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USM names 3 new chairs

Dr. Stacey Hall

Dr. Stacey Hall

Dr. Leisa Flynn

Dr. Leisa Flynn

Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte

Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in the College of Business when the 2016 fall semester begins.

Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte is the new chair of the Department of Management and International Business, and Dr. Leisa Flynn is the new chair of the Department of Marketing and Merchandising.

Hall, who has served as a faculty member at Southern Miss for the past 10 years, takes over for Dr. William Smith, who retired as Chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Sport Management in June. A native of Portadown, Northern Ireland, Hall earned all of her degrees at Southern Miss: undergraduate in 2001, master’s in 2003, and doctorate in 2006.

Peyrefitte, who joined the Southern Miss faculty in 2002, takes over the Department of Management and International Business from Dr. Bruce Gilstrap, who left the University earlier this year. A native of Miami, Fla., Peyrefitte earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (1980); his master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University (1989); and his doctorate from Florida Atlantic University (1996).

Flynn, who previously served as chair of the Department of Marketing and Merchandising from 2010-13, takes over for Dr. William Smith, who had been serving as interim chair. A native of New Orleans, Flynn has been a member of the Southern Miss faculty since 2010. She earned her undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College; her master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, and her doctorate from the University of Alabama.

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