Juli Wade's Biographical Statement
Juli Wade is Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development at Michigan State University. In this role, she coordinates the Academic Advancement Network and serves as head of its Leadership Development node. Dr. Wade is a professor in the departments of Psychology and Integrative Biology, and a member of the interdepartmental graduate program in Neuroscience. She served as chair of the Psychology Department from 2010-17 and as a co-coordinator of the department’s undergraduate honors program from 2006-10. She is a recipient of MSU's Teacher-Scholar Award (2002) and Distinguished Faculty Award (2013).
Dr. Wade began as an assistant professor at MSU in 1995 following a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Psychology and Brain Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and her A.B. from Cornell University in 1987.
Dr. Wade’s scholarship focuses on genetic and hormonal mechanisms regulating structural and functional changes in the brain. The work has taken a comparative perspective, mainly using songbirds and lizards as model systems. It has resulted in more than 110 original research articles and was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 1996-2018 and the National Science Foundation 1998-2015.