Ben Porter Quote

“Research is Research”: Ben Porter on utilizing archival data across fields

By Bethany Deuel The application of research and not necessarily its topic has led Ben Porter to several different roles including his latest as an assistant research professor at the SSRC. In August of 2019, Porter, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in social psychology and a… Continue Reading “Research is Research”: Ben Porter on utilizing archival data across fields

Matthew Dean Quote

Blending psychology and criminal justice for public service

By Bethany Deuel Matthew Dean of rural Possumneck, MS, never thought he would still be living in Mississippi while working towards his Ph.D. However, the impactful work that he does in the SSRC’s Social Relations Collaborative (SRC) has made his time well-worth it. As an undergraduate criminal justice student at the University… Continue Reading Blending psychology and criminal justice for public service