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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

KERRY B MELEAR

LEADERSHIP & COUNSELOR EDUCATION
INTERIM CHAIR OF LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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107 GUYTON HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5016
Joined UM: 08/17/2004

Areas of Expertise

  • EDUCATION LAW
  • HIGHER EDUCATION LAW
  • HIGHER EDUCATION, ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE
  • HIGHER EDUCATION, LEGAL ISSUES
  • LAW
  • LAW, EDUCATION
  • LAW, HIGHER EDUCATION
  • LAW, STUDENT RIGHTS
  • STUDENT RIGHTS LAW

Brief Bio

Dr. Kerry Brian Melear is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi. His areas of expertise are college and university law, finance, and public policy. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Education Law Association, and a member of the editorial board of West's Education Law Reporter and the Journal of Cases in Education. He is also the book review editor for the Journal of Law and Education and a contributing editor to the Higher Education Law Blog. He was the editor or co-editor of The College Administrator and the Courts, a quarterly publication briefing legal cases of interest to university attorneys, administrators, and legal researchers, for seven years. He teaches courses in higher education law, finance, human resources, and international higher education. Dr. Melear has worked as a higher education policy analyst for the Florida Legislature, a research associate for the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, and an auditor for a Big Six accounting firm. He was honored to receive the University of Mississippi School of Education's Outstanding Researcher Award in 2007, 2010, and 2013, and was selected to membership on the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2012.

Degrees

BA
ACCOUNTING
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1995)
MAC
ACCOUNTING
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1996)
PHD
HIGHER EDUCATION
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY/TALLAHASSEE, FLORDIA (2001)

Committee Memberships

Education - Strategic Planning Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Education-Committee on Pre-Tenure Review
Ad Hoc Committee
Faculty Advisory Council for BGS Degree
Other Kind of Committee
SOE-Graduate Education and Research
Ad Hoc Committee
Sch of Educ - Strategic Planning
Other Kind of Committee

Awards

School of Education Researcher of the Year
2007
School of Education Researcher of the Year
2010
School of Education Researcher of the Year
2013