As a comprehensive Carnegie research university, Southern Miss works closely with Innovate Mississippi to promote technology innovation in the state. We conduct joint research, collaborate on outreach and educate students on technology development. Innovate Mississippi even provides adjunct faculty, Dr. Sumesh Arora, to teach  ED725 Technology Based Entrepreneurship in Economic Development in our nationally known Masters of Science in Economic Development Program.”Chad R. Miller, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate coordinator of the masters of science in economic development program and assistant director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation of the University of Southern Mississippi