Museum Studies

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

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

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

Teresa Goforth, Exhibits Manager, Michigan State University Museum

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

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

Regular guest lecturers and associated faculty include:

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

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

Frank Ettawegeshik, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan

Emily Fijol, Assistant Director, Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame

Cynthia Ghering, Director, University Archives and Historical Collections

Dr. Lynne Goldstein, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Lora Helou, Associate Director, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Candace Keller, Assistant 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, Assistant 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. Shirley Wajda, Curator of History, Michigan State University Museum

Dr. Ethan Watrall, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Mary Worrall, Assistant Curator of Folk Arts and Quilt Index Project Manager, MSU Museum