SSRC Chronicles: August 2014


The Social Science Research Center will hold its annual Open House on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Courtyard of the Mississippi Technology Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Somya Mohanty

Halfway around the world from family and newly married, Dr. Somya Mohanty is living out his dreams and fulfilling his passion for computer programming at the Social Science Research Center.

“My dad always wanted me to come to the U.S.… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: July 2014

New Projects

Dr. Robert McMillen will serve as Principal Investigator of the Surveillance and Evaluation Services for the Mississippi Tobacco Control Program July 2013 – June 2014. This project is funded by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Ms. Nell… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University and is currently a Communication Assistant at the Media Collaboration Laboratory (MCL). Smith graduated with a degree in Communication (concentration in Public Relations) and completed a minor in Political Science.… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: June 2014


Beginning this month, Dr. John Bradford will be working in the SSRC as a visiting scholar. Dr. Bradford received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Tennessee in 2010 and has since become the Coordinator of the Sociology… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Rahel Mathews

Rahel Mathew’s passion for public health is not what led her to Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center, but it is certainly what has kept her here.  Eight years ago Rahel and her husband moved from Boston, Mass.,… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: May 2014


On May 12, Dr. Wes James of the University of Memphis led a research seminar at the SSRC entitled “All Rural Places are not Created Equal: Revisiting the Rural Mortality Penalty.” Dr. James presented an overview of the complexities… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Laura Grandfield

Laura Grandfield has lived in many cities, but she calls Starkville home.  Growing up in a military family, Grandfield’s family moved about every three years. Her father, a colonel in the Marine Corps, was last stationed in London, England,… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Lisa Long

Lisa LongLisa Long has always had a passion for working with children. In the past, Long worked for Save the Children, traveling around the world to support the organization’s programs for young children. She also volunteered with Emerson Preschool’s Farm to… Read the rest

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

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