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Advisory Councils

Academic Advisory Council



Denice Blair MSU Museum Education Team, Co-Manager‚Ä®
Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Margaret Crocco
Chair, Department of Teacher Education 
Center for Gender in Global Context

Kurt Dewhurst

Director, Arts & Cultural Initiatives, UOE
Professor, Department of English
MSU Museum Director Emeritus

Phil Duxbury

Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Professor, Condensed Matter Theory
Biomedical Physical Science Building

Thomas Getty

Chair, Department of Integrative Biology
Eric Goodman  Director of BEACON
Jeff Grabill Associate Provost: Teaching, Learning & Technology
Walter Hawthorne Chair, Department of History
Ruben Martinez
Director, Julian Samora Research Institute, and
Department of Sociology
John Norder
Director, Native American Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Jodie O’Gorman Chair, Anthropology
Dean Rehberger Director, MATRIX; Interim Chair, Department of Sociology
Allyn Shaw Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs & Services
Shannon Schmoll Director, Abrams Planetarium
Mark Waddell
Assistant Professor: History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Lyman Briggs College & Department of History

University Outreach & Engagement (ex officio)

Hiram E. Fitzgerald
Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
University Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Laurie Van Egeren
Assistant Provost, University-Community Partnerships
Burt Bargerstock
Director, UOE National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Director, UOE Communication and Information Technology
Renee Leone Coordinator, MSU Science Festival

Community Advisory Council



Bill Trevarthen (Chairperson)   
Bruce Ashley

Public Affairs Associates 
One Michigan Avenue Building

Yvonne Caamal Canul
Lansing School District
Dominic Carbone
Owner, Business for Kids
Owner, DMC Services, Inc.
Owner, Hungry Howies Pizza (Lansing)
Deidre J. Davis
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union 
Patrick Dean Dean Transportation
Silvia Dimma Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Paul Elam Jr., Ph.D. President, Public Policy Associates, Inc.
Gregory Farhat
Director of Workplace Strategy and Delivery
Jackson National Life, The ZONE
Owner: Knight Cap Restaurant,
Owner: Absolute Labor, 
Owner: Masada Enterprizes
Ann Covert Fuller Owner, Country Stitches, Ltd.
Heather Good
Executive Director
Michigan Audubon 
Edythe Hatter-Williams
Capital Area Michigan Works
Pamela Heos
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Charles Hillary
Senior Vice President
Hillary Lyons Associates
Nadean Hillary  
Joan Jackson Johnson Director, Human Relations and Community Services
Scott Koenigsknecht
Ingham Intermediate School District
George Lahanas
East Lansing City Manager
Michelle Massey
Vice President, Business & Operations
J. Keith Ostien, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Comprehensive Psychological Services
Kate Snyder
Principal Strategist
PIPER & GOLD Public Relations