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East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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Biography: Rob Glew has 25 years of experience working in African societies on issues of international development in the areas of coping and livelihood strategies, health, political and social change, education, and identity politics. He has taught courses on international development, cultural change, and socio-cultural diversity.

Glew oversees Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and is also the faculty coordinator for MSU’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded professional development program for mid-career professionals from developing countries working on issues of economic development. Glew has co-directed successful collaborative projects with university, NGO, and governmental partners in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania. He speaks French and Hausa and has also studied Fulfulde.

Dr. Glew earned his BA in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, an MA in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and a PhD in anthropology from Michigan State University.

Glew also serves as the director of the Center for Advanced Study of International Development, and professor of international development studies at MSU.