Health, Physical Education, & Recreation Faculty


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John Alvarez, Ph.D. –
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi
Health & Human Performance

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Timothy E. Colbert MS, ATC, LAT
BS in Microbiology (1995) from Mississippi State University
MS in Exercise Science (2000) from Mississippi State University
Certifications :
BOC Certification and State Licensed in Mississippi since 1996
NATA Clinical Instructor Educator since 2004
American Red Cross FA/CPR Instructor since 2004              
X-Ray Technician since 2006

Box B – 2
Cleveland, MS. 38733
Office – 662-846-4561
Fax – 662-846-4571
Cell – 662-719-9153


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Matt Dalrymple


Program Coordinator B.S. Ed. HPER
PEAK PROJECT Grant field experience coordinator

B.S. Physical Education, The University of North Alabama (2002)

M.S. Physical Education, The University of West Alabama (2005)

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Todd M. Davis, CPRP, AFO
Recreation Leadership Program Coordinator/Outdoor Recreation Director

"The Dave Heflin Professorship"

2005 BS Ed. – University of Idaho – Education, Physical Education / Health (Cum Laude)

2008 MS Ed. – University of Idaho – Recreation and Sport Administration




Mary L Jones, PhD, ATC
Athletic Training Education Program Director and Assistant Professor
BS: Coaching and Sports Administration w/ Emphasis in Athletic Training; The University of Southern Mississippi (1992)
MS: Human Performance w/ Emphasis in Sports Administration; The University of Southern Mississippi (1996) 
PhD: Human Performance w/ Emphasis in Administration and Teaching, Foci: Athletic Training Education; The University of Southern Mississippi (2004)

Box B-2
Cleveland, MS  38733
662-846-4562 (phone)
662-846-4571 (fax)

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Gerald Jordan
Head Athletic Trainer
Box A-3
Cleveland, MS. 38733



Becky Roberson

Secretary, HPER

Forest Wyatt Gym 101

DSU, Box B-2
Cleveland, MS 38733


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Wayne Lee, Ed.D. – Visiting Professor

University of Southern Mississippi

Administration & Measurement and Evaluation

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Bill Marchant

Assistant Professor of HPER Physical Education – Delta State College – 1969
M.Ed. in Physical Education – Livingston University – 1973
Served as DSU’s Head Baseball Coach  (1989-96)
Serve as DSU’s Sports Hall Coordinator  (1999-Present)
Serve as DSU’s Alumni Coaches Hall of Fame Coordinator  (1999-Present)
Serve as DSU’s Athletic Alumni Coordinator  (1999-Present)

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Ronnie Mayers
Assistant Athletic Director for Special Projects and Director of Aquatics


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R. Hunter Moore

Instructor / Assistant Athletic Trainer
BS in Athletic Training (1996), University of Alabama
MEd in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (1999), Delta State University
Certifications :
BOC Certification since 1997
State Licensed in Mississippi since 2003

Box B-2
Cleveland, MS. 38733

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Petya Gancheva Petrova 
Assistant Aquatic Director

BS, Business Management, Delta State University(2006)

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Doug Pinkerton

BS, Teaching & Coaching Education, Mississippi State University (1993)
MED, Delta State University, (1999)
Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness & Wellness
Assistant Aquatics Director
Head Cross Country Coach
PO Box B2
Cleveland, MS  38733


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Dr. Milton R. Wilder, Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Programs

B.S. in Physical Education, Samford University,
M.S, Physical Education, Univ. of Ala B-ham,
Ed.D. Physical Education, Univ. of Ala.