MSUToday
Published: June 24, 2011

Faculty and administrators to participate in leadership programs

Contact(s): Allyn Shaw Office of Faculty and Organizational Development P office: (517) 355-5761 leaders@msu.edu

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Twenty-three Michigan State University faculty members and administrators are participating in leadership and teaching fellowship programs for 2011-12.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program

MSU's Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program fellows are among the 78 from the 12 CIC research universities who will take part in programs providing a greater awareness and understanding of the complex nature of a research university.

Fellows participate in three off-campus seminars as well as regular discussions with key on-campus administrators and faculty. The program, now in its 23rd year, gives individuals interested in, or just beginning an academic administrative role, an opportunity to learn about leadership and administrative topics with MSU administrators.

The CIC ALP program is sponsored by Academic Human Resources and coordinated by the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development in the Office of the Provost.

The 2011-12 CIC ALP Fellows are:

  • William Cooke, director and professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, College of Social Science
  • Ellen Cushman, associate professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Studies, College of Arts and Letters
  • Rita Kiki Edozie, director, African and African American Studies, College of Arts and Letters; Associate Professor, James Madison, College
  • Alan Haller, associate athletics director for Administration, Athletics
  • Nicole Rovig, University Registrar
  • Juli Wade, chair and professor, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science


Applications for 2012-2013 fellowships are due by Feb. 9, 2012. More information can be found on the Faculty and Organizational Development website.

Lilly Teaching Fellows

Now in its 19th year, the Lilly Teaching Fellows program is intended to advance the university's continuing efforts to support excellence in teaching and learning.

The program provides a cohort of six early career assistant professors in the tenure and health programs systems, associate professors in the College of Law tenure system and continuing appointment librarians, with an opportunity to engage in a year-long exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching.

The Lilly Fellows Program is designed to support fellows who will become future faculty leaders and models for their peers as well as to inspire a broad range of faculty at all ranks to pursue excellence in teaching.

The 2011-12 Lilly Teaching Fellows are:

  • Alicia Alonzo,Department of Teacher Education, College of Education
  • Donald (Jeff) Bale, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education
  • Kevin Bartig, Department of Musicology, College of Music
  • Kristen Bieda, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education
  • Alison Cupples, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Amanda Holmstrom, Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Brian O'Shea, Lyman Briggs College & Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Natural Science

Applications for the 2012-2013 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program are due January 19, 2012. For more information, visit the Lilly Fellows website.

Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation

The Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional excellence and Innovation provides a cross-disciplinary cohort of instructors (fixed-term faculty, continuing appointment librarians and academic specialists) with opportunities to further their development as excellent teachers whose instructional decisions are rooted in the robust research literature on effective teaching and learning.

To this end, the academy provides members with venues to explore the scholarship on effective practices on university teaching and learning and to participate in a community of teacher-scholars.

The 2011-12 Adams Academy Fellows are:

  • Linda Campbell, instructor,  School of Social Work, College of Social Science
  • Stacy Hickox, visiting assistant professor, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, College of Social Science
  • Elizabeth Karcher, academic specialist, Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Sharon Ladenson, librarian II/Gender Studies and Communications Librarian, Libraries, Computing & Technology
  • Anthony Paganini, director and associate professor, Department of Radiology, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Delores Rauscher, instructor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures, College of Arts and Letters
  • Jennifer Rumler, academic specialist; Managing Director, Sales Communication Specialization, Communication, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Jon Stoltzfus, instructor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science
  • Judith Strunk, instructor, Nursing, College of Nursing
  • Chrysoula Vasileiou, academic specialist, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science


Applications for the 2012-2013 Adams Academy are due April 12, 2012. For more information, visit the Adams Academy website.

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