Christine Geith

Assistant Provost and Executive Director

email: geith[at]msu[dot]edu

Dr. Christine Geith is Executive Director of Michigan State University’s MSUglobal. Chris has been pioneering new approaches in higher education for more than 20 years using educational technology, online learning and entrepreneurial approaches. She leads the MSUglobal team in developing and piloting new ways to enhance faculty research, teaching and learning.


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Curriculum, Instruction and Administration; Higher Education Leadership
  • M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.S., State University of New York College at Buffalo, Textile Design. Concentration in Art Education.


  • Assistant Provost, Executive Director, MSU Global, Michigan State University, 2001-Present
  • Director, Distance Learning and Co-Director, Educational Technology Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991-2001


  • 2006 Fellow, Michigan State University Executive Leadership Academy, and Alumnus, Center for Creative Leadership.
  • Great American Gardeners Award – G.B. Gunlogson Award for “creative use of new technology to make home gardening more productive and enjoyable,” American Horticultural Society, 2005.
  • Arena Award recognizing innovative IT leaders, Center for Digital Education, 2003.


Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Published Proceedings

  • Applying Synergistic Design to Entrepreneurial, University-based, Online Learning. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, edited by G. Richards, Chesapeake, VA: 2007, AACE (1102-1107).
  • Partnerships and New Models for Attracting Learners in a Global Market. Proceedings of the Sydney Symposia: Crafting Sydney’s Future. Sydney, Australia: 2005, University of Sydney.
  • North American Perspective: Business Models and Practices for Online Learning in the United States. Proceedings of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Conference, Adelaide, Australia: 2005, University of South Australia.
  • Instructor-led Collaborative Learning in the Corporate World: The FCIB/MSU Partnership. Proceedings of the Sloan-C 10th International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, Florida: 2004, Sloan Consortium.
  • The Value Proposition of Corporate/University Partnerships. Conference Proceedings. E-Learning Conference & Expo, Washington, D.C.: 2002.

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