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Faculty Profile

GLENN R PARSONS

BIOLOGY
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
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120 SHOEMAKER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7479
Joined UM: 08/16/1988

Areas of Expertise

  • BIOLOGY
  • BIOLOGY, FISHERIES
  • BIOLOGY, SHARKS
  • ECOLOGY
  • FISH
  • SHARKS

Brief Bio

Glenn R. Parsons is Professor of Biology. Dr. Parsons received his PhD in Marine Science from the University of South Florida?s, School of Marine Science in 1987. He was previously employed by the State of Florida as a Research Assistant in the Fisheries Section of the Marine Research Institute. He took a position as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Ole Miss in 1987 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and then Full Professor in 1999. Dr. Parsons has published over 50 research papers on topics such as shark biology, fisheries, biomechanics of fish swimming and fish physiology. He recently published a book entitled ?Sharks, Skates and Rays of the Gulf of Mexico: A Field Guide?. Dr. Parsons was the 2007 recipient of a World Wildlife Fund, Smartgear Competition Award for his work with bycatch reduction in shrimp fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Parsons teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Freshman Biology, Fish Biology, Biological Oceanography, Ichthyology, Conservation Biology and the Physiology of Aquatic Animals.

Degrees

BS
BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA/BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (1977)
MS
BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA/MOBILE, ALABAMA (1981)
PHD
BIO OCEANOGRAPHY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA/TAMPA, FLORIDA (1987)