College of Education and Human Development Administrative Team


Dr. Millard J. Bingham, Interim Dean – 601-979-2433

Dr. Tracy L. Harris, Interim Associate Dean – 601-979-1749


Departmental Chairs 

Dr. Gwendolyn S. Dawkins (Acting Chair), Health, Physical Education and Recreation –  601-979-2501 

Dr. Tracy L. Harris (Chair), Elementary & Early Childhood Education – 601-979-2341

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

Dr. Ronald E. Walker (Interim Chair), Educational Leadership – 601-979-2351 

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

Dr. Dennis Williams, Coordinator of Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) – 601-979-2349

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