Meagan Rosenthall, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director, William Magee Institute
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Office Phone: 662-915-2475
Meagen Rosenthal, PhD, is an accomplished researcher and leader in community wellbeing and engagement, with more than 15 years of experience collaborating with communities and researchers as they work towards common goals. Dr. Rosenthal earned a Master of Arts in Sociology and completed her PhD in Experimental Medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Rosenthal joined the faculty in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi in 2014 and holds the rank of associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration. In 2019, Dr. Rosenthal co-lead UM’s Community Wellbeing Flagship Constellation Initiative and later co-created the Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement (CREW) with Annie Cafer, PhD. Through CREW, she, and Dr. Cafer work with community stakeholders to create, access, analyze and apply knowledge and data that improves community wellbeing and decision-making.
Dr. Rosenthal utilizes this same set of skills now as the Interim Executive Director of the William Magee Institute, working with stakeholders to ensure it meets the needs of Mississippi and beyond.
Director of Operations
William Magee Institute
David Magee is the bestselling author of the award-winning Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love and Loss, a Publisher’s Weekly bestseller featured on CBS Mornings, and other books including How Toyota Became #1 (Penguin), a bestseller in India, and an award-winning columnist and TEDx presenter. His forthcoming book Things Have Changed: What Every Parent (and Educator) Should Know About the Student Mental Health, Substance Misuse Crisis will publish on August 8, 2023.
A sought-after speaker in schools and universities addressing students and parents about mental health and substance misuse challenges and solutions, and director of operations of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi, named after his late son, David also serves as a National Recovery Advisor for the Integrative Life Network treatment centers. Previously, has been a daily newspaper publisher, small business owner, a regular guest on CNBC, and once hosted a national cable TV and radio program — The David Magee Show. You can learn more at www.daviddmagee.com
Natasha Jeter, Ph. D
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
Office Phone: 662-915-5050
Natasha H. Jeter, Ph.D., Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, leads a team of professionals, including those from the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing, as well as University Health Services, University Counseling Center, Student Disability Services, Campus Recreation, Career Center and the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience.
Dr. Jeter spent the past two decades helping students, faculty, staff, and other professionals in higher education understand the connection between wellness and student success. A certified health education specialist and certified health coach, she earned a Master’s in Public Health and completed her PhD in Public Health with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden University in Minnesota.
Before coming to UM, Dr. Jeter served as the Assistant Dean of Health Wellness and Prevention Services at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. While there, Dr. Jeter also investigated risk behaviors related to health, with grant support provided by SAMHSA.