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Michigan State University
International Center
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East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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Amanda Alter Assistant Director of Human Resources
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
altera(at)msu.edu

Titus O. Awokuse Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
awokuset(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Titus Awokuse is the associate dean for research and strategic partnerships at MSU’s International Studies and Programs. He previously served (from 2015-2021) as chairperson in MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. Prior to joining MSU, he was chairperson and professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. His research interests and activities examine how international trade and food market liberalization policies enhance economic growth, improve food supply chains, and promote food security in developing countries. He has published his scholarly research papers in leading professional journals and his works have been cited in the popular press, including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Letters, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Global Food Security, Journal of Comparative Economics, and World Development, the Economist, LA Times.

He is an internationally respected scholar who has consulted for national governments, international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses. Awokuse also made notable contributions to the agricultural and applied economics profession through his leadership roles and service on various committees, advisory boards, and professional associations. He currently serves as an elected member of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA) and is on the Executive Board of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium. He served as journal editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (from 2007-2010) and served as member of editorial board of several academic journals. He was a former Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) section of the AAEA. He earned a Ph.D. in in applied and agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

Jennifer Brewer Program Manager, Tanzania Partnership Program
Office of the Dean

202 International Center
brewer13(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Jennifer Brewer was appointed project manager for TPP in 2017. Prior to her work with TPP, she coordinated the development and submission of international development grants and managed an international education fellowship program for CASID - an ISP area studies center. Jennifer has also coordinated clinical trials for the MSU College of Human Medicine and health studies for the Department of Epidemiology. She recently (2015-17) served as coordinator for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program student council, providing support to African undergraduate and graduate scholars across four continents. Jennifer holds a Masters in Sociocultural Anthropology and has more than ten years of field experience working on development issues in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.

Bingbing Chen Associate Director of International Advancement
Office of the Dean

125 International Center
chenbi13(at)msu.edu

Leticia Cherchiglia Faculty Liaison & Program Coordinator
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
leticia(at)msu.edu

Allison Church Associate Director of International Corporate & Foundation Relations
Office of the Dean

125 International Center
churcha6(at)msu.edu

Kathryn Fillinger Finance and Program Officer for the Tanzania Partnership Program
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
fillin10(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Kathryn Fillinger was appointed Finance and Program Officer for TPP in 2019. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the accounts, while also providing administrative and financial support for TPP. Prior to her current position in International Studies and Programs, Kathryn was a Project Coordinator for the Facility of Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a multi-million dollar research initiative at MSU. Kathryn is an alumna of MSU’s College of Social Science, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology.

William Gall Web Developer
Office of the Dean

220 International Center
gallwill(at)msu.edu