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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

WILLIAM JOSEPH SUMRALL

TEACHER EDUCATION
PROFESSOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AND COORDINATOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
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328GUYTON
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7350
Joined UM: 08/15/2000

Areas of Expertise

  • ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, SCIENCE OF

Brief Bio

Dr. William J. Sumrall is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He began his teaching career as a high school science teacher in Florida after graduating from the University of Mississippi. After receiving his doctorate in science education from the University of Southern Mississippi he began his professorial career at Northeastern Illinois University. McNeese State and Mississippi State universities were other institutions he worked prior to his employment at Ole Miss. Developing curriculum for the K-12 classroom and research in science education have led to over thirty publications in national refereed journals, multiple grant fundings, and a variety of service activities. Currently he is serving as membership director for the Council for Elementary Science International organization.

Degrees

BA
ZOOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1978)
BS
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1982)
MS
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI/HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI (1986)
PHD
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI/ HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI (1990)

Committee Memberships

Curr & Policy Committee - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
Curr. & Inst - Revision of Comp. Exams
Other Kind of Committee
Education-Committee on Pre-Tenure Review
Ad Hoc Committee
Innovative STEM Education-VCRSP
Task Force
SOE-Faculty Performance and Development
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

School of Education Researcher of the Year
2002