Faculty & Staff

Ms. Heather Dearing

Ms. Heather Dearing

Physician Assistant Studies


Administrative Assistant I


P: 601-696-2320 for Ms. Heather Dearing
F: 601-696-2350 for Ms. Heather Dearing

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Portrait of Dr. James R. Kilgore wearing a tweed jacket and a dark pattern tie with a light shirt.

Dr. James R. Kilgore

Physician Assistant Studies


Interim Director


Assistant Professor


P: 601-484-0179 for Dr. James R. Kilgore
F: 601-696-2350 for Dr. James R. Kilgore

Portrait of Tarra Milligan wearing a red blouse. She has long brown hair.

Ms. Tara Milligan

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2321 for Ms. Tara Milligan
F: 601-696-2350 for Ms. Tara Milligan

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Portrait of Debra Munsell with short blond hair wearing a tweed jacket with a black shirt underneath

Dr. Debra Munsell

Physician Assistant Studies


Associate Professor


P: 601-696-2345 for Dr. Debra Munsell
F: 601-696-2350 for Dr. Debra Munsell

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Dr. Cedric J. Ruffin

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2344 for Dr. Cedric J. Ruffin
F: 601-696-2350 for Dr. Cedric J. Ruffin

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Dr. Lee Valentine

Physician Assistant Studies


Medical Director


P: 601-696-2320 for Dr. Lee Valentine
F: 601-696-2350 for Dr. Lee Valentine

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Ms. Heidi Vonderheide

Physician Assistant Studies


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-696-2294 for Ms. Heidi Vonderheide
F: 601-696-2350 for Ms. Heidi Vonderheide

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Portrait of Shey Washburn with long light red hair wearing a necklace and a white blouse

Ms. Shey Washburn

Physician Assistant Studies


Interim Associate Director and Coordinator of Clinical Experiences


Assistant Clinical Professor


P: 601-484-0196 for Ms. Shey Washburn
F: 601-696-2350 for Ms. Shey Washburn

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