About Us


The Mississippi Political Science Assocation (MSPSA) is committed to furthering the study of political science in community colleges, colleges, and universities in Mississippi and surrounding states.  While the association encourages participation by faculty and graduate students, It particularly emphasizes undergraduate participation. 


The MSPSA officers for 2017-18 are as follows:

President— Dr. Jae-Young Ko  (Jackson State University)

Vice President  Dr. Marek Steedman (University of Southern Mississippi) 

Secretary— Dr. Nathen Shrader  (Millsaps College)

Executive Director—Dr. Stephen Phillips (Belhaven University)

At-Large Board Member— Dr. Larry Chappell  (Mississippi Valley State University)

Ex Officio— Dr. Anna Blumenthal (Morehouse College;  past President)

Student Members of Board— 

Graduate Students--John Proctor (Jackson State University)

Undergraduate-- Kenya Jones (Mississippi Valley State University)



Mock trial demonstration, MSPSA 2010

A business meeting for the 2017 conference was held in Jackson, MS, on July 9, 2016.