Andy Northrop, M.A.

Andy Northrop

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Statewide Government and Community Vitality, Sustainable Tourism Educator
Michigan State University Extension



Masters of Arts, Sustainable Development
Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Andy holds a statewide appointment with Michigan State University Extension's Community, Food, and Environment Institute. In addition to his statewide role, he is part of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 2022 Global Scholars inaugural cohort focused on expanding international programs, and a graduate of 2018 National Extension Leadership Development program.

Prior to joining MSU, Andy's career spanned more than ten years working abroad across multiple countries. His global experience coupled with his MSU role fosters the community transformations necessary to create and sustain places where people want to live, work, play, learn and return.

Program Areas Include:


  • MA, Sustainable Development - SIT Graduate Institute
  • BS, Psychology - Michigan State University



Languages: Andy has knowledge of Thai, Spanish, and Korean.

Memberships: National Extension Tourism (Chair 2021-2023, Past-Chair 2025), National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, International Association of Community Development (IACD), and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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