James M. Lucas works in the Office Undergraduate Education at Michigan State University as Assistant Dean for Global Education and Curriculum. In this capacity, he consults with campus departments and helps connect curricula and co-curriculum to the institution’s learning outcomes, develop assessment methods to evidence this learning, and create experiential opportunities that enhance the undergraduate experience. Dr. Lucas places special emphasis on integrating global, diversity, and equity concerns into the student experience.
Dr. Lucas supervises MSU’s first-year seminar programs, MSU Testing Center, and Collaborative Learning Center. He represents his office at campus meetings related to international students, education abroad, intergroup dialogue, and related intercultural concerns. He serves as the unit representative to the MSU Institutional Diversity Excellence in Action (IDEA) committee.
His work and research has been acknowledged internationally, and he has consulted across the country about his work and dissertation research. Dr. Lucas maintains his connection to the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources (CANR), where he teaches campus and study abroad classes related to sustainability. He also works on international curriculum, teaching, and learning capacity building in collaboration with CANR.