Staff Member Profile

John Harper, MPPA

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)

Community College Leadership, Applied Research

Phone: 662-325-3328


John Harper is from Braxton, MS and graduated from Mendenhall High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration. John is a PhD graduate and will receive a doctorate of philosophy in Community College Leadership in May 2019 from Mississippi State University. He currently works as a Research Assistant at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government where he has co-authored several applied research studies and economic impact analyses for local and state officials. John enjoys finding practical solutions to complex problems and intends to pursue a career in applied research.