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Administrative Team

Dr. Jerri A. Haynes, Dean – 601-979-2433

Executive Administrative Staff
Mrs. Gretta Mabry-Ashley, Dean’s Executive Administrative Assistant – 601-979-2433

Departmental Chairs
Dr. Albert Carter (Chair), Educational, Administration and Foundational Research – 601-979 2351
Dr. Stephanie R. Davidson (Chair), Elementary & Early Childhood Education – 601-979 2341
Dr. Dion Porter (Chair), Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services – 601-979 2361
Dr. James H. Robinson (Chair), Health, Physical Education, and Recreation – 601-979 2768
Dr. Doreen Myrie (Interim Chair) Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies – 601-979-6330

Program Directors and Coordinators
Ms. Nakia Cooper (Interim Director), Lottie W. Thornton Early Childcare Center – 601-979 2396
Dr. Walter Brown (Director), Executive Ph. D. – 601-979- 4002
Ms. Cheryl Jones (Director/Program Specialist), Cleopatra D. Thompson Curriculum Center – 601-979 0378
Dr. Tony Latiker (Associate Dean), Assessment & Accreditation – 601-979 0300
Dr. Sam Mozee, Jr. (Director), Mississippi Urban Research Center – 601-979-1386
Dr. LaKeisha Opara-Nadi (Director), Center for Teacher Quality – 601-979-2762
Dr. Dennis Williams (Director), Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) – 601-979 2439
Dr. Deidre Wheaton (Director), School of Lifelong Learning – 601-979- 8738



Our college is committed to preparing future educators, counselors, and leaders who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in their chosen field. Our faculty are experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentorship, and who are actively engaged in research that informs and improves their work in the classroom.

In addition to our academic programs, we offer a variety of resources and support services to help students succeed. Our Center for Student Success provides academic advising, tutoring, and other services designed to help students achieve their academic goals. We also offer a number of experiential learning opportunities, such as student teaching, internships, and service learning, that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field.

At the College of Education and Human Development, we believe that education is the key to creating a better world. Whether you are interested in teaching, counseling, leadership, or any other field related to education and human development, we are here to help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

The vision of the College of Education and Human Development is to be the premier Urban institution of choice within the state of Mississippi, the region, and the nation for the preparation of teachers, counselors and mental health professionals, professional development specialists, school leaders, and other school related professional practitioners with the latest in technology, best practices and as responsive educators with adaptive expertise.

We are also proud of our designation as a provider institution and partner with the U.S. PREP National Center for Educator Preparation Transformation.

College Of Education And Human Development


College of Education and Human Development
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2433