Joseph M. Wahome, a former associate professor of biology in the department of natural sciences and environmental health at Mississippi Valley State University, died late last month in Greenwood Mississippi. He was 55 years old.
Dr. Wahome joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 1995 as an assistant professor. Earlier, he conducted postdoctoral research for the National Park Service at Golden Gate National Park in California. Dr. Wahome was also affiliated with the National Marine and Fisheries Science Center in Miami.
During his tenure at Mississippi Valley State University, Dr. Wahome served two terms as vice president of the faculty senate and one term as president. He chaired the department of natural sciences and environmental health at Mississippi Valley State University from 2002 to 2010.
Dr. Wahome earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. He held a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley.