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Our Team

The Civic Life Lab team includes faculty and student researchers from a variety of academic fields.

Dr. Melanie Loehwing

(Co-Director)

Melanie Loehwing is Assistant Professor in the MSU Department of Communication and a research fellow at the MSU Social Science Research Center. She co-founded the

Dr. Brian Shoup

(Co-Director)

Brian Shoup is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and a research fellow at the MSU Social Science Research Center. He teaches courses

Will Calderon

(Undergraduate Researcher)

Will Calderon is a fourth-year chemical engineering major and Provost Scholar at Mississippi State University from Omaha, Nebraska. He joined the Civic Life Lab team

Krishna Desai

(Undergraduate Researcher)

Krishna Desai is majoring in Political Science and Economics, with minors in Spanish and International Studies. She is a Presidential Scholar from Ridgeland, Mississippi. She

Georgiana Swan

(Undergraduate Researcher)

Georgiana Katherine Swan is majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She is a Provost Scholar from Starkville, Mississippi. She has assisted the Civic Life Lab