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Board of Advisors

Honorary Chair

James J. Blanchard
Partner, DLA Piper, former Ambassador to Canada

Canadian Studies Center Advisory Board

Douglas Barcy
Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Janet Blanchard
Advisor to the Meridian International Center, Former First Lady of Michigan 

Douglas George
Consulate General of Canada in Detroit

Heather Howard, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Anthropology 

Sarah Hubbard
Principal at Acuitas LLC, Lansing, MI

Michael Jones, PhD
Professor and Chairperson, Co-director of Quantitative Fisheries Center

Daniel Lynch
Associate Professor and Director: Centre for International Trade & Transportation at Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia

Marsha MacDowell, PhD
Professor, MSU Museum Curator, Co Director and Founder of the Great Lakes Folk Festival

Rebecca Malouin, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor and Director of International Programs, MSU College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Roy Norton, PhD
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago

Karen Phillips
Vice-President Public and Government Affairs, Canadian National Railway Company

Steven Pueppke, PhD
Director, Associate Vice President for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Dawn Pysarchik, PhD
Professor, Communications Arts and Sciences 

John Reifenberg, JD
Professor of Law Michigan State University 

Douglas B. Roberts, PhD
Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

Patricia Rogers, PhD
Assistant Professor

David Schmalz
Schmalz Financial Inc, Kincardine, Ontario

Michael Stamm, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU Department of History 

Kayleigh VandenBussche
Economic Research Analyst, Ford Motor Company