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Martin takes it One Day at a Time promoting early child development across the state

By Bethany Deuel In a state where one out of every 20 children has been diagnosed with a developmental delay, Heather Martin uses her passion for early childhood development to work with teachers and parents in unique ways. Born and raised in Mississippi, Martin attended Mississippi State University for her… Continue Reading Martin takes it One Day at a Time promoting early child development across the state

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Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health

By Madeline Burdine  “The overarching theme of my research interests is understanding and addressing social disparities in health and wellbeing,” said Walker. Walker currently directs the data efforts on Mississippi KIDS COUNT, which is part of a national network of grantees in each state that collects data on economic well-being,… Continue Reading Walker wheels forward to address social disparities in health

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Using social science research to impact the juvenile justice system

By Kris Scott  As an assistant research professor at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC), Sheena Gardner is working to transform the stigma behind the Mississippi juvenile justice system. “There is value in the work I do. I want to help youth involved in juvenile justice become productive citizens in… Continue Reading Using social science research to impact the juvenile justice system

Jon Carr Quote

Entrepreneurship from the Viewpoint of a Researcher

By Kris Scott Being a faculty member within the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Carr’s main goal is to promote and provide visibility for entrepreneurship and innovation for the Poole College of Management, and the University as a whole. “In this position I conduct research around entrepreneurship and innovation,… Continue Reading Entrepreneurship from the Viewpoint of a Researcher