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Faculty Directory

The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has more than 275 affiliated faculty members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

The GenCen Faculty Directory can be sorted by Name, College, Department, and GenCen Affiliation. Affiliates can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG Faculty (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Click here to jump to a short description of our Faculty Affiliations.

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Jane White

College: Social Science
Department: Criminal Justice
Affiliation: Consulting
Email: jane.white(at)

Jane P. White is the Director and Founder of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, a non-profit organization through MSUs School of Criminal Justice including over 90 agencies and organizations whose purpose is to foster collaboration in identification, prosecution, and rescuing of victims of human trafficking. As the former Associate Director of the National Center for Community Policing through the University, she has served internationally and nationally as an active consultant to criminal justice organizations, including police departments, juvenile courts, and in the field of corrections. She has served in many roles, including as former President of Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, Trustee to the Capital Area Community Foundation and the Greater Lansing Foundation. She also served an appointment by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to the recently-created Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking. She started her career as a police officer with the Lansing Police Department and then became Director of the Criminal Justice and Law Center at Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Police Academy, where she developed and implemented the largest law enforcement training center in the state. She was the first female in the nation heading a police academy. She is a nationally recognized developer and trainer of programs that include community policing, leadership, ethics and human trafficking issues.

What do our Faculty Affiliations Mean?

Core Faculty have a strong continuing professional focus on issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts, as demonstrated through research and teaching or other achievements. The Core Faculty supports the activities of GenCen and assists in developing and implementing its programs and activities, and are also eligible to serve on the GenCen Advisory Committee.

Consulting Faculty, while having a professional interest in issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts and activities of the GenCen, usually do not have these interests as the main focus of their research. 

GDG (Gender, Development and Globalization) Faculty will also be either Core or Consulting Faculty and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) Faculty may also be either Core or Consulting Faculty, though that is not a requirement. GJEC Faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship related to intersections of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice; examining these issues from both local and global perspectives.

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