W. Martin "Marty" Wiseman, Ph.D.
William Martin Wiseman is Director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Professor of Political Science at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D in 1986, his MPPA in 1980, his MS in 1974, and his BA in 1973, all awarded from Mississippi State University. In addition to his duties at Mississippi State, Dr. Wiseman is a guest professor at Jackson State University. Dr. Wiseman's areas of academic interest include American government, intergovernmental relations and federalism, county and municipal management, public personnel administration, and innovations in state and local government management. He has had articles published in Public Productivity and Management Review, Mid-South Journal of Political Science, Public Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration and others. He has also published numerous research and technical assistance reports. Dr. Wiseman has provided testimony on numerous occasions to Mississippi Senate and House Committees on governmental issues.
Wiseman is a sought-after speaker on state and local government, particularly in Mississippi, and rural development. Often a guest editorial writer in Mississippi daily and weekly newspapers, he can also be relied upon to evaluate federal, state and local election results for all media. Dr. Wiseman serves as a committee member on the Civil Rights Commission on Education, the Mississippi Economic Policy Center Advisory Council, and the Delta Early Learning Leadership Initiative. He also serves as Chair of the Wood Institute Board of Directors.