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Dr. Tamar L. Goulet's Lab
University of Mississippi


Goulet full-size statue is on display at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Dallas, Texas.

Her statue, part of the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, is on display at the Arboretum Kaleidoscope from September 9th through December 31st.

Goulet full-size statue was on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. during the month of March.

Dr. Goulet selected as IF/Then Ambassador

I am an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN® program ambassador.


About Me

Hi! I am Dr. Tamar L. Goulet.  When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I am paid to think.  I love thinking, investigating, and challenging existing paradigms.

I am a marine biologist who works on coral reefs.  I became a certified diver in 1988.  At that time, there was no female dive gear, let alone any equipment with pink on it.  Dive gear came in various shades of black.  Dive computers did not exist.  If you encountered problems with your air supply from your tank, and you needed air underwater, you had to persuade your dive buddy to share their regulator since a second stage (a spare regulator) was not part of the plan.  A lot has changed since 1988, including coral reefs themselves.  With a 30-year perspective, I have seen the detrimental effects of global climate change.

I am, however, not ancient and very much alive.  My work has taken me all over the world and introduced me to amazing people.  With my students, we continue to investigate multiple and forever changing questions.  Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about our interests and our work.


Introduction video


Teaching Awards

2018 Honorable Mention, PLATO (Personalized Learning and Adaptive Teaching Opportunities) Program Teaching Excellence Award

2008 College of Liberal Arts Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen

1997 Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award, SUNY at Buffalo

1996 Honorable Mention for Excellence in Teaching, SUNY at Buffalo