The Alabama Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (MESC) is comprised of 22 public and private colleges and universities. The Presidents of each school make up the MESC Board of Directors. The Program Committee members consist of one faculty member, appointed by the President, from each of the member institutions. These members serve as the primary liaison between the member institution and the DISL and are responsible for advising the DISL Executive Director in planning and implementing the education, research, and service programs of the DISL.

The contact information listed is for the Program Committee Member.

**Schools with Graduate Programs

**Alabama A & M University
President: Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr.
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Elica M. Moss, Ph.D. 
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
212 Carver Com[plex South-Thomas Wing
Normal, AL 35762
Ph: (256) 372-8219
Fax: (256) 372-8288

**Alabama State University
President: Dr. Quinton T. Ross
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Sabita Saldanha
Alabama State University Department of Biological Sciences
915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 604-8416
Fax: (334) 229-1007

Athens State University
President: Dr. Philip Way
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Shannon Pittman, Assistant Professor of Biology
Athens State University
300 N. Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
Ph: (256) 233-6519
Fax: (256) 233-8164

**Auburn University
President: Dr. Jay Gogue
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Anthony G. Moss
Auburn University Dept. of Biological Sciences
101 Rouse Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Ph: (334) 844-3222
Fax: (334) 844-2333

Auburn University at Montgomery
Chancellor: Dr. Carl Stockton
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. John Aho
Auburn University at Montgomery
Department of Biology
Montgomery, AL 36124
Ph: (334) 244-3787
Fax: (334) 244-3826

Birmingham Southern College
President: Dr. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Andrew Gannon
Birmingham Southern College Department of Biology
Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254
Ph: (205) 226-4899
Fax: (205) 226-3078

Huntingdon College
President: Rev. J. Cameron West
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Paul Gier
Huntingdon College Department of Biology
1500 East Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106 
Ph: (334) 833-4510
Fax: (334) 833-4486

**Jacksonville State University
President: Dr.  John M. Beehler
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. George Cline
Jacksonville State University Department of Biology
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Ph: (256) 782-5798
Fax: (256) 782-5587
Samford University
President: Dr. Andrew Westmoreland
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Anthony S. Overton
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Howard College of Arts and Sciences 
800 Lakeshore Drive 
Birmingham, AL 35229
Ph: (205) 762-2944
Fax: (205) 726-2479


Spring Hill College
President: Dr. Christopher Puto
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Charles Chester
Spring Hill College Department of Biology 
Mobile, AL 36608
Ph: (251) 380-3071
Fax: (251) 460-2198

Stillman College
President: Cynthia Warrick
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Moses Darpolor
School of Arts & Sciences
3601 Stillman Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Ph: (205) 366-8929
Fax: (205) 366-8942

Talladega College
President: Dr. Billy C. Hawkins
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Andrew Coleman
Silsby Science Hall Rm B2 
627 West Battle St. 
Talladega, AL 35160
Ph: (256) 761-6444
Fax: (256) 761-6437

**Troy University
President: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Stephen Landers
Troy University Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences 
Troy, AL 36082
Ph: (334) 670-3661
Fax: (334) 670-3662

**Tuskegee University
President: Dr. Charlotte P. Morris
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Richard Whittington
Tuskegee University Department of Biology 
Tuskegee, AL 36088 
Ph: Ph: (334) 727-8822
Fax: (334) 724-3919

**University of Alabama
President: Dr. Stuart Bell
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Julie Olson
University of Alabama Department of Biological Science 
Box 870344 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344
Ph: (205) 348-2633
Fax: (205) 348-1786

**University of Alabama at Birmingham
President: Dr. Ray L. Watts
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Ken Marion
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology 
University Station 
Birmingham, AL 35294
Ph: (205) 934-4290/934-8308
Fax: (205) 975-6097

**University of Alabama at Huntsville
President: Dr. Darren Dawson
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Zach Culumber
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Huntsville
Department of Biology, Huntsville, AL 35899 
Ph: (256) 824-2519
Fax: (256) 824-6305

University of Mobile
President: Dr. Lonnie Burnett
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Lesley Baggett
University of Mobile Department of Natural Sciences 
P.O. Box 13220 Mobile, AL 36663
Ph: (251) 442-2408
Fax: (251) 442-2523

University of Montevallo
President: Dr. John Stewart III
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Jill Wicknick
University of Montevallo Department of Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics 
Montevallo, AL 35115 
Ph: (205) 665-6458
Fax: (205) 665-6477


University of North Alabama
President: Dr. Kenneth D. Kitts
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Emily Kasl
University of North Alabama Department of Biology
Box 5048
Florence, AL 35632
Ph: (256) 765-4703
Fax: (256) 443-9165

**University of South Alabama
President: Tony G. Waldrop
Program Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Amy Sprinkle
University of South Alabama Department of Marine Sciences 
Mobile, AL 36688 
Ph: (251) 460-7136
Fax: (251) 414-8220

University of West Alabama
President: Dr. Ken Tucker
rogram Committee/Liaison Officer:
Dr. Lee Stanton University of West Alabama Department of Biology 
Livingston, AL 35470  Ph: (205) 652-3415
Fax: (205) 652-3831