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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
Dr. Gary R. Bachman Extension/Research Professor
Ms. Allison Michelle Blanchette Intermittent Worker
Dr. Christine E. Coker Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Ms. Sarah Cunningham Intermittent Worker
Dr. James M. DelPrince Assistant Extension Professor
Ms. Heather M. Dikes Intermittent Worker
Ms. Mary Elizabeth Dikes Business Manager I
Dr. James Marcus Drymon Assistant Extension Professor
Ms. Elizabeth Carambat Hall Contracts & Grants Assistant
Dr. James Emery Henderson Professor and Head
Mr. Darrell George Hubert Intermittent Worker
Dr. Glenn Hughes Extension Professor
Ms. Amanda E. Jefferson Extension Associate I
Ms. Sara Elizabeth Martin Extension Program Associate
Ms. Frankie McBeth Intermittent Worker
Ms. Ashley M. McDonald Intermittent Worker
Ms. Nancy Norris Moore Office Associate
Ms. Gillian Melissa Palino Intermittent Worker
Dr. Ben Posadas Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Ms. Maggie Elizabeth Roche Office Associate
Ms. Amanda Nicole Sartain Extension Program Assistant
Ms. Emily Seubert Extension Program Associate
Dr. Eric L. Sparks Assistant Extension Professor
Dr. Eric Thomas Stafne Assoc Extension/Research Prof
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