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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

John S Brewer

Professor of Biology
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412 Shoemaker
University, MS 38655
(662) 915-1077
Joined UM: January 1, 1996

Areas of Expertise


Brief Bio

J. Stephen Brewer is Professor of Biology. Dr. Brewer received his Ph.D. in Botany from Louisiana State University in 1994. Following 2 years as a Mellon Foundation and National Science Foundation supported post-doctoral research associate at Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Mississippi (January 1996). In August 2002, he was awarded tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Brewer has published 34 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of plant ecology and conservation biology and currently has four additional peer-reviewed papers in press. His research has been funded by the USDA Forest Service, NSF, the National Geographic Society, the National Audubon Society, Mississippi Alabama Seagrant, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Brewer teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ecology, conservation biology, and statistics, as well as a freshman non-majors course in ecology, evolution, and diversity. He has been an editor for the journals, Ecology and Plant Ecology.


Hendrix College (1986)
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (1989)
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (1994)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
CLA Tenure & Promotion Advisory Comm.
Other Kind of Committee
Grad School - Minimum Stipend
Ad Hoc Committee