SSRC Chronicles: March 2014


Dr. Tracy Greever-Rice, Associate Director of the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis at the University of Missouri, and Dr. John Green, Director of the Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi, visited the Social ScienceRead the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Maya McDoom

Maya McDoom’s passion for public health led her to Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center in January.  During her time at the SSRC, McDoom will develop initiatives to promote health and economic development in the Delta.

She began… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: February 2014


Mississippi KIDS COUNT hosted actor and best-selling author Hill Harper on February 18 at the Metro Jackson College Fair. Over 3,700 high school juniors and seniors from across the state attended the event where Harper outlined a “blue print… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Sarah Rutland

Sarah Rutland, a Jackson, Miss., native, knows that her time with the SSRC has benefited her immensely. A senior majoring in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Gender Studies, Rutland feels prepared for a future in health-related research. Her position… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: January 2014

New Projects

Dr. John F. Edwards and Dr. Somya Mohanty from the Social Science Research Center and Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick from the Geosystems Research Institute were awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Coastal Storms… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Lindsey Peterson

Photo of Lindsey PetersonIn 2011, Lindsey Peterson, Ph.D. began her career at Mississippi State University (MSU) in the Sociology Department, and the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) quickly became her second home.

The SSRC is “such a wonderful place with great people and… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: November/December 2013

New Projects

Ms. Anne Buffington will serve as P.I. for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation evaluation project. The institute, located at the University of Mississippi, seeks to engage communities and youth in meaningful dialogue to increase their understanding… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Jack Bryan

Jack BryanJack Bryan is only a freshman at Mississippi State University (MSU), but he already holds several prestigious honors. Originally from Starkville, Bryan was Valedictorian of Starkville High School in 2013 and is a Presidential Scholar at MSU.

Having worked outside… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: October 2013

New Projects

Dr. Connie Baird-Thomas will conduct the second year evaluation of the Affordable Care Act Implementation Project (ACAIP). The ACAIP, sponsored by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, seeks to address issues related to the role of Mississippi residents in… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Sydney Hall

Sydney HallBeginning as a Communication Assistant in the Media Collaboration Lab (MCL) in 2012, Sydney Hall never anticipated her time at the SSRC would last this long. However, after nearly two years with the Center, Hall continues to expand her skills… Read the rest

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