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Board of Advisors

Honorary Chair

James J. Blanchard
Partner, DLA Piper Global
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Former Michigan Governor

Canadian Studies Center Advisory Board

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

David Closs, PhD
John H. McConnell Chaired Professor, MSU Department of Supply Chain Management
Email: closs(at)msu.edu

Douglas George
Consulate General of Canada, Detroit, MI

Heather Howard, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Anthropology
Email: howardh(at)msu.edu

Sarah Hubbard
Principal at Acuitas LLC, Lansing, MI
Email: shubbard(at)acuitasllc.com

Michael Jones, PhD
Professor and Chairperson, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Co-director, Quantitative Fisheries Center
Email: jonesm30(at)msu.edu

Daniel Lynch
Associate Professor and Director, Centre for International Trade & Transportation, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email: Dan.Lynch(at)dal.ca

Marsha MacDowell, PhD
Professor, MSU Department of Art & Art History
Co Director and Founder of the Great Lakes Folk Festival
Email: macdowel(at)msu.edu

Rebecca Malouin, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor and Director of International Programs, MSU College of Human Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Email: rebecca.malouin(at)hc.msu.edu

Roy Norton, PhD
Chief of Protocol of Canada, Former Consulate General of Canada, Chicago, IL

Steven Pueppke, PhD
Professor, MSU Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Global and Strategic Initiatives
Email: pueppke(at)msu.edu

Dawn Pysarchik, PhD
Professor, MSU Communications Arts and Sciences, Advertising and Public Relations
Email: pysarchi(at)msu.edu

David Schmalz
Schmalz Financial Inc, Kincardine, Ontario

Michael Stamm, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Director, MSU Department of History 

Kayleigh VandenBussche
International Government Relations Manager, General Motors, Detroit, MI

David Woodruff
Assistant Vice President, U.S. Public and Government Affairs, Canadian National Railway

Catherine Yansa, PhD
Associate Professor, MSU Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
Email: yansa(at)msu.edu