Thomas D. Jeitschko is the associate provost and dean for graduate education. Jeitschko was most recently Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the College of Social Science and Professor of Economics. He has also served as the Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program, an intensive, 2-month residential training program which prepares talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines with the aim of increasing diversity in the field. Thomas was instrumental in bringing that nationally recognized program to Michigan State. He regularly advises Attorneys General Offices throughout the U.S. in antitrust and consumer protection matters. He was a 2017-18 Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow, and serves as a mentor for our AAN Leadership Fellows program in the 2018-19 academic year.