Associate Director for Research

Dr. Sam Mozee, Jr., associate director for research at the Mississippi Urban Research Center, earned the doctor of philosophy degree in public administration from Jackson State University. Dr. Mozee's dissertation research focused on job training programs in minority communities.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from JSU.  Additionally, Dr. Mozee has received specialized training in developing community and economic development initiatives and has more than 15 years of experience working with state and local governmental units.

Dr. Mozee has been employed at MURC since September 2004.  In addition to his duties of assisting with conducting research studies and generating research reports, Dr. Mozee is responsible for MURC’s Census Information Center, which makes census information and data available to underserved communities that may not have access to census data through other means.

His expertise in basic and applied research enhances and serves to further MURC’s goals and objectives of serving the metro Jackson community and other urban communities within the state.