Dr. Judith Stoddart

Dr. Judith Stoddart, Interim Dean

Dr. Judith Stoddart, Senior Associate Dean
University Fellowships Program Coordinator and coordinator of endowed fellowship programs;  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Ford Fellowship campus coordinator; co-coordinator workshop programs associated with career and professional development, including Certification in College Teaching; Graduate Writing Fellows in the Discipline Director
Phone: 517-432-2524

Judith Stoddart served as interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan State 2015-2017. She has been an Associate Dean in the Graduate School since 2011, Assistant Dean (2007-2010), and director of the University Fellowship Programs since 2002. As co-PI and project director at MSU for the Council of Graduate Schools Ph.D. Completion Project and for the ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education, Dr. Stoddart has worked with graduate programs across MSU and with national partners on initiatives to improve doctoral student recruitment, mentoring, and career and professional development. She was recently named to the steering committee for the CIC/ACM Mellon Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, a 7-year $8.1 million grant focused on preparing underrepresented students in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts for graduate study and helping them transition into faculty careers. Dr. Stoddart served on the MSU Provost’s Task Force on Graduate Student Mentoring and Research, which wrote the Guidelines for Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring Relationships and the Guidelines for Integrity in Research and Creative Activities. She served as a certified mediator in the University Mediation Center, and a part of the Graduate School Conflict Resolution training team which has provided workshops to faculty and graduate students at universities across the country.  

Dr. Stoddart was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where she received an M.Phil and D.Phil in English. She has published on 19th-century theories of nationalism, aesthetic theory, and visual culture. Dr. Stoddart was the associate chair and graduate program director in the MSU English Department for 4 years. Her graduate and undergraduate teaching have been recognized by departmental and university awards.