M. Alan Burns, MPPA
Research Associate I
Social Science Research Center
Mississippi State University
Email: alan.burns@ssrc.msstate.edu

Mr. Alan Burns is a Research Associate at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at Mississippi State University (MSU). He works under Dr. Art Cosby to assist the SSRC in aspects of communication, such as newsletters, annual reports, social media management, website updates, and more. Mr. Burns completed his Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations at MSU. Burns was previously a Research Associate for the Public Safety Data Laboratory (PSDL) and the Interim Coordinator for the Media Collaboration Laboratory (MCL).