Kelly Millenbah, Ph.D.

Kelly Millenbah

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Interim Dean for CANR; Director of Academic and Student Affairs

Telephone: 517-355-0234

Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 121
East Lansing, MI 48824

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife


Dr. Kelly F. Millenbah was named interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on July 1, 2021.

Prior to this role, she served as senior associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Additionally, Millenbah is the director of  academic and student affairs in the CANR at Michigan State University (MSU). In that role, she oversees the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) including the academic portfolio of the college (two-year certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs) and manages the college’s General Fund account. She is also a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. 

Millenbah is a scholar of natural resources education with a focus on teaching and learning within the classroom, curricular design and development, and recruitment and retention of students in the sciences. She earned her B.A. degree in Biology from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU.

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Millenbah previously served as the associate director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, director of academic programs in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and associate dean of Lyman Briggs College (a residential college for students interested in the sciences), all at MSU. 

In May 2018, Millenbah was awarded the inaugural 2018 Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership at MSU. The Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership was designed to recognize consistently demonstrated excellence in MSU academic leadership. 

She has also been recognized for her commitment to teaching and learning through several awards including a Lilly Teaching Fellowship, the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Sigma Alpha Agriculture Advocate Award, and the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Distinguished Faculty Award.