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The Michigan State University African Studies Center has close to a hundred Core Faculty with experience on Africa, probably one of the largest in the nation. The Center features many scholars in social science, agricultural economics, African languages, the arts and humanities, education, health and medicine and many other fields.

The faculty members are listed alphabetically by college and departmental affiliation, noting geographical areas of Africa experience, and teaching and research interests.

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Jamie Monson Department: African Studies Center; History
Email: monsonj(at)msu.edu

Robert Montgomery Department: Fisheries & Wildlife
Email: montg164(at)msu.edu

Nathan Moore Department: Geography
Email: moorena(at)msu.edu

Leo Murembya Department: Economics
Email: murembya(at)msu.edu

Flora Nankhuni Department: Ag, Food and Resource Economics
Email: nankhuni(at)msu.edu

Deo Ngonyani Department: Linguistics & Languages
Countries/Research: Tanzania
Email: ngonyani(at)msu.edu

Folu Ogundimu Department: Journalism
Email: ogundimu(at)msu.edu

Jennifer Olson Department: Media & Information
Email: olsonjj(at)msu.edu

Lynn Paine Department: International Studies
Email: painel(at)msu.edu

Jane Payumo Department: Center for Global Connections
Email: payumoja(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Dr. Jane Payumo is the Global Research Evaluation Manager of the Center for Global Connections (CGC). She works closely with the CGC Director to formulate and implement the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and global research evaluation goals for CGC and AgBioResearch. She develops appropriate metrics and tools for evaluation, collect statistical data, and conduct research and evaluation studies. She also liaises with CANR and other units in the university to build comprehensive M&E system and deploy research intelligence techniques to assist in the planning, monitoring and impact assessment of CGC and AgBioResearch activities. Dr. Payumo’s academic and policy-related publications (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1105-5851) focus on scientometrics, innovation management, technology transfer and intellectual property management (IP) of knowledge products in agriculture. Her interests include: internationalization of science, data-driven analytics and research evaluation, IP management for development countries, econometric studies on international development, and metrics design and development. Prior to joining MSU, she worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, Washington State University, and Philippine Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. She also has adjunct faculty appointment with Washington State University and a core faculty of MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context and MSU’s Africa Studies Center. She received her Doctor of Philosophy at Washington State University, Pullman, WA; and undergraduate and Master’s degrees in the Philippines both with distinction and honors.