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Thomas D. Jeitschko

The designated interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer for Michigan State University, providing leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students, and staff.

Thomas JeitschkoThomas D. Jeitschko is the Interim Provost Designee. Prior to assuming the interim provost designee role, he served as senior associate provost, senior advisor to the provost, and acting provost.

In his role as senior associate provost, Jeitschko helped guide the budgeting process of the Office of the Provost and oversaw Office of the Provost communications and events, Institutional Research, and Institutional Space Planning and Management, as well as the Apple Developer Academy, Student Information System project, and ethics initiative. He also served as the provost’s liaison to the Budget Subcommittee of the University Committee on Faculty Affairs, where he consulted with, listened to, and engaged with faculty on the university’s academic budget allocations and the annual salary adjustment process.

Jeitschko is a Professor of Economics who holds an advanced degree from the University of Münster in Germany in Economic History and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Mathematical Economics. At MSU he has taught graduate courses and served on Ph.D. committees in the College of Social Science, the Broad College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Ag and Natural Resources, and the Law College. 

His research interests are in applied economic theory, including game theory, industrial organization, and law and economics. He has published in a wide variety of journals and served on multiple editorial boards. He has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, advises States Attorneys General throughout the U.S. and has been retained by the USDOJ as an expert. Prior to his current appointment at MSU, Jeitschko has held faculty positions at Royal Holloway College, University of London in the United Kingdom, and Texas A&M University as well as shorter appointments at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities. 



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