Megan Stubbs-Richardson

Dr. Megan Stubbs-Richardson is an Assistant Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) of Mississippi State University. She directs the Data Science for Social Sciences Laboratory at the SSRC and is leading one of the missions of the laboratory to identify victimization patterns via social media analytics. Megan has been a PI or Co-PI on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the Department of Defense (DoD). She has been conducting social media data analyses at the SSRC since 2012. In her research, she uses open-source data to identify crime patterns and trends for gender-based violence and crime prevention techniques. She is currently leading a team to identify negative emotions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as exposure to types of scams using 10 social media and forum platforms for an NSF-funded project. Megan is additionally interested in school safety research, particularly regarding bullying victimization, perpetration, and responses to bullying in both online and offline settings.