Dr. P. Edward (Eddie) French named Institute’s Executive Director

P. Edward French, PhD

As of February 16, 2015, Dr. P. Edward (Eddie) French, Professor in the Political Science and Public Administration department in the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University, will officially begin as the fourth Executive Director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development.

Dr. French has served as the Interim Director of the Institute since January, 2014.  He brings to the Institute both practitioner and academic expertise, serving as a local government manager, professor, and administrator during his career.  Dr. French will be the fourth Executive Director in the history of the Institute, spanning almost 40 years, following Stennis Institute Director Emeritus Dr. William “Marty” Wiseman, who retired from the Institute in December 2013.

For more information, please visit the staff page, where you will find more information on Dr. French and his professional accomplishments.