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Hannah Bateman
Hannah Bateman

Hannah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with her bachelor of arts in communication with a concentration in public relations in May 2016. She is a communication graduate assistant in the Dean’s office of the College of Arts & Sciences. During her senior year of college, she worked at the MSU Public Affairs office. Hannah’s desire to further her education led to her deciding to pursue her master’s degree in public policy and administration at MSU.

Hannah was raised a Mississippi State bulldog in her hometown of Columbus, Mississippi. After living in Starkville, Mississippi for the past four years, she now calls it her second home. Hannah enjoys spending her time with family and friends and enjoying the Starkville community and its rich traditions.

Russ Garner
Russ Garner

John Russell "Russ" Garner is a Master's student in the Public Policy and Administration program. His research interests focus on public policy concerns facing rural America, including small town/rural community and economic development, and the role of community resilience in long-term disaster recovery. Russ has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, from Mississippi State University, and hails from Brooksville, MS.

Russ is active on the MSU C-CERT (Campus-Community Emergency Response Team). He is also a member of the American Society for Public Administration and Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration.

Before coming to Mississippi State, he worked in agriculture and heavy industry, including 16 years with Holcim (US).

Ogorchukwu Johnson
Ogorchukwu Johnson

Ogorchukwu Jennifer Johnson​ graduated from Mississippi State University December 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Honors. While on campus, I was involved with many organizations and in my senior year, I was an undergraduate research assistant for the psychology department. I worked for the Office of Admissions and Scholarships for a couple of months after graduation and decided to further my education. I am from Nigeria Western Africa and I am In the MPPA program intending to pursue a Career in Human resource Management.

Jennifer Kimmons
Jennifer Kimmons

Jennifer Kimmons grew up in Ashland, Mississippi. Jennifer graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She also won the Outstanding Undergraduate Award of 2016 from the Political Science and Public Administration Department. Jennifer is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration. She currently has an overall 4.0 grade-point average. She also works part-time as a Graduate Service Assistant in the Office of the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. In addition, Jennifer is an ambassador for the Graduate Student Association. Moreover, when Jennifer finished her masters, she plans to attend law school. She wants to become a Civil Rights attorney.

Camp Pittman
Camp Pittman

In 2011, Camp worked as North MS field director for Lynn Fitch’s successful campaign for Mississippi Treasurer. In the summer of 2013, Camp clerked at BGR Group; a D.C.-based governmental relations firm consistently described as a powerhouse. BGR Group is a global leader in governmental affairs, strategic communications and investment banking. Following his graduation from the University of Mississippi in 2014, Camp took over field operations in North MS for Thad Cochran. After Cochran’s successfully bid for reelection, Camp was invited to intern in Senator Cochran’s DC office. Following his internship, Camp moved back to BGR Group where he served as a researcher and writer for the firm's clients. Camp is a native of Corinth, MS and currently resides in Starkville, MS where he is pursuing his Master's in Public Policy and Administration.

Darrell Robinson
Darrell Robinson

Darrell Robinson, Jr. is the Program Outreach Officer for the Mississippi Volunteer Service Commission, better known as Volunteer Mississippi. There he coordinates and and implements outreach strategies for all MCVS programs, including AmeriCorps State; informs the public about MCVS resources; and recruits new potential applicants to the AmeriCorps program. He also develops and maintains statewide partnerships to ensure a systematic approach to national service and other volunteer service program development.

Darrell is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Jackson State University where he was a member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College. Darrell is pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration and plans to attend law school upon completion.

Weston Truss
Weston Truss

My name is Weston J Truss and I'm from a small town thirty miles outside of Jackson. I attended Mississippi Governors school back in 2011 where I learned the benefit of courage and recognized the importance of public policy. Which was the beginning of my desire of becoming a Foreign Service Officer and accepting the challenge that comes along with public administration, therefore; I attended Mississippi State University for undergraduate studies in Political Science and a minor in History. Currently, I am focusing on achieving a Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration to gain further experience and start my career in foreign diplomacy.

Contact Info

Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu