From the Director

From the Director

Portrait of Devon Breener

The Social Science Research Center has a long and proud tradition as a location for meaningful social science research for scholars on our campus and beyond. The Center, from its origin, has emphasized interdisciplinary research and the application of social science knowledge to the most critical problems facing the state, region, and nation. In addition to scholars on campus, the SSRC has become a place for scientists from other institutions to come and conduct research, study, and participate in the special environment of the Center. Collaboration across disciplines, across institutions, and even across nations is an essential feature of the Center’s strategy of development. Strong collaboration with academic departments has led to the establishment of several social science laboratories that greatly enhance the University’s capabilities to carry out cutting-edge research projects. My colleagues and I are most appreciative of the support we receive from the leadership of Mississippi State University and are thankful for the opportunities that this institution has provided us.


Devon Brenner

Professor, Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education