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Research Department Staff

Lei Zhang 2021

Lei Zhang, PhD, MBA,
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
PhD, Biostatistics, 2006, University of Mississippi

Dr. Lei Zhang serves as the associate dean for research and scholarship and is responsible for the oversight of the scholarship and research operations of the school, as well as for providing consultation to faculty members and doctoral students. 

To contact Dr. Zhang, send an email to or call (601) 815-9780.

  • Marla Gray, Project Manager I, Grant Assistant and Editor - Research and Scholarship
    Phone: (601) 984-6234
  • TBA, Project Manager II, Grant Administrator - Research and Scholarship
    Phone: (601) 815-4142
  • Michelle Brassfield, Project Manager II, Violence Research Manager - Research and Scholarship
    Phone: (601) 815-4011
  • Leila Seidfaraji, Project Manager II, Clinical Trials Research Manager - Research and Scholarship
    Phone: (601) 984-6237
Support services include grant editing, copying and preparation of material for dissemination. Resources that support quantitative and qualitative research are available to students. Staff members support faculty in their research and scholarly pursuits, and every effort is made to accommodate faculty needs.