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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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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Hampton Selected to Receive King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor Award

Karen Hampton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has been selected to receive this year’s King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program award. Hampton spent this past academic year at Michigan State University as an Artist-in-Residence in the Critical Race Studies Artist Residency, which was created by MSU’s College of Arts & Letters with generous support of the Michigan State…

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Professor Oversees Massive Digitization Project of Rare Film Collection

Once threatened by chemical decay and decomposition, an important and rare film collection from the early years of cinema is now available to the public online thanks to a massive preservation and digitization project overseen by Joshua Yumibe, Associate Professor in MSU’s Department of English and Director of the Film Studies Program. Dr. Joshua Yumibe  This unique collection consists of…

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Malea Powell Named Editor of College Composition and Communication

Malea Powell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, has been selected as the next editor of College Composition and Communication (CCC), one of the flagship journals in writing and rhetoric studies. Her first issue will appear in February 2020. College Composition and Communication publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that support college teachers in reflecting on…

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Merrill to Serve Two More Years as Department Chair

Professor Jason Merrill will continue to serve as Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages for an additional two years, or until August 15, 2020. Merrill has been serving as Interim Chair of the department since August 15, 2017. “This past year as Interim Chair, Dr. Merrill has guided the Department with the expertise and vision…

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New Director of CeLTA Appointed

Dr. Felix Kronenberg has been appointed Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), effective August 16, 2018. He also will join the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages as a tenured Associate Professor in the German program. Kronenberg comes to Michigan State University from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he served as an Associate Professor and Director…

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Professor LaPensée Wins Guggenheim Fellowship Award

Assistant Professor Elizabeth LaPensée is among the 25 winners in the Fine Art group to receive a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. The winners are chosen through a highly competitive process that narrowed 3,000 applicants in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Creative Arts down to 173 fellowships.

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