11Nov

Dr. Trixie Smith speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City

Trixie Smith is Director of The Writing Center and a member of the faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures.

  • Her teaching and research are infused with issues of gender and activism even as they revolve around writing center theory and practice, writing across the curriculum, writing pedagogy, and teacher training.
  • She is also the director of the Red Cedar Writing Project.
  • Trixie earned her doctorate from the University of South Carolina.
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11Nov

Dr. Manuel Chavez speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City

Manuel Chavez is Director of the Information & Media Ph.D. program and Associate Professor in the School of Journalism.

  • His research focuses on risk and crisis communication, government relations with the news media, and international journalism.
  • He teaches courses on research methods, crisis communication, media law and ethics, courts and the media relations, and the press in the Americas.
  • Chavez earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
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11Nov

Dr. Rick Sadler speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City

Rick Sadler is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

  • Like Professor Furr-Holden, he engages in Flint public health research through the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health.
  • Sadler’s research is aimed at strengthening the understanding between the built environment and health behaviors and outcomes, with the goal of shaping land use policy to build healthier cities.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.
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11Nov

Dr. Debra Furr-Holden speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City

Debra Furr-Holden is the C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine.

  • Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, prevention science and environmental strategies and structural intervention for violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • In the last decade, her work has focused in large part on developing environmental strategies and structural interventions for violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in high-risk and urban settings.
  • She earned her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
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11Nov

Mary Schulz speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City

Mary Schulz is associate director for the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy and a Visiting Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

  • Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Mary was a Federal Affairs Representative for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies & Crop Insurance Research Bureau
  • She was also a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Nick Smith, in Washington, DC.
  • Mary earned her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.
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11Oct

Dr. Angela Hall speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?

Angela Hall is Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, in the College of Social Science.

Dr. Hall’s research interests include employee accountability and employee legal claiming.

She has taught a wide variety of courses including business law, organizational behavior, human resources, leadership, and employee training and development.

She earned her JD and her doctorate from Florida State University.

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11Oct

Kenneth Szymusiak speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?

Kenneth Szymusiak is the Managing Director of theBurgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Eli BroadCollege of Business.

Ken teaches coursework focused onentrepreneurial mindset, small business creation and management, and businessmodel development. Ken also serves as Director of the Hive.

Prior to joining MSU, Ken served asCo-Director of the New Economy Division at the Lansing Economic AreaPartnership (LEAP).

He earned his MBA from Northwood University.

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11Oct

Karl Gude speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?

Karl Gude is the Media Sandbox Director in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

He is the former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press.

·     Gude has been a faculty member of the School of Journalism since 2006. He also teaches a large, Media Sandbox class on creative thinking and problem solving.

In 2013, Karl was recognized with the college’s Faculty Impact Award.

 

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11Oct

Dr. Cheryl Sisk speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?

Cheryl Sisk is a University Distinguished Professor in the Neuroscience Program, in the College of Natural Science.The common theme of research projects in the Dr. Sisk’s lab is the influence of steroid hormones on nervous system structure and function. This is directed toward understanding the neural, endocrine, and behavioral changes that take place during puberty and adolescence.Cheryl teaches Introduction to Neuroscience II in the Spring of every year.Sisk earned her doctorate from Florida State University.

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11Oct

Dr. Kenneth Merz speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers?

Kenneth Merz is the Joseph Zichis Chair in Chemistry, in the College of Natural Science and Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research.

Dr. Merz’s research focuses at the interface between the computational sciences and biology, including computer-aided drug design.

Kennie came to MSU from the University of Florida where he was a UF Research Foundation Professor, the Edmund H. Prominski Professor of Chemistry and a member of the Quantum Theory Project.

·    Merz has worked in industry as senior director of the Center for Informatics and Drug Discovery at Pharmacopeia and senior director of the ADMET Research and Development Group’s Accelrys software division. He also is the founder of QuantumBio, a software company in State College, Pa.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

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