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Whit Waide

Whit Waide

Office: 199 Bowen Hall
Phone: (662) 325-7860
Email: whit.waide@msstate.edu

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Whit Waide is clinical assistant professor in the department and also serves as university pre-law advisor and general counsel to students. He teaches American Government, Constitutional Powers, Civil Liberties, Introduction to Law, and Administrative Law.  He was responsible for the creation of the university’s minor in pre-law.   

Waide is a graduate of Millsaps College and Ole Miss Law School.  He also studied international law at Cambridge University and energy law at Vermont Law School. After a number of years in private practice as a commercial litigator, Waide was named general counsel to the state treasurer of Mississippi. He joined the Mississippi State faculty full time in 2006.  

 Waide was named MSU Student Association Professor of the Year in 2011-2012. He was named Outstanding Undergraduate Professor by the department in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.    

Contact Info

Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu