Congratulations to Dr. Emmitt Riley III, C’08

Emmitt Riley photoEmmitt Riley, III recently earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Political Science at the University of Mississippi. 

Riley’s dissertation examined the factors that permit race to be an influence in the behavior and attitudes of white Americans. One of the reoccurring themes of his work investigates the degree to which experience with African-American leadership can either enhance or alleviate white negative views toward African-Americans generally.

When asked to expound upon his future goals since obtaining a Ph.D., he replied, “My goal is to secure a tenured position at an institution of higher learning, preferably my alma mater Mississippi Valley State University.  

Dr. Riley earned his B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Mississippi Valley State University in 2008, and a master’s degree in Political Science from Jackson State University in 2010.


About MVSU Alumni

Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master's University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively impacting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

One response to “Congratulations to Dr. Emmitt Riley III, C’08”

  1. Navie Lloyd says :

    Congratulation Dr. Riley. I would like to see you employed by our Alma Mater. I know your hard work will be rewarded.

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