Faculty & Staff Directory (in alphabetical order)

Dr. Joseph "Dallas" Breen, Executive Director and Asst Research Professor

Dr. Joseph "Dallas" Breen

Executive Director & Asst. Research Professor

Areas of Expertise: State and Local Government, Emergency Management, Budgeting, GIS (Mapping), & Public Policy

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Tyson Elbert

Intermittent Worker

Areas of Expertise: Community College Leadership, Workforce Development, Education

Phone: 662-325-3328

Bryan Farrell, MPPA

Research Associate I

Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Economies of Scale, Local Economic Policy

Phone: 662-325-1619

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Dr. Joe Fratesi

Project Director

Areas of Expertise: Community Development, Strategic Doing, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Workforce Development

Phone: 662-325-6797

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LeeAnn Funderburg

Business Manager

Areas of Expertise: Institute Budgets, Sponsored Programs, Grants and Contracts

Phone: 662-325-5123

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Bonnie Hays

Administrative Assistant

Areas of Expertise: Communications, Processing, Procurement Card

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Claudette Jones, MPPA

Research Associate II

Areas of Expertise: Pay Classification and Compensation, Urban Planning, Human Resource Management, Food Insecurities

Phone: 662-325-2136

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Jeremy Murdock

Research Associate II

Areas of Expertise: Planning & Design, Community Development, Strategic Doing, Strategic Planning, Facilitation

Phone: 662-325-1658

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David R. Parrish, MSIE

Senior Research Associate

Areas of Expertise: database management, statistical data analysis and GIS

Phone: 662-325-8116

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Matthew Peterson, MBA

Research Associate I

Areas of Expertise: Human Resource Management, Equal Employment, Pay Classification and Compensation

Phone: 662-325-7010

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Judy Phillips, ABD

Research Associate III

Areas of Expertise: Applied Research, Economic Impact Analysis, Policy, Economic Development

Phone: 662-325-3329

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Frank Riley, MBA

Research Associate III

Areas of Expertise: Facilitation, Strategic Planning, Event Coordination, Networking and Relationship Development

Phone: 601-573-6188

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Joe Young

Project Manager

Areas of Expertise: Ad Valorem Tax, Local Tax, Property Assessment, Tax Collection/Assessment

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Kennedy Moehrs

Undergraduate Research Assistant & SMA President

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Sean Conner

Graduate Research Assistant

Public Policy and Administration Concentration, Statistics and Methodology

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Victor Flomo, MPA

Graduate Research Assistant

Public Policy and Administration Concentration

Phone: 662-325-3328

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John Harper, MPPA

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)

Community College Leadership, Applied Research

Phone: 662-325-3328

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Kyle Chickvara

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Phone: 662-325-3328

Laura Catherine Berry

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Phone: 662-325-3328

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