Michigan State University

Subject Librarians


The table below lists the name, office telephone number and e-mail address of the librarian who specializes in service for each subject area. Subject librarians offer research advice to individuals or university classes, and consider requests for purchase of new materials. The subject terms are linked to corresponding lists of electronic resources. Librarians with liaison duties for Multidisciplinary Collections and Residential Colleges are listed at the bottom of the page.

For general questions about the collection, contact Steven Sowards, Associate Director for Collections at (517) 884-6391.

Collection Development Policy Statements

African Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
African Studies Jessica Achberger Martin (517) 884-0839 achberg2@lib.msu.edu
African Studies Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@lib.msu.edu

Agriculture
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Suzanne Teghtmeyer (517) 884-0894 teghtmey@lib.msu.edu
Agriculture and Forestry Suzanne Teghtmeyer (517) 884-0894 teghtmey@lib.msu.edu
Animal Culture Andrea Kepsel (517) 884-0898 akepsel@msu.edu
Beekeeping Andrea Kepsel (517) 884-0898 akepsel@msu.edu
Dairy Science Andrea Kepsel (517) 884-0898 akepsel@msu.edu

Anthropology
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Anthropology Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu

Architecture
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Architecture Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu
Human Environment and Design Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu

Art History
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Art History Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu

Arts, Performing
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Dance, Theatre, Film Studies Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu

Arts, Visual
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Film Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Photography Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu

Asian Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Asian Studies Xian Wu (517) 884-0837 wuxian@lib.msu.edu
Central Asia Terri Miller (517) 884-0841 ticklet@msu.edu
South and Southeast Asian Studies Zoe McLaughlin (517) 884-0867 mclau197@lib.msu.edu
Western Asia
(See Middle Eastern Studies)
Deborah Margolis (517) 884-0892 deborahm@lib.msu.edu

Astronomy
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Astronomy Tom Volkening (517) 432-1498 volkenin@msu.edu

Biological Sciences
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Biology: General Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Andrea Kepsel (517) 884-0898 akepsel@msu.edu
Botany Suzanne Teghtmeyer (517) 884-0894 teghtmey@lib.msu.edu
Ecology Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu
Gull Lake Library Melissa Yost (269) 671-2310 Melissa.Yost@kbs.msu.edu
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Neuroscience Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Pharmacology & Toxicology Chana Kraus-Friedberg (517) 884-8462 krausfri@msu.edu
Physiology Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Zoology Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu

Business
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Accounting Ben Hall (517) 432-4182 hallben6@msu.edu
Advertising Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
Career Information Ben Hall (517) 432-4182 hallben6@msu.edu
Data Services Breezy Silver (517) 432-4181 silverbr@msu.edu
Entrepreneurship Terence O'Neill (517) 884-6685 oneillt@msu.edu
Finance Ben Hall (517) 432-4182 hallben6@msu.edu
Hospitality Business Breezy Silver (517) 432-4181 silverbr@msu.edu
Human Resources Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
International Business Ben Hall (517) 432-4182 hallben6@msu.edu
Labor Relations Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
Management Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
Marketing Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
MBA Programs Laura Leavitt Walesby (517) 355-4647 leavitt9@msu.edu
Small Business Terence O'Neill (517) 884-6685 oneillt@msu.edu
Supply Chain Management Breezy Silver (517) 432-4181 silverbr@msu.edu

Canadian Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Canadian Studies Dao Gong (517) 884-0884 gongd@lib.msu.edu

Chemistry
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Chemistry Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu

Classics
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Classical Archaeology Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@msu.edu
Classical Studies Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@msu.edu

Clothing & Textiles
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Clothing Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu
Textiles Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu

Comics
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Comic Art Randall W. Scott (517) 884-6474 scottr@msu.edu

Communication
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Advertising Alex Hauser (517) 884-6679 hauseral@msu.edu
Communication Sharon Ladenson (517) 884-0891 ladenson@msu.edu
Communicative Sciences and Disorders Jessica Shira Sender (517) 355-8324 jsender@msu.edu
Communications Technology Sharon Ladenson (517) 884-0891 ladenson@msu.edu
Journalism Hui Hua Chua (517) 884-0856 chua@lib.msu.edu
Telecommunications Sharon Ladenson (517) 884-0891 ladenson@msu.edu

Computers
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Computer Science Tom Volkening (517) 432-1498 volkenin@msu.edu

Criminal Justice
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Criminal Justice Carin Graves (517) 884-0854 gravesc@msu.edu

Digital Humanities
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Digital Humanities Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu

Economics
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Economics Breezy Silver (517) 432-4181 silverbr@lib.msu.edu

Education
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Counseling Jill Morningstar (517) 884-0852 jmorning@msu.edu
Educational Administration Sara Miller (517) 884-0835 smiller@msu.edu
Educational Psychology Jill Morningstar (517) 884-0852 jmorning@msu.edu
Kinesiology Sheila Bryant (517) 884-0896 bryants@msu.edu
Special Education Jill Morningstar (517) 884-0852 jmorning@msu.edu
Teacher Education Jill Morningstar (517) 884-0852 jmorning@msu.edu

Engineering
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Engineering Tom Volkening (517) 432-1498 volkenin@msu.edu

Environmental Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Environmental Policy Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu
Environmental Science Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu
Environmental Studies Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu
Fisheries and Wildlife Eric Tans (517) 884-7808 tans@lib.msu.edu
Landscape Architecture Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu
Park and Recreation Resources Suzanne Teghtmeyer (517) 884-0894 teghtmey@lib.msu.edu
Planning & Design Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu

Ethnic Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
African American Studies Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@msu.edu
Arab American Studies Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@msu.edu
Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@msu.edu
Boricua Studies Andrea Salazar (517) 884-3548 salaza27@msu.edu
Chicano Studies (Mexican American) Andrea Salazar (517) 884-3548 salaza27@msu.edu
European Americans and Other Immigrant Groups Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@msu.edu
Hispanic (see Boricua, Chicano and/or Latino Studies) Andrea Salazar (517) 884-3548 salaza27@msu.edu
Native American Studies Erik Ponder (517) 884-0838 ponderer@msu.edu

European Studies & Russian Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
British History/Studies Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
European Studies(General) Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
French Studies Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
Germanic Studies Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Iberian Studies (Spanish, Portuguese) Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
Irish History/Studies Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
Italian Studies Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
Modern Greek Studies Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
Russian and East European Studies Terri Miller (517) 884-0841 ticklet@msu.edu

Food Science & Nutrition
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Food Science Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Nutrition Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu

Gaming
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Gaming Jonah Magar (517) 884-8479 magarjon@msu.edu

Gender Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Gay and Lesbian Studies Sharon Ladenson (517) 884-0891 ladenson@msu.edu
Men's Studies Peter Berg (517) 884-6396 berg@msu.edu
Women's Studies Sharon Ladenson (517) 884-0891 ladenson@msu.edu

Geography
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Geography Kathleen Weessies (517) 884-0849 weessie2@msu.edu
Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu
GIS (Geographic Information Science) Kathleen Weessies (517) 884-0849 weessie2@msu.edu
Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu
Maps/Atlases Kathleen Weessies (517) 884-0849 weessie2@msu.edu
Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@lib.msu.edu

Geology
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Geology Kathleen Weessies (517) 884-0849 weessie2@msu.edu

Government
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Canadian Government Documents Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu
International Documents Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu
Michigan Government Documents Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu
U.S. Government Documents Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu

Grants
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Foundations Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Fundraising Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Proposal Writing Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu

History
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
American (U.S.) History Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Ancient History Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@msu.edu
British/Irish History Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
French History Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
General History (see also specific regions) Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Historiography Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Medieval and Renaissance/Early Modern Studies Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu
Military Science Steven Sowards (517) 884-6391 sowards@lib.msu.edu

International Development
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
International Development (see also specific regions) Xian Wu (517) 884-0837 wuxian@lib.msu.edu

Jewish Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Jewish Studies Deborah Margolis (517) 884-0892 deborahm@lib.msu.edu

Human Resources & Labor Relations
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Human Resources Laura Leavitt Walesby (517) 355-4647 leavitt9@msu.edu
Labor Relations Laura Leavitt Walesby (517) 355-4647 leavitt9@msu.edu

Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Caribbean Studies Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
Latin American Studies Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu

Library Science
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Books & Printing Ranti Junus (517) 884-0878 junus@lib.msu.edu
Library Science Ranti Junus (517) 884-0878 junus@lib.msu.edu
Museum Studies Ranti Junus (517) 884-0878 junus@lib.msu.edu

Linguistics & Language
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Language and
English Language Center
Stephanie C. Perentesis (517) 884-0836 perente1@msu.edu
Linguistics Stephanie C. Perentesis (517) 884-0836 perente1@msu.edu

Literature
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
American & English Literature Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Canadian Literature Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu

Mathematics
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Mathematics Sheila Bryant (517) 884-0896 bryants@msu.edu
Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) Sheila Bryant (517) 884-0896 bryants@msu.edu
Statistics Sheila Bryant (517) 884-0896 bryants@msu.edu

Medicine
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Biostatistics Abraham Wheeler (517) 884-0893 awheeler@msu.edu
Epidemiology Abraham Wheeler (517) 884-0893 awheeler@msu.edu
Medicine Iris Kovar-Gough (517) 884-0909 (EL)
(616) 234-2742 (GR)
iriskg@lib.msu.edu
Chana Kraus-Friedberg (517) 884-8462 krausfri@msu.edu
Osteopathic Medicine Abraham Wheeler (517) 884-0893 awheeler@msu.edu

Middle Eastern Sudies
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Middle Eastern (Western Asia) Studies Deborah Margolis (517) 884-0892 deborahm@lib.msu.edu

Music
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Music Grace Haynes (517) 353-1857 haynesg3@lib.msu.edu

Numeric Data
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Numeric Data Scout Calvert (517) 884-8024 calvert4@lib.msu.edu

Nursing
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Nursing Jessica Shira Sender (517) 355-8324 jsender@msu.edu

Packaging
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Packaging Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu

Philosophy
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Philosophy Lydia Tang (517) 884-8984 ltang5@msu.edu

Physics
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Physics Tom Volkening (517) 432-1498 volkenin@msu.edu

Political Science
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Political Science Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu

Psychology
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Psychology Andy Boyles Petersen (517) 884-0876 andyjp@msu.edu

Public Health
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Public Health Abraham Wheeler (517) 884-0893 awheeler@msu.edu
Chana Kraus-Friedberg (517) 884-8462 krausfri@msu.edu

Public Policy
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Public Administration Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu
Public Policy Julia Frankosky (517) 884-6387 frankosk@msu.edu

Religion
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Religious Studies Agnes Widder (517) 884-6394 widder@msu.edu

Sociology
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Human Development & Family Studies Carin Graves (517) 884-0854 gravesc@msu.edu
Social Work Carin Graves (517) 884-0854 gravesc@msu.edu
Sociology Carin Graves (517) 884-0854 gravesc@msu.edu

Special Collections
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Rare Books and Special Collections Leslie McRoberts (517) 884-0821 mcrobe13@msu.edu

Sports & Kinesiology
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Sports & Kinesiology Sheila Bryant (517) 884-0896 bryants@msu.edu

Turfgrass
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Turfgrass Pete Cookingham (517) 884-1950 cooking1@msu.edu

Veterinary Medicine
Discipline Librarian Phone Email Address
Veterinary Medicine Andrea Kepsel (517) 884-0898 akepsel@msu.edu

Multidisciplinary Collections

Collection Librarian Phone Email Address
Area Studies (General) Mary Jo Zeter (517) 884-0840 zeter@msu.edu
Browsing Collection
(recent popular fiction and nonfiction)
Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu
Careers (Reference) Elizabeth Webster (517) 884-5929 ewebster@msu.edu
Financial Aid Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Funding Center Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Grants Anita Ezzo (517) 884-6397 ezzoa@msu.edu
Health Sciences (General) Susan Kendall (517) 884-0902 skendall@msu.edu
Humanities (General) Terrie Wilson (517) 884-0862 wilso398@msu.edu
Main Library Reference Rachel Minkin (517) 884-0874 minkinr@msu.edu
Hui Hua Chua (517) 884-0856 chua@msu.edu
Planning & Design Amanda Tickner (517) 884-9432 atickner@msu.edu
Social Sciences (General) Kathleen Weessies (517) 884-0849 weessie2@msu.edu
Sciences (General) Tom Volkening (517) 432-1498 volkenin@msu.edu
Travel (Reference) Hui Hua Chua (517) 884-0856 chua@msu.edu
Vincent Voice Library Mike Laney (517) 884-8983 laneymic@msu.edu
WRAC (Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures) Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu
Ben Oberdick (517) 884-0895 ob1@lib.msu.edu

Residential Colleges

College Librarian Phone Email Address
James Madison College Elizabeth Webster (517) 884-5929 ewebster@msu.edu
Lyman Briggs College Chana Kraus-Friedberg (517) 884-8462 krausfri@lib.msu.edu
RCAH (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities) Michael Rodriguez (517) 884-6395 rodri171@msu.edu