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Faculty Overview

The nearly 200 faculty affiliated with CLACS represent 65 departments and programs across 20 colleges.  


CLACS Core Faculty

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To become a CLACS core faculty member, MSU faculty may be nominated by colleagues or may self-nominate by contacting the Director.  View the directory of faculty online.  

CLACS Welcomes the 2018 New Core Faculty

Carla Acevedo-Yates, Associate Curator, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Julia Bello-Bravo, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Asgi T. Fazleabas, University Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology; Director, Center for Women’s Health; Co-Director, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program

Higinio Dominguez, Associate Professor, Teacher Education, College of Education

Sidney Lu, Assistant Professor, History, College of Social Science

Karim Maredia, Director, World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mywish Maredia, Professor, Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Ruth Mbabazi, Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rachel Mourao, Assistant Professor, Innovative Technologies/School of Journalism, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Laura Smith, Assistant Professor, Art, Art History and Design, College of Arts and Letters

Leonora Paula, Assistant Professor, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

India Plough, Director, Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Program, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor, Sociology and Global Urban Studies, College of Social Science

Maribel Santiago, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Social Science 

Simone Valle de Souza, Academic Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources