Michigan State University welcomes three new faculty members to leadership roles in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences in June. As current faculty embark on new opportunities, the new leadership will help advance the work of the college.
Tim P. Vos, Ph.D., will serve as the new Director of the MSU School of Journalism, coming to MSU from the Missouri School of Journalism. He will fill the vacancy left by Lucinda Davenport, Ph.D., who plans to return to the faculty after serving as the Director for 10 years. Davenport has held a range of other leadership positions, including associate dean of graduate studies for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Monique Turner, Ph.D., will serve as the new Chair of the Department of Communication, coming to MSU from George Washington University. She will assume the position in place of James Dearing, Ph.D., who chaired the department from 2013 to 2019. Dearing has been named the Brandt Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication, and he plans to return to the faculty, to continue his work on funded research and as an expert in a national advisory role.
Michael Stern, Ph.D., will serve as the new Chair of the Department of Media and Information, coming to MSU from the University of Chicago. He will assume the position in place of Johannes Bauer, Ph.D., who chaired the department from 2013 to 2019. In August, Bauer was selected as the Quello Chair for Media and Information Policy at MSU, where he will provide strategic direction and leadership for the James H. and Mary B. Quello Center.
The Quello Center was established in 1998 to be a world-wide focal point for excellence in research, teaching, and the development and application of expertise in telecommunication management and policy. The center is dedicated to original research and outreach on current issues of information and communication management, law, and policy.
The terms for each of the newly appointed faculty begin on June 1, 2019.