About Undergraduate Research


The mission of The W’s Office of Undergraduate Research is to promote and celebrate undergraduate research, empower all students, regardless of discipline or prior experience, to engage in original intellectual or creative work across the curriculum, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and community partners to create and sustain research opportunities.


Office of Undergraduate Research

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research

Hillary A. H. Richardson
Office: Fant Memorial Library
Email: hhrichardson@muw.edu
Phone: (662) 329-7334

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee, 2023-2022

  • Hillary A. H. Richardson, Chair
  • Dr. Karen George, Nursing
  • Dr. Reyna Vergara, Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
  • Dr. Travis Hagey, Science and Mathematics
  • Dr. Chrystal Hodges, Education
  • Dr. Andrew Luccasen, Business
  • Dr. Jon Fessenden, Music Therapy
  • Dr. Hunter Manasco, Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ms. Wesley Garret, Legal Studies
  • Dr. Kim Whitehead, Honors College Director (ex-officio)
  • vacant, student representative
  • vacant, student representative
  • vacant, student representative