Dr. Cockrell Stuart currently advises pre-med and pre-vet students in the Health Professions Advising Office. She has also worked both in career services and development. She teaches Business Communications in the School of Business and also serves as an Instructional Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration. Dr. Cockrell Stuart earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Southern Mississippi where she studied student retention, mentoring relationships and successful transitions in academic life. These research interests inspire her work with students where she feels that moving from life as a student to a new professional involves learning a number of successful transition and leadership strategies.
Beyond her work in the Career Center, she is very involved in campus life serving on a variety of committees as well as serving as an advisor to the Student Personnel Association and the Pre-Veterinary Student Organization. Her dedication to the field includes previously serving as President of Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers as well assisting in other roles and committees both in MACE and SoACE (Southern Association of Colleges and Employers).