InnovateGov Program featured in The Engaged Scholar

University Outreach and Engagement has focused its latest issue on Detroit and partnerships between MSU and the Motor City. The Read More »

Dr. Christina Bodea

Dr. Cristana Bodea presents at international conference

Professor Bodea has been invited to attend the SUERF conference at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy on “Populism, Economic Policies and Read More »

Urban Politics students create voting guides

Dr. Sarah Reckhow’s Urban Politics students have created two voter guides to assist East Lansing and Lansing voters in making Read More »


Nov. 22: Master of Public Policy Program Information Session

Learn more about the Master of Public Policy Program at our next informational session, including the application process, the MPP-BA Read More »

Nov. 22: “Working for the Machine Patronage Jobs and Political Services in Argentina” by Dr. Virginia Oliveros (Tulane)

Dr. Virginia Oliveros is an associate professor of political science and an associate research fellow at the Center for Inter-American Read More »


2019 Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Professor Ryan Black has been chosen by the MSU Graduate School as the recipient of the 2019 Michigan State University Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for his mentoring of students in research and teaching.

The committee made the following remarks:

Dr. Black is a first-rate scholar and teacher and is wholeheartedly committed to mentoring doctoral students, as highlighted by the candid and wide-ranging letter from several of his Ph.D. students.  He works closely with his students, co-publishing with them generously and adapting to their needs for professional development as individual learners and future scholars as they move through graduate school-working with them on syllabi development, conducting mock interviews, and grant writing.  Dr. Black seems to make sure that his students are prepared to embark on the job market when necessary.  The success of his mentoring is evident based on the excellent placement rate of his former students.