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Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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Steve Hanson Associate Provost and Dean
Office of the Dean

207 International Center

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Biography: Steven Hanson is associate provost and dean of International Studies and Programs (ISP). In this role, Hanson leads MSU's international programming efforts, including multidisciplinary and multicollege research and strategic partnerships with higher education institutions abroad. In collaboration with ISP faculty and staff, Hanson guides research and activities that will positively impact critical global issues, particularly those related to food, health, environment, and education.

Hanson oversees the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, Tanzania Partnership Program and the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation. Dr. Hanson previously served ISP as interim dean from 2013-2014 and assistant dean from 2009-2013. As assistant dean, he helped establish MSU's Office of International Research and Collaboration, which assists faculty in developing multidisciplinary proposals.

Dr. Hanson joined MSU in 1988 in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE). From 2003-2014, he served as Chair of AFRE, providing leadership to one of the most productive and highly ranked departments in the country. During his time as chairperson, the department built core strengths around integrated research, teaching and outreach programs in agri-food systems and bio-economy, global food systems and international development, environmental and natural resources, and regional development and strategic growth. The department also doubled faculty publications in agricultural economics and economic journals, while also tripling enrollment in undergraduate programs. Dr. Hanson led efforts to diversify the department's undergraduate programs and nearly tripled external funding support for graduate students.

Dr. Hanson's research focuses on risk management with financial contracts and the valuation of financial contracts and assets, such as land. He has taught graduate and undergraduate financial economics and management courses and his work has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Empirical Finance.

Hanson serves on the board of directors for the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities. He has served as Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators and is a Fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute. Hanson received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.

Carrie Hatcher Assistant Director of Finance
Office of the Dean

205A International Center

John Haupt Curriculum Integration Specialist
Office for Education Abroad

109 International Center

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Biography: John Haupt serves as the curriculum integration specialist assigned to work with all colleges across campus to assist in further integrating education abroad into their curriculum. In addition to this role, he also serves a program coordinator for Lyman Briggs College, the Honors College, the Graduate School, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

A native of the Cincinnati area, John has worked in international education his entire professional career. Over the past six years, he has worked at the tertiary level with both domestic students seeking to study abroad, and international students pursuing degrees in the United States. John possesses a diverse educational background with two bachelor’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University in Secondary Education and International Studies, one master’s degree in Linguistics from Ohio University, and another master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Education from the University of Kentucky. As a student and working professional, John has had the opportunity to study and work overseas. He participated in three education abroad programs as an undergraduate in Ireland, Spain, and Cameroon and one as a graduate student in Mexico. He also taught English in South Korea for two years. Moreover, John is a published author and has presented at numerous professional conferences. He is currently working on a project to investigate the relationship between education abroad participation and degree completion.

John believes in the power of education abroad and the idea that education abroad is a high impact practice with the power to promote personal, academic, and professional growth in all students. Through his role at MSU, he seeks to provide further opportunities for students to incorporate education abroad into their degree plan.

Mary Hennessey Director
Volunteer English Tutoring Program

310 International Center

Lisa Hinds Fiscal Officer/Office Supervisor
African Studies Center

100 International Center

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Biography: Lisa Hinds joined the African Studies Center in her current role in July 2014. Her primary responsibilities involve the financial and budgetary functions of the center, including grants administration. She also works closely with the Center Director in overall strategic planning for the Center with respect to staffing, budgets and operations.

Lisa completed her bachelor's degree in Finance at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Emily Holley Associate Director
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

300 International Center

Dori Marie Hopkins Student Advisor, Internship Coordinator
Center for Gender in Global Context

207 International Center

David Horner
Community Volunteers for International Programs

300F International Center