Staff & Faculty Fellows

Bailey Faculty Fellows

The Bailey Scholars Program (BSP) Faculty Fellowship experience provides an opportunity for MSU faculty and staff to focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) while leading undergraduate students in the journey of self-directed and community learning.  Problems of practice emerge from the classroom and become opportunities for SoTL research.

BSP Faculty Fellows utilize their time in Bailey as a space to develop professionally and academically. By being involved as a member of our multidisciplinary learning community, fellows elevate their teaching and learning styles. These new skills can refresh your academic teaching pursuits within your home department.

Faculty fellows are also involved in a BSP fellow’s learning community. This network annually explores innovative techniques that enhance teaching and learning practices and opportunities. For example, the Office of Campus Sustainability and the Student Organic Farm both began from learning circles convened by the Bailey Scholars Fellows.

The BSP Faculty Fellows rotate in and out of the program on a regular basis. The Faculty Fellows are made up of university faculty members, staff members, student affairs professionals, and adjunct faculty. They do not have to be associated with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to apply.

If you would like to serve as a Faculty Fellow in the Bailey Scholars Program, please contact the BSP Director, Dr. Jeno Rivera, at

Past Faculty Fellows:

Acumo, V., Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change; Adda, R.; Adkins, J., Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences; Durr, R., MSU College Advising Corps; Kaminski, D., Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics; Mbewe, R.; McDonald, R., Social Relations and Policy; Barbier, M., Fisheries & Wildlife; Biernbaum, J., Horticulture; Bilodeau, B., Director-LBGT Resource Center; Bingen, J., Rural Development; Burton, J., Animal Science; Carlson, P., Lear Center; Carra, C., Director- RISE. Chamblee, M., CANR Office of Academic & Student Affairs; Cooper, D., American Thought & Language; Crawford, P., BSP Director; Dann, S., Fisheries & Wildlife, CARRS; DeRosa, S., CANR Office of Academic & Student Affairs; Doberneck, D., University Outreach & Engagement; Elshoff, D., AEE, ANRECS, CARRS, CSUS; Erickson, R., Animal Science; Fails, B., LPI Associate Director; Farrell, P., ANREC Center for Evaluative Studies; Fear, F., Rural Development, CARRS; Habron, G., Fisheries & Wildlife; Harper, P., Horticulture; Hassoun, R., Anthropology; Herner, B., Horticulture; Hesse, J., Fishers & Wildlife; Hironaka, J., BSP Academic Specialist; Kenney, P., BSP Academic Specialist; Link, T., MSU Libraries; Lucas, J., AEE, ANRECS; Nickle, P., Rural Development; Oehmke, J., Agriculture Economics; Person, H., Agriculture Engineering; Petty, D., BSP Academic Specialist; Rios, T., Associate VP for Student Affairs; Rivera, J., CARRS, CSUS; Robinson, C., BSP Faculty; Schaffer, T., MSU Museum; Sterner, G., BSP Senior Director; Thorp, L., Rural Development; Turner, S., Packaging; Williams, S., Office of Women’s Affairs; Woodard, D., Agriculture Experiment Station; Workman, K., Lyman Briggs.



The following is a list of resources that will aid conveners in their work. Content will be continuously added to inform practice.

Bohm, D. & Nichol, L.  (2003) On Dialogue. New York: Taylor and Francis e-library.
(Note. This is only the first chapter. You can access the whole book electronically at

Bailey Scholars Fellows (2000). Weaving Bailey’s Larger Purpose Into the Bailey Core Courses. East Lansing, MI: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Doberneck, DM, Mitchell, C., Chamblee, M. & Burkhardt, P. (2000). Practice ethic for faculty and student learning conveners in the Bailey scholars program. Retrieved August 13, 2014 from

Duley, J. (1999). The Bailey Scholars Program: It’s Ethos and Ethics. Retrieved August 14, 2014 from

Heierbacher,S. (2007) Dialogue and deliberation in P. Holman, T. Devane, & S. Cady (eds) Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems. pp. 102-117.
(Note. This is only this chapter. You can access the whole book at

Isaacs, W. (1999) Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together. New York: Currency.

Kaner (S). (2014). Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory-Decision Making (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Josseybass

Owen, H. (2008) Open space technology: A User’s Guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
(Note. This is only the first couple of chapters. You can access the whole book electronically at

Rodgers, C. (June, 2002). Defining reflection: Another look at John Dewey and reflective thinking. Teachers College Record 104(4) pp. 842-866.

Rivera, J. and Heinrich, B. (2014). Self-Study of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Scholars Program at Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Trosset, C. (1998) Obstacles to open discussion and critical thinking. Change 30(5) pp. 44-49.

UTNE (July, 2002). The power of talk.  UTNE reader. pp. 54-65.