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Sarah Mason, Ph.D.

Center Director

Sarah Mason is the Director of the Center for Research Evaluation. She is an evaluator whose primary goal is to advance the practice…

Joey Rutherford, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Joey Rutherford is the Associate Director of the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE). He began his career at CERE in 2006 as a…

Hope Gilbert, Ph.D.

Senior Evaluation Associate

Hope Gilbert is a Senior Evaluation Associate at CERE. She received her B.S. in Biology at the University of Mississippi, Masters at the…

Moira Ragan

Senior Evaluation Associate

  Moira Ragan is a Senior Evaluation Associate at CERE who specializes in educational research and evaluation, research design, measurement and statistical consultation.…

Shannon Sharp, Ph.D.

Evaluation Associate

Shannon Sharp is an Evaluation Associate at CERE. With a Ph.D. in School Psychology, Shannon combines her knowledge of evaluation with practical, real-world…

Rachel Scott, Ed.D.

Evaluation Associate

Rachel Scott is an Evaluation Associate at the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE) at the University of Mississippi.  Scott’s focus at CERE is…

Monica Coleman

Graduate Assistant

Monica L. Coleman is a Graduate Assistant at CERE. She is a counselor, doctoral candidate and evaluator. She has worked with the Center…

Olivia Melvin

Project Coordinator

Olivia Melvin is CERE’s Project Coordinator. She works on multi-year health- and education-related evaluation projects, regionally and internationally. Being bilingual in Mandarin and…

Sam Cohen-Winans

Graduate Assistant

Sam Cohen-Winans is a Graduate Assistant at CERE. She is a doctoral candidate in Health & Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Behavior…

Sherrita Murray

Administrative Assistant

Sherrita Murray is the Administrative Assistant at the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE) at the University of Mississippi. Her previous administrative roles in…

Kritika Gupta, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Kritika Gupta is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE). A TEDx speaker, Kritika is a strong professional…

Breniss Duffy, MPH

Project Manager

Breniss Duffy is a Project Manager for the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE) at the University of Mississippi. Breniss works on public health…

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