Career Readiness, Engagement, & Community

Program Directors

Each of the academic programs participating in the KU-MSP is under the guidance of a Program Director. The program directors serve as mentors and guides for the MSP scholar. The Program Director(s) organize meetings and monitor the academic progress of each scholar. Below are the Program Directors with a link to the specific academic unit as well as contact information.

Kapila Silva, Associate Professor, Architecture
(785) 864-1150
Marvin Studios, room #132
Michele M. Casavant, Director of Advising and MSP, Advisor for Foreign Language & Secondary English
(785) 864-7096
J.R. Pearson Hall, room #215
Cody Case, MSP Managing Director
785-864-6955
Summerfield Hall, room #350
Angela Gist-Mackey, Assistant Professor
785-864-9874
Bailey Hall, room #116E
Allison Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor, Department of Physcis & Astronomy
785-864-0481
Malott Hall, room #2056C
Abel Chikanda , Assistant Professor, Geography and African/African American Studies
785-864-5534
Lindley Hall, room 204
Vice Provost of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Executive Director, Multicultural Scholars Program
785-864-4904
Strong Hall, room #250
Steven Johnson Jr., Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Student Programs
785-864-0096
Capitol Federal Hall, room 1184
Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy
785-864-4626
Malott Hall, room #1028
Jerry Crawford, Associate Professor
(785) 864-0603
Stauffer-Flint Hall, #205-D
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Genaro Méndez, Associate Professor
785-864-9730
Murphy Hall, room #416
Dennis W. Grauer, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Research
(785) 864-3262
School of Pharmacy Building, Room 2001
Nancy Kepple, Assistant Professor
785-864-0147
Twente Hall, Room 115
Megan Paceley
785-864-2284
Twente Hall, Room 209


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