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International Center
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Danielle Fowler Assistant Director of Communications
Office of the Dean

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Greg Frens Fiscal Officer
Asian Studies Center

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Greg Frens Fiscal Officer
Center for Gender in Global Context

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Chad Frost Program Coordinator
Japan Center for Michigan Universities

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Lisa Fruge Managing Coordinator, International Projects and Events, Alliance for African Partnership &
African Studies Center

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Biography: Lisa Frugé joined the African Studies Center in June 1996 as the Editorial Assistant and was recently promoted to Editor of the African Studies Center's weekly bulletin. Lisa works closely with the Assistant Director to host 12 to 14 speakers per semester for weekly seminars, as well as assist with coordinating major events for the unit. Lisa handles all of the communications for the office and has served as the resource person and "face" of the Center for many years.

Lisa graduated from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor's of science in Organizational Management. In June 2015, Lisa was a recipient of the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award.

William Gall Web Developer
Office of the Dean

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Rob Glew Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Office of the Dean

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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.

Rob Glew Director
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

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