Dr. Marty Wiseman
THE VIEW FROM THE STENNIS INSTITUTE is a bi-weekly column containing features and facts about politics and Mississippi government, information useful to voters, Mississippi political history and regular political commentary by Dr. Marty Wiseman, Director of the Institute and Professor of Political Science, and on occasion other members of the Institute staff.
Commentary related to the Stennis Institute of Government projects, public policy, economic development and more. These comments should not necessarily be considered as official policy of the Stennis Institute of Government.
Dianne Dyar is the Project Coordinator for the Stennis Institute and brings over 18 years of experience in state government. Travel along with her as she traverses the state writing about all things Mississippi.
Looking to capitalize on lessons learned in the past and how they can affect the future is critical to creating a tomorrow that all generations can benefit from.
Lydia Quarles is Senior Policy Analyst at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University. A lawyer by trade, her blog concentrates on state and local legal issues for communities in Mississippi.
Civic education is one of the primary functions of the Stennis Institute. Over the past few months, Stennis Institute graduate assistant Joanna Frederick and former Stennis Institute assistant Phil Bass (currently a law student at the University of Mississippi) researched and developed a book on Civic Education in Mississippi. The book, edited by Lydia Quarles and Jeff Markham, serves as a basis for understanding government and culture in Mississippi. The book will be available for ordering later this Fall. In the meantime, this blog will offer excerpts from the book. Stay tuned for further information.