Dr. Jackie McIIwain, Assistant professor of Clarinet, began teaching at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. She was a recipient of The Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence, which allowed her to complete a Body Mapping Licensure to aid in the development for a Body Mapping and Injury Prevention course. Dr. McIIwain keeps an active performance and teaching schedule while traveling throughout the country and internationally. Her major teachers include Dr. Todd Waldecker, Professor Howard Klug and Dr. Frank Kowalsky, and has earned degrees from Middle Tennessee State University (BM), Indiana University (MM), and The Florida State University (DM). She has previously taught at Southeastern Louisiana University and The Florida State University.