Black new biological sciences academic coordinator

Michael Black

Michael Black has joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State as academic coordinator.

The vision of the Department of Biological Sciences is to develop a strong regional and national reputation as a research-active biology department and to leverage strengths in research to deliver a high-quality comprehensive education in the biological sciences. As one of the largest academic units at Mississippi State, the department is home to 25 instructors and tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The department offers three B.S. degrees (Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Medical Technology) and three graduate degrees (an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and an M.S. in General Biology, a distance program for science teachers).

Black began his career at the East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle Campus as recruiting coordinator. During his 13-year tenure with EMCC, the college experienced record growth in enrollment, academic prominence, and athletic success. He also founded the EMCC Student Ambassador program and the JourneyEAST summer orientation program for new students.

A lifelong resident of Starkville, Black is an active member of First Baptist Church. An alumnus of Mississippi State University, he enjoys attending Bulldogs sporting events and supporting the Famous Maroon Band, which he served as drum major from 2001-2002. A member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), he is pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Enrollment Management (Ruffalo Noel Levitz) through Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Mass.

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