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Coastal Research & Extension Center

The Coastal Research and Extension Center is Mississippi State University’s “southern exposure,” linking residents of the coastal region to the university. The center’s mission is to conduct research and education programs aimed at developing a better understanding and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources in south Mississippi. Its applied research and educational programs with biological, physical and social systems focus on enhancing the quality of life of residents of Mississippi and other Gulf states.

Counties served include: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne.

MSU Mailstop:
Mailing Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi , MS
Physical Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi , Mississippi


Name Job Title Email
Ms. Jaden E Akers Intermittent Worker
Ms. Brianna Michelle Andrews Extension Program Assistant
Portrait of Dr. Gary R. Bachman Dr. Gary R. Bachman Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Christine E. Coker Dr. Christine E. Coker Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Ms. Renee Collini Extension Instructor
Ms. Catherine Jennifer Cowan Intermittent Worker
Ms. Sarah Cunningham Intermittent Worker
Portrait of Ms. Doris Irene Cycyk Ms. Doris Irene Cycyk Office Associate
Portrait of Dr. James M. DelPrince Dr. James M. DelPrince Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Ms. Mary Elizabeth Dikes Ms. Mary Elizabeth Dikes Business Manager I
Portrait of Dr. James Marcus Drymon Dr. James Marcus Drymon Assistant Extension Professor
Ms. Tiare Fridrich Intermittent Worker
Ms. Jessica Gooch Intermittent Worker
Ms. Elizabeth Carambat Hall Contracts & Grants Assistant
Ms. Shelby Ann Harrier Intermittent Worker
Ms. Mikaela C Heming Extension Associate I
Portrait of Dr. James Emery Henderson Dr. James Emery Henderson Professor and Head
Mr. Bryan Luis Huerta Beltran Intermittent Worker
Portrait of Mr. Matthew Bernard Jargowsky Mr. Matthew Bernard Jargowsky Extension Program Associate
Portrait of Ms. Amanda E. Jefferson Ms. Amanda E. Jefferson Extension Associate I
Ms. Abigail Elizabeth Johnson Intermittent Worker
Ms. Sara Elizabeth Martin Extension Associate I
Ms. Gillian Melissa Palino Intermittent Worker
Portrait of Dr. Wayne Porter Dr. Wayne Porter Senior Extension Associate
Portrait of Dr. Ben Posadas Dr. Ben Posadas Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Ms. Alyssa E. Rodolfich Extension Program Assistant
Ms. Amanda Nicole Sartain Extension Program Associate
Ms. Emily Seubert Extension Program Associate
Ms. Jennifer Smith Events Coordinator
Portrait of Dr. Eric L. Sparks Dr. Eric L. Sparks Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Eric Thomas Stafne Dr. Eric Thomas Stafne Extension/Research Professor
Ms. Emily Carole Stolz Intermittent Worker
Portrait of Dr. Shaun M. Tanger Dr. Shaun M. Tanger Assistant Professor
Ms. Kenzi Allison Trahan Intermittent Worker
Ms. Sonia Marie Vedral Extension Associate I
Mr. Anthony James Vedral Extension Program Associate
Mr. Matthew Finley Virden Extension Program Assistant
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Portrait of Dr. James Emery Henderson
Professor and Head
Forest Economics and Management