Jennifer Marcy
(517) 884-4456

C738 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyReligious Studies

Academic Specialist
Director of the Global Nonprofit Leadership Program

Religion and Non-Profits; ​​Faith-Based Organizations and International Development


Dr. Jennifer Marcy is the Director of the Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise M.A. & Certificate Programs in the Department of Religious Studies. Dr. Marcy is a scholar-practitioner with 18 years of experience working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. She teaches university courses at MSU and has experience with adult curriculum development, evaluation, and delivery in multiple countries. Dr. Marcy has coordinated multidisciplinary teams spanning academia, corporations, non-profit organizations, and for-profit firms, developing global partnerships working to address major development issues. Her international work experience spans Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. Her research examines the global mobility of students, cross-border university partnerships, and the socialization and transnational experiences of international students. Dr. Marcy holds a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University.

University News

New Graduate Program Welcomes First Cohort
Published September 26, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
With the start of the 2023-2024 academic year at Michigan State University, the new Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise M.A. and Graduate Certificate Programs are welcoming…Read now »
New MSU Global Nonprofit Leadership M.A. and Certificate Programs Launch
Published May 30, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
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For the first time at Michigan State University, graduate students and professionals can enroll in the new Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise master’s degree and graduate…Read now »