Name:Jennifer O. Carruth
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Support Staff
Email: jcarruth@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2210-A
Office Phone:(662) 325-5562
Alternate Phone:(662) 325-5431
Address:Campus Mailstop 9618
PO Box 5405
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Biography:Jennifer Carruth has been full time Support Staff at Mississippi State University since Fall 2006. She is currently an Administrative Assistant I at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems(CAVS).

She has experience with invoices, purchasing, shipping, travel, events, correspondence, scheduling and arranging meetings, and assisting the business office. She has had university training in BANNER invoicing, requisitions and purchasing, leave, payroll, and additional training in ACCESS, and EXCEL. She is well versed in CAVS and University policy.

Jennifer works to have a positive impact on the department and the institution. She has served on several committees such as the Presidentís Commission on the Status of Women, and the Safe Zone Advisory Board. Additionally, she is the recipient of the Outstanding Master's Student award in the Department of Sociology in 2013, the 2014 MSU President's Commission on the Status of Minorities Diversity Award (Co-recipient): Team Category, and the 2014 MSU Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award.

A Mississippi State University Alumnus, she graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of Social and Behavioral Psychology and Human Development/Family Studies, and a M.S. in Sociology in 2015. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Sociology.

She is a MSU Safe Zone Ally and workshop trainer, member of the MSU Safe Zone Advisory Board, Support Staff representative for the MSU President's Commission on the Status of Women, member of the American Association for University Women, Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network, American Sociological Association, Southern Sociological Society, Sociologists for Women in Society, and Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society.

Research Interest: Her current research is in the area of Stratification and Gender and focuses on Education, Diversity, and Inequality particular to the Deep South region of the United States.

Her M.S. thesis used data obtained from the MSU's Bagley College of Engineering to examine the effects of gender, race, and grade level on interest, relevance, and perceived confidence in science among middle school students in 10 counties in Mississippi.

Her research interests include: Stratification, Inequality, Education, Gender, Race, Diversity, and Sexuality.

Hobbies:Spending time with family, writing, playing and writing music (voice & guitar), swimming, camping, community service, MSU Athletics