N. Suzanne Lang

N. Suzanne Lang

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Associate Professor
Department of Horticulture



Dr. N. Suzanne Lang is a tenured faculty member in the Department of Horticulture. In July 2020, she was named Interim Vice Provost for Academic Human Resources at Michigan State University. Most recently (August 2021) she was named Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for AHR (https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/lang-ahr-appointment).

Lang was the associate dean for faculty and administrative affairs, and director of faculty development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU. In that role, she oversaw 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.

At CANR, she served as the Dean’s liaison to the College Advisory Council (CAC). She provided AHR support to unit leaders and oversees the allocation of space for all units within the college. Lang provided 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.S. 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.