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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

Theresa Hilary Levitt

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
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328B BISHOP
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-3792
Joined UM: August 13, 2002

Brief Bio

Theresa Levitt is Professor of History and joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2002. She received her B.S. in physics from MIT, a MA in History from Iowa State University, and a PhD from Harvard. Her publications include The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848 (Oxford University Press, 2009) and A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse (W.W. Norton, 2013 and 2015). She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant and a Fulbright IIE Graduate Research Fellowship, among other honors. She is the author of numerous articles and papers on a variety of scientific subjects.

Degrees

BS
Physics
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (1993)
MA
History
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSSETTS (2001)
PhD
History
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSSETTS (2002)

Committee Memberships

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