Staff

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 | melvin.davis@jsums.edu

Pamela McCoy
Communications and External Relations Manager | MURC | pamela.d.mccoy@jsums.edu

Dr. Sam Mozee, Jr.
Asociate Director for Research | MURC | sam.mozee@jsums.edu

Dr. Gregory Opara-Nadi
Associate Director for Contractual Services | MURC | gregory.e.oparanadi@jsums.edu

Dr. Nanetta Payne
Research Associate | MURC | nanetta.s.payne@jsums.edu

Helenrine Seymour
Business Manager | MURC | helen.n.seymour@jsums.edu