James Hirsch

Program Manager

James Hirsch

James Hirsch is a Program Manager at the Trent Lott Leadership Institute primarily supporting undergraduate students at the institute.

Research Interests

Education Funding

Policy Responses to Poverty

Strategic Planning


James Hirsch currently serves as Program Manager for the Lott Leadership Institute at The University of Mississippi. He primarily works with undergraduate students in the Public Policy Leadership program and is passionate about supporting students and empowering others. James is a Rebel by training, receiving his bachelor's degree from UM in Public Policy Leadership and Economics (BA, 2022). He also recently completed graduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill (MPA, 2024). James' research interests include education funding, policy responses to poverty, and strategic planning. In his free time, James enjoys live music, great food on and around the Square, and the comfort of dear friends.

Contact James if you're interested in learning more about the Lott Institute's work with undergraduate students or strategic development initiatives.


B.A. Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi (2022)

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OXFORD, Miss. – As the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 25th anniversary, it continues to break new ground in developing future leaders through its unique programs.