The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development welcomes a new group of faculty, academic staff and leaders to the five cohort programs our office oversees: The Lilly Teaching Fellows, the Walter and Pauline Adams Academy Fellows, the Academic Leadership Fellows (ALF), The Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellows, the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Fellows. We are pleased to announce the names of the 25 individuals taking part in these five prestigious programs for the 2023-24 academic year.
This annual OFASD program brings together a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and academic staff for a year-long fellowship focused on advanced topics in teaching and learning. The Adams Academy is named in honor of former MSU President Walter Adams and his wife and MSU faculty member emerita, Pauline Adams, in recognition of their sustained commitments to promoting instructional excellence.
- Andrea Bierema, Academic Specialist, Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, College of Natural Science
- Kelley Blanck, Instructor, Social Work, College of Social Science
- Eddie Boucher, Assistant Professor, Center for Integrative Studies, College of Social Science
- Julie Christensen, Instructor, Office of Medical Education Research and Development, College of Human Medicine
- Kathryn Clements, Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Social Science
- Karenanna Creps, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, College of Education
- Karen Kangas-Preston, Senior Academic Specialist, Theatre, College of Arts and Letters
- Robey Shah, Assistant Professor, Public Health, College of Human Medicine
The program is intended to advance the University’s continuing efforts to support excellence in teaching and learning. The goal of the program is to develop academic leaders who will guide the University into the near future with regard to learning, teaching, educational programming, and change that supports educator and student success.
- John Clements, Associate Professor, Public Health, College of Human Medicine
- Jacquelyn Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Marohang Yakthung Limbu, Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, College of Arts and Letters
- Rachael Lund, Teaching Specialist, Mathematics, College of Natural Science
- Garth Sabo, Assistant Professor, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities College of Arts and Letters
- Stokes Schwartz, Academic Specialist, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Letters
- Jonathan Weaver, Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Social Science
This experience promotes the exploration of diverse leadership roles to help Fellows reflect on their own characteristics and career goals to determine if they would like to pursue administrative or other types of leadership roles. Fellows are paired with a current MSU administrator to gain first-hand exposure to academic administration, learning about operations, expectations, opportunities, and challenges related to administrative positions, as well as more general aspects of leadership.
- Honglei Chen, Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Human Medicine
Mentored by Doug Gage, Vice President for Research and Innovation
- Bree Holtz, Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Mentored by Judith Stoddart, Vice Provost for University Arts and Collections
- Kari Kammel, Director, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Mentored by, Eric Hegg, Associate Dean, College of Natural Science
- Isoken (Nicholas) Olomu, Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Human Development, College of Human Medicine
Mentored by Chris Long, Dean, College of Arts and Letters and Honor’s College and Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters
- Lyudmila Sakhanenko, Interim Chairperson, Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science
Mentored by Narayanan Parameswaran, Associate Dean, College of Human Medicine
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program (ALP) provides intensive leadership and managerial development, addressing the challenges of academic administration at major research universities, like tightening budgets, changing student populations, and increasing pressures from external sources. Many of the program’s nearly 1,000 fellows have gone on to serve as college presidents, provosts and deans.
- Michelle Mazei-Robison, Associate Professor, Physiology, College of Natural Science
- Carla A. Pfeffer, Associate Professor, Social Work, College of Social Science
- Genyne Royal, Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Student Life & Engagement
- Katherine Ruger, Senior Associate Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Peter Savolainen, Interim Chairperson and MSU Foundations Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
- Andrea Wittenborn, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Human Medicine
Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Program
This development opportunity is specifically designed for department chairs, school directors, or associate deans with similar responsibilities. Participants focus on departmental leadership skills and problem-solving with a specific focus on case study analysis and peer mentoring.
- Anne Dorrance, Chairperson and Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Terese Monberg, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
- Jeffrey Schenker, Professor and Chairperson, Mathematics, College of Natural Science
- W. Britt Zimmerman, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, College of Osteopathic Medicine