College of Education and Human Development Administrative Team


Dr. Tracy L. Harris, Interim Dean – 601-979-2433

Dr. Gwendolyn J. Williams, Interim Associate Dean – 601-979-2433 


Department Chairs 

Dr. Albert Carter (Interim Chair), Educational Administration, Foundations and Research-601-979-1140

Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Assistant Department Chair, Elementary & Early Childhood Education – 601-979-2341

Dr. Dion Porter, School Community & Rehab Counseling – 601-979-3364

Dr. James H. Robinson, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation – 601-979-3364

Dr. Deidre L. Wheaton, (Interim Chair), Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies– 601-979-2370


Program Directors and Coordinators

Dr. Kanesha Bennett, Interim Director of Lottie W. Thornton Early Childcare Center – 601-979-2396
Dr. Walter Brown, Director of Executive Ph. D. – 601-979-2434

Ms. Nadine Gilbert, Director of Unit Support, Partnerships & Communications – 601-979-2435

Dr. Tony Latiker, Coordinator of Assessment & Accreditation – 601.979.0300

Dr. Sam Mozee, Jr., Director of Mississippi Urban Research Center – 601-979-4204

Dr. LaKeisha Opara-Nadi, Interim Director of the Center for Teacher Quality – 601.979.2762

Dr. Chandra B. Pollard, Regional Coordinator of America Reads Mississippi (ARM) – 601.979.1474

Dr. Dennis Williams, Coordinator of Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) – 601-979-2439

Dr. Carlos Wilson, Director of the School of Lifelong Learning/Interim Chair, Professional Interdisciplinary Studies – 601-979-8895