Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies
Faculty


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Museum Studies Faculty

The MSU Museum Studies Program core faculty who regularly teach the required courses are:

Dr. Susan J. Bandes, Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design and Adjunct Curator, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. C. Kurt Dewhurst, Curator, Michigan State University Museum; Professor, Department of English; and Distinguished Scholar, University Outreach and Engagement

Max Evjen, Academic Specialist, Arts and Cultural Management, Museum Education

Teresa Goforth, Exhibits Manager, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Marsha MacDowell, Curator, Michigan State University Museum and Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Dr. Dean Rehberger, Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture and Associate Director, MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online

Dr. Gail Vander Stoep, Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability and Adjunct Curator, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial, Director, Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

Regular guest lecturers and associated faculty include:

Eugene Dillenburg, Assistant Director for Exhibition, Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan, and Research Associate, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Norm Lownds, Curator, 4-H Children’s Garden, Michigan State University and Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Science

Laura Abracinszkas, Collections Manager, Vertebrate Natural History Collections, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Howard Bossen, Professor of Journalism, Adjunct Curator, Michigan State University Museum

Frank Ettawegeshik, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan

Emily Fijol, President, Michigan Museums Association

Cynthia Ghering, Director, University Archives and Historical Collections

Dr. Candace Keller, Associate Professor, Art, Art History and Design

Dr. William Lovis, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Curator of Anthropology, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Jodie O’Gorman, Assistant Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology and Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Rachel Vargas, Registrar, Broad Art Museum

Dr. Laura Smith, Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Design

Lynne Swanson, Collections Manager, Cultural Collections, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Frank Telewski, Curator and Professor, Plant Biology

Dr. Ethan Watrall, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Mary Worrall, Curator, Cultural Heritage

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Museum Studies Program
Michigan State University
113 Kresge Art Center, 600 Auditorium Road
517-355-7610
msumsp@msu.edu

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