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 Univeristy since 2006. She is currently an Administrative Assistant I at the Center for Advanced Vehicular (CAVS) and a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University.

She has experience with invoices,purchasing, shipping,travel, events, scheduling, 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.

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 (PCSW), and member of the American Association for University Women (AAUW), and Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network (WHEMN)

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: Team Category, and the 2014 MSU Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award.

Research Interest: Jennifer graduated from MSU in 2010 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of Social and Behavioral Psychology and Human Development/Family Studies. She began the M.S. degree program in Sociology in 2010 and was accepted into the PhD program in 2013. She will complete a M.S. in Sociology in 2014.

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

For her M.S. thesis, she 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.

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

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