Name: Shannon Campbell, Ph.D., PMP

Professional Title: Senior Associate Vice President | Coastal Operations | The University of Southern Mississippi

Bio: Dr. Shannon Campbell is Senior Associate Vice-President for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Coastal Operations which oversees the university’s vision for being a national leader in addressing issues relevant to people in coastal and maritime settings. She is a certified Project Management Professional. Dr. Campbell served eight years as the Director of USM’s Trent Lott National Center, seventeen years in community college leadership, and has been co-owner of a small business with her husband for more than 29 years. Campbell is an experienced applied researcher and a strategic planner, and she has administered more than $48 million in federal and state grants.

Campbell serves on the Mississippi Aquarium Board and Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone Advisory Board. She is an active leader in supporting our nation’s military, helped launch the Mississippi Defense Initiative, and is currently serving as an Honorary Commander for the 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base. She earned an Industrial Engineering degree and worked as a Quality Engineer in manufacturing for five years prior to earning a master’s and doctorate degree from The University of Southern Mississippi.