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Assistant VP for Outreach and Initiatives, Office of Research and Economic Development, and Professor, College of Education, Mississippi State University

Brenner leads key initiatives for the university that to support research and outreach at Mississippi State University. Previously, Dr. Brenner was head of the Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education department in the university’s College of Education and an Education Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D.C. Brenner coordinates the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship, a state chapter of a national program that trains education leadership to engage in education policy. Her scholarship focuses on rural education policy and practice and literacy teacher education. Brenner is coauthor of Teaching in Rural Places: Thriving in Classroom, Schools, and Communities, a resource for rural teacher education.


  • –present
    Professor of Education and Assistant to the VP for Education Initiatives, Mississippi State University


  • 2000 
    Michigan State University, PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Education Policy