Josh Carpenter, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

P: 205-581-2641


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Josh Carpenter, Ph.D., joined Southern Research in June 2021. Dr. Carpenter most recently served as Director of Innovation and Economic Opportunity for the City of Birmingham, where he led the city’s efforts in workforce development, COVID recovery and business expansion. Previously, he served as the Director of External Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his doctorate in political economy from the University of Oxford where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.