Deans

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Leo Kempel Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leo Kempel’s current research interests are conformal antennas, engineered materials for microwave applications, and computational electromagnetics. Kempel is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI). He received the MSU College of Engineering’s Withrow Distinguished Scholar (Junior Faculty) Award in 2001, the MSU Teacher-Scholar award in 2002, and a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2002.More Details
MSU College of Engineering Address Michigan State University Computer Engineering Engineering Building 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room Number 3410 East Lansing Michigan 48824 Work Phone: (517) 355-5113

Leo Kempel’s current research interests are conformal antennas, engineered materials for microwave applications, and computational electromagnetics. Kempel is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI). He received the MSU College of Engineering’s Withrow Distinguished Scholar (Junior Faculty) Award in 2001, the MSU Teacher-Scholar award in 2002, and a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2002.

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Randolph Rasch PhD, RN, FAANP

Dean and Professor

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Address 1355 Bogue St., Room #A216 East Lansing MI 48824
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Kami Silk Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Kami Silk is an professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the MA Program in Health & Risk Communication at Michigan State University; she also has an appointment with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES). She researches in the general area of health communication, with a specific interest in developing effective health messages for the lay public that are sensitive to health literacy issues. Dr. Silk is currently a co- investigator for an NCI and NIEHS funded grant that investigates the links between the environment and breast cancer. With an emphasis on adolescent lifestyle factors [nutrition and exercise] as a strategy for risk reduction, Dr. Silk is developing health messages for mothers of adolescent girls. Dr. Silk is also funded through MAES to investigate public perceptions of bioeconomy initiatives. Research Interests: Health and organizational communicationMore Details
MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences Address Michigan State University Communication Arts and Sciences Building 404 Wilson Road, Room 293 East Lansing Michigan 48824 Work Phone: (517) 884-3550

Dr. Kami Silk is an professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the MA Program in Health & Risk Communication at Michigan State University; she also has an appointment with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES). She researches in the general area of health communication, with a specific interest in developing effective health messages for the lay public that are sensitive to health literacy issues. Dr. Silk is currently a co- investigator for an NCI and NIEHS funded grant that investigates the links between the environment and breast cancer. With an emphasis on adolescent lifestyle factors [nutrition and exercise] as a strategy for risk reduction, Dr. Silk is developing health messages for mothers of adolescent girls. Dr. Silk is also funded through MAES to investigate public perceptions of bioeconomy initiatives.

Research Interests:
Health and organizational communication

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Barbara Smith Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research

Overview of research interests include:
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise to resolve peripheral neuropathy
  • Safety and efficacy of exercise for symptom management
  • Exercise in adults and children with chronic conditions
  • Exercise to improve health for patients with breast cancer
  • International nursing to build global nursing capacity
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MSU College of Nursing Address Michigan State University Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research 1355 Bogue Street, Room C284 East Lansing Michigan 48824 Work Phone: (517) 432-9159

Overview of research interests include:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise to resolve peripheral neuropathy
  • Safety and efficacy of exercise for symptom management
  • Exercise in adults and children with chronic conditions
  • Exercise to improve health for patients with breast cancer
  • International nursing to build global nursing capacity
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John Verboncoeur Ph.D.

Acting Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Verboncoeurs research interests are computational plasma physics, electromagnetics, beam physics, high field effects including sheath formation, field emission, multipactor, and breakdown, laser-plasma interactions, plasma edge effects, transport, numerical methods, object-oriented techniques applied to scientific computing, visualization, plasma waves and boundary phenomena. Applications include microwave-beam devices, charged particle beam optics, fusion and other energy applications, accelerators, plasma thrusters, low pressure discharges for plasma processing, and high pressure discharges including plasma display panels and fluorescent lamps.More Details
Address Michigan State University Engineering Building 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room Number 3410 East Lansing Michigan 48824 Work Phone: (517) 355-5133

John Verboncoeurs research interests are computational plasma physics, electromagnetics, beam physics, high field effects including sheath formation, field emission, multipactor, and breakdown, laser-plasma interactions, plasma edge effects, transport, numerical methods, object-oriented techniques applied to scientific computing, visualization, plasma waves and boundary phenomena. Applications include microwave-beam devices, charged particle beam optics, fusion and other energy applications, accelerators, plasma thrusters, low pressure discharges for plasma processing, and high pressure discharges including plasma display panels and fluorescent lamps.