Yen-Hwei Lin to Lead LingLang Department 

Dr. Yen-Hwei Lin has been appointed Acting Interim Chair of the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, effective November 5, 2018, through August 15, 2019. A Professor of Linguistics, Lin served as Department Coordinator from 2013-2015. She also was Associate Chair of the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages from 2000-2003 and…

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Professor Receives Teaching Award

Tom Lovik, Professor of German in Michigan State University’s Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, received the Michigan World Language Association’s (MIWLA) Georges J. Joyaux Post-Secondary Educator Award at the MIWLA annual conference in Lansing on October 18. The Georges J. Joyaux Award is given to an outstanding post-secondary faculty member or administrator who is committed to…

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Teaching and Research Guided by Student Interests

John Grey, Academic Specialist in the Department of Philosophy, is using his research and teaching experience to develop dynamic and engaging courses in logic, metaphysics and the history of philosophy. Grey first discovered his passion for teaching as a doctoral student at Boston University.  “I knew that I really wanted to keep studying philosophy,” he said. “What I found in graduate school…

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Professor Creates Unique Teaching and Research Tool

A multimodal interactive database that includes all monosyllabic sounds in the Mandarin Chinese language is providing educators, students, and researchers with a unique resource in which to help teach and study the language and has earned its creator, Catherine Ryu, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, a prestigious national award.Tone Perfect, a web-based teaching and research tool consisting of…

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English Professor Recommended for New Associate Provost Position

Judith Stoddart has been recommended for appointment as the Associate Provost for University Collections and Arts Initiatives, effective immediately.  She will continue in her role as Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and retain her appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of English. In this new position, Stoddart will be responsible for supporting the units across campus that hold…

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De Felice Named New Director of English Language Center

Dustin De Felice has been appointed Director of the English Language Center (ELC) for a three-year term, effective August 16, 2018-August 15, 2021.An Assistant Professor in MSU’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), De Felice is the former Director of the Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) program, which is housed within CeLTA and is designed for current and aspiring foreign…

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Heather Douglas to Join Department of Philosophy Faculty

Heather Douglas will join the College of Arts & Letters on August 16, 2018, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy.  A philosopher of science, Douglas’ research focuses on the relationship between science and democracy, including the role of social and ethical values in science, the nature of scientists’ responsibility in and for science, and science-policy interfaces such as…

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Rhodes Appointed Interim Chair of WRAC

Professor Jacqueline Rhodes has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) for a two-year term, effective August 16, 2018-August 15, 2020. For the past year, Rhodes has served as Director of the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR). Part of MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, CEDAR advances transformative scholarship and creative…

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Zitzewitz Appointed Interim Chair of AAHD

Karin Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) for a two-year term, effective August 16, 2018-August 15, 2020.  “I am excited to work more closely with my colleagues as we shape our wide-ranging department,” Zitzewitz said. “I look forward to representing AAHD in the College…

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Professor Reflects on Industry Experience to Shape XA Curriculum

As one of the first faculty members hired at Michigan State University for its Experience Architecture (XA) program, Assistant Professor Zachary Kaiser uses his experience in the industry to create, rewrite, and teach XA courses and other classes within the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Kaiser was brought to MSU when the XA program first began in 2013 because of…

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