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Breen assumes permanent Stennis Institute leadership

Mississippi State alumnus Joseph J. “Dallas” Breen is the new director of the university’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development.

Raised in Plano, Texas, he was an institute staff member who became interim head after P. Edward “Eddie” French became head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

Both the institute and department are units of MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Breen holds three degrees from the land-grant institution: a 2001 bachelor’s in business administration, followed by a master’s and doctorate in public policy and administration awarded in 2008 and 2014, respectively. His dissertation research focused on public safety employee motivation and disaster management response and recovery efforts in rural areas of the U.S.

Established in 1976, the institute is among several permanent MSU memorials to the prominent alumnus and long-serving U.S. senator from DeKalb. Stennis (1901-95) graduated in 1923 from what then was Mississippi A&M College.


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