Associate Dean, Faculty and Administrative Affairs & Director CANR Faculty Development
Dr. N. Suzanne Lang is the associate dean for faculty and administrative affairs, and director of faculty development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU). In that role, she oversees the academic human resources (AHR) portfolio of the college which includes support for new faculty orientation; faculty mentoring; the reappointment, promotion and tenure process for the college; grievances/administrative reviews; Academic Program Reviews; faculty awards; and support for faculty across the spectrum of their careers by providing professional development programing.
She serves as the Dean’s liaison to the College Advisory Council (CAC). She provides AHR support to unit leaders and oversees the allocation of space for all units within the college. Lang provides administrative oversight for the ANR Technology Services.
Her academic home is in the Department of Horticulture. Lang is a scholar of whole plant physiology who has widened her focus to include teaching and learning within the classroom, faculty mentoring and evaluation of excellence in teaching.
She earned her B.A. degree in Horticulture from MSU, her M.S. in Horticulture from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and her Ph.D. in Horticulture at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Lang previously served on the faculty of Washington State University and Louisiana State University before joining the faculty at MSU in 2000.