Lee Cohen

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Psychology

Lee Michael Cohen


Lee Cohen is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor in the Department of Psychology. He comes to the University of Mississippi after 15 years at Texas Tech University, where he served as chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Cohen's Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. As a faculty member he has received several university-wide awards for his teaching and academic achievement. His research examines the behavioral and physiological mechanisms that contribute to nicotine use and dependence and he is interested in in the development of optimal smoking cessation treatments. He has received more than $1. 5 million from funding agencies including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts are 18 degree-granting departments, three ROTC units, 11 centers, and several programs:

Departments in the College of Liberal Arts

  • Art & Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Classics
  • English
  • Economics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Writing & Rhetoric

Three ROTC Units

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Military Science & Leadership
  • Naval Science

Interdisciplinary Majors & Minors

  • African American Studies
  • Cinema
  • East Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies (Minor)
  • International Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Southern Studies


  • Center for Archaeological Research
  • Center for Civil War Research
  • Clinical-Disaster Research Center
  • Health Professions Advising Office
  • Mississippi Geographic Alliance
  • Center for Population Studies
  • Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
  • Social Science Research Laboratory
  • Center for the Study of Southern Culture
  • Southern Documentary Project
  • Southern Foodways Alliance


Ph.D. Psychology, Oklahoma State University Main Campus (1999)