Dean's Arts Advisory Council

Michigan State University’s Dean’s Arts Advisory Council was created by College of Arts and Letters Dean, Christopher P. Long, in August 2019. The DAAC helps the College proactively respond to the recent arts strategy initiative from the Provost and creates strategic benchmarks and programming for the College and University that meets the collaborative goals with our partners. We act as a conduit to share existing programming and ideas from our fellow departmental faculty to create “big picture” programming and curricula for the arts and letters at MSU. We also work with the Dean to identify potential funding and collaborative sources and convey national and international trends in cross-disciplinary artistic endeavors to create sustainable opportunities that would situate MSU as a leader in the arts.

The CREATE! Micro-grant program was founded and developed by former DAAC members Divya Victor and Rob Roznowski.


2022-2023 DAAC Membership. L to R, top to bottom: Dean Christopher P. Long, Laura Jones-Pettit (WRAC), William Vincent (ENG/Film), Dionne O’Dell (THR), Giovanni Salazarcalvo (RCS – Grad Rep), Teresa Dunn (AAHD), Alexis Black (THR), Jacqueline Sullivan Gould (AAHD) and Pete Johnston (Chair – FLM). 


MSU Department of African and African American Studies

MSU Department of English

MSU Department of Art, Art History + Design

MSU College of Arts & Letters

MSU College of Music

MSU Creative Writing Program

MSU Film Studies Program

MSU Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies

MSU Residential College in the Arts & Humanities

with special thanks to MSU Federal Credit Union for their generous support



Kirk Domer | Professor of Scene Design, Department of Theatre

Chris Scales | Professor of Ethnomusicology, College of Music

Michelle Word | Director of Education, MSU Broad Art Museum

Laura Cloud | Associate Professor of Sculpture, Department of Art, Art History + Design

Tim Conrad | Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Department of English

 Mary Worrall | Curator of Textiles and Social Justice, MSU Museum

Devon Akmon | Director, MSU Museum