Dr. Devon Brenner

Department / Division

  • Administration


  • Assistant Vice President for Outreach & Initiatives
  • Professor, Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education


Email: dgb19@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3570


  • P.O. Box 6343 Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Mailstop: 9722

Administrative Responsibilities:

Internal Grant Programs

Faculty Research Advisory Council liaison

Interim Director, Social Science Research Center

Partnership School

Outreach to advance MSU research


Dr. Devon Brenner Assistant Vice President of Outreach and Initiatives in the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development and is professor of teacher education in the College of Education. Brenner previously served as head of the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at MSU and as an education fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. Brenner's research focuses on rural teacher recruitment and retention and rural education policy. Brenner is PI on the collaborative research grant Teacher Preparation for Rural STEM Teacher Persistence and Retention (TPR)2, a collaboration with 14 rural serving institutions funded by the National Science Foundation, and recently co-authored the rural teacher education textbook, Teaching in Rural Places: Thriving in Classrooms, Schools and CommunitiesBrenner coordinates the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program, a state chapter of a national program that trains education leaders to engage in education policy and advocacy, and co-edits The Rural Educator, journal of the National Rural Education Association.