entrepreneurship
Dr. Mary White
Chair
601-979-2675

mary.m.white@jsums.edu

 

Environmental science, hazardous materials management, computer science
Dr. Doris T. McPherson
601-594-2690 – cell
601-979-2474 – office

 

International Customs, Cultures
Dr. Lokesh Shivakumaraiah
601-979-3791
lokesh@jsums.edu

 

Language development and disorders in children and adolescents
Dr. Nola T. Radford, CCC-SLP
601-432-6717
nola.t.radford@jsums.edu

 

Literary criticism, American literature, classical and world literature, and postcolonial literature
Dr. Patsy J. Daniels
601-979-1480
editor.researcher@jsums.edu

 

Management and Marketing
Dr. J.R. Smith
601-979-2534
jrsmith@ccaix.jsums.edu

 

Mass Communications
Dr. Sunny Fridge
Broadcast journalism, convergence, internship, journalism, multimedia, minorities and women in media, new media.
601-979-3601
sunny.s.fridge@jsums.edu

 

Music, Orchestral Studies, Symphony
Dr. Robert Blaine
601-979-2141
robert.blaine@jsums.edu  

 

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Dr. Paresh Ray
601-979-3486
paresh.c.ray@jsums.edu

 

Politics, Racial Attitudes and Legislative behavior
Dr. D'Andre Orey
601-979-2737
byron.d.orey@jsums.edu

 

Psychology, Anxiety Disorders, Violence Prevention and Anger Management, Stigma Reduction and mental illness
Dr. Pamela G. Banks
601-979-2371
Pamela.g.banks@jsums.edu

 

Public Health, Rural Health
Dr. Emeka O.C. Nwagwu
601-979-8806
emeka.nwagwu@jsums.edu

Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi
601-979-1143
mohammad.shahbazi@jsums.edu

 

Public Policy
Dr. Otha Burton, Jr.
601-432-6865 
otha.burton@jsums.edu

 

Social Services
Dr. Mario Azvedo
601-432-6828
mario.j.azevedo@jsums.edu

 

Social Work
Dr. Leon W. Chestang
Child welfare, race & culture, marriage & family, and social work education
601-432-6828
leon.w.chestang@jsums.edu

 

Sociology
Dr. Thomas Kersen
Population, sociology of religion, communal living, community, the South and military and war
662-979-3040
thomas.m.kersen@jsums.edu

 

Veterans Affairs
Timothy Abram
601-979-6938
timothy.l.abram@jsums.edu

 

Speech, American Drama, Public Speaking
Dr. Mark Henderson
601-979-8612
mark.g.henderson@jsums.edu

 

Technology
Dr. Francis Tuluri
Electronics and microcontrollers technology; environmental modeling simulations; materials science; NMR imaging; science, engineering and technology education
601-955-1961 (cell)
601-979-8262 (office)
francis.tuluri@jsums.edu

 

Urban Planning/Economic Development
Dr. Kimberly Hilliard
Urban planning, community development, economic development, U.S. housing policy, and historic preservation
601-979-1058
kimberly.d.hilliard@jsums.edu