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Dean Search

Michigan State University is conducting a search for its next Dean of the College of Natural Science. Updates throughout this process will be provided on this webpage. The executive search firm, Opus Partners, will facilitate the search process. If you have nominations for qualified applicants, please send them to the consulting firm MSUNatSciDean@opuspartners.net .

Search Updates

Updates regarding the Dean Search will be made available as the search begins.

Search Committee Members

Search Committee Members Listing (* denotes Search Commitee Co-Chair)
First Name Last name Title/Unit
Saul Beceiro Novo Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Kendra*
Cheruvelil
Dean of Lyman Briggs
Veona
Cutinho
Undergraduate Representative, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Vic
DiRita
Chair, Molecular Genetics and Immunology
Megan
Donahue
Professor - TS, Physics and Astronomy
Roger
Gray
Budget Officer, NatSci Deans Office
Brian
Gulbransen
Chair of Faculty Advisory Committee, Physiology
Longxiu
Huang
Assistant Professor, CMSE
Michelle
Mazei-Robison
Associate Professor - TS, Physiology
Keith*
Promislow
Professor - TS, Mathematics
Pavel
Sikorskii
Sr. Academic Specialist and Co-Director Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
Jon
Stoltzfus
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brishti White
Graduate Student Representative, Neuroscience Program

Search Timeline

  • February 7, 2024 – Search Charge Meeting
  • February to April 2024 – Recruitment
  • Mid-April 2024 – Candidate Review
  • Late April 2024 – First Round Interviews
  • May 2024 – Final Interviews and Selection

Questions?

 Questions about the College of Natural Science Dean search can be directed to the search firm, Opus Partners MSUNatSciDean@opuspartners.net.