Michelle Teti Joins Honors College as Associate Dean for Student Programming and Research

The University of Missouri Honors College recently welcomed Michelle Teti as associate dean for student programming and research. In this role, she will coordinate and expand the work being done in these areas and collaborate with campus partners. 

Michelle Teti

Teti earned her Master of Public Health and a Doctorate in Community Health and Prevention from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. She served as a project director at the Treatment Research Center (University of Pennsylvania) and a researcher at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health before joining Mizzou in 2010. Along with working her way up to a professor in the MU College of Health Sciences, Teti was the director of the Bachelor of Public Health Program for nearly three years and an associate chair for the Department of Public Health for two years.

“The Honors College has a great energy about it, and everyone is committed to their programs, which is really exciting to step into,” Teti said. “There is such a commitment to quality experiences for students, which makes me really energized to promote the programs, staff and students who are involved with them. I am looking forward to being an advocate for these programs and a cheerleader for our great students.”

Teti’s work has been disseminated in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and numerous national and international conferences. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Defense, among many others.

“To be able to start something new at MU after 13 years here is an amazing opportunity,” Teti said. “It is fun to approach a new job with an open and beginner’s mind. I look forward to learning from everyone and being able to support new faculty, staff and students with all the things I have learned in my previous positions. I am also excited to work with new collaborators outside of public health and the health fields.”