People

Leadership

Dr. David Shaw

Dr. David Shaw
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Bio

Kathy Gelston

Kathy Gelston
Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement and Economic Development
Bio

Dr. Richard Nader

Dr. Richard Nader
Associate Vice President for International Programs
Bio

Dr. Teresa Gammill

Dr. Teresa Gammill
Assistant Vice President for Research
Bio

Dr. David Thompson

Dr. David Thompson
Special Assistant Vice President for Research
Bio

Sandy Williamson

Sandy Williamson
Executive Director, Research Fiscal Affairs

Dr. Devon Brenner

Dr. Devon Brenner
Assistant to the Vice President for Education Initiatives
Bio

Administrators and Staff

Peggy Childers

Peggy Childers
Accountant

Jennifer Easley

Jennifer Easley
Director of Sponsored Projects

Katie Echols

Katie Echols
Director of Research Analysis and Support

Carmen Kelly

Carmen Kelly
Administrative Assistant I

Jim Laird

Jim Laird
Research Editor: Public Affairs/Office of Research and Economic Development

Neil Lewis

Neil Lewis
Director of Research Security

Kristin McCandless

Kristin McCandless
Director of Technology Management

marc McGee

Marc McGee
Director, Research and Technology Corporation: Research and Technology Park

Gloria Miley

Gloria Miley
Senior Accountant

Jessica Northcutt

Jessica Northcutt
Administrative Assistant II

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons
Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Dr. Lucy Senter

Dr. Lucy Senter
Director of Animal Res/Attending Vet - Lab Animal Veterinarian

Jana Spencer

Jana Spencer
Business Coordinator

Kacey Strickland

Kacey Strickland
Director of Research Compliance

Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor
Administrative Assistant II

Lynn Wyman

Lynn Wyman
Business Manager II



Research and Technology Advisory Council

Mississippi State University’s Research and Technology Advisory Council is comprised of professionals from a wide range of sectors, including economic development, business, industry, state and federal government, and defense.

  • James Bagley - Lam Research Corporation
  • Ted Bowlds - U.S. Air Force (Retired)
  • Herb Eppert - Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Research Laboratory
  • Haley Fisackerly - Entergy
  • John Hairston - Hancock Holding Company
  • Jeff Holland - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ed King - USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • David Latham - Butler Snow Advisory
  • Ernest McDuffie - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Richard Mills, Jr. - Tellus Operating, LLC
  • John Reece - Take Supply Chain
  • Patrick Scheurmann - Stennis Space Center
  • Milton Sundbeck - Southern Ionics, Inc.
  • Jonathan White - Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • Blake Wilson - Mississippi Economic Council

Mailing Address

Office of Research and Economic Development
P.O. Box 6343
Mississippi State University, MS 39762

Physical Address

Office of Research and Economic Development
3001 Lee Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone Number: (662) 325-3570
Fax Number: (662) 325-8028
Campus Mailstop: 9722