The Mississippi Urban Research Center employees hold degrees on the bachelor's through doctoral levels, as well as discipline-specific national certifications.  Staff members also possess a wide range of expertise in numerous academic and technical areas and have career experiences in the educational, public, private and governmental sectors. 

Dr. Melvin Davis
Executive Director MURC |

Sheryl L. Bacon
Data SpecialistMURC |

Dr. Maury Granger
MURC Research FellowMURC |

Dr. Sam Mozee, Jr.
Associate Director for ResearchMURC |

Dr. Gregory Opara-Nadi
Associate Director for Contractual ServicesMURC |

Helenrine Seymour
Business ManagerMURC |

Jin Zhang
Evaluation SpecialistMURC |