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Jena Baker-Calloway

Director, MSU Detroit Center and MSU Partnerships Office at Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc.

E-Mail: bakerca9@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://detroitcenter.msu.edu

Jena Baker-Calloway is director of the MSU Detroit Center and MSU Partnerships Office at Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc. (formerly YouthVille Detroit). Calloway joined University Outreach and Engagement in 2011 after holding leadership positions across several sectors, including nonprofit, health care, and higher education. As director of the MSU Detroit Center and MSU Partnerships Office, she has responsibility for administration and operations, UOE programming, and community-university partnership development. She has led the expansion of the MSU Science Festival in Detroit, hosted pre-college workshops for Detroit youth, and created a pre-college scholarship for Detroit area youth with the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors.

In her role at Michigan State University, Calloway serves as a community advisory member to several community and nonprofit organizations, acts as a grant consultant and reviewer, and is an appointed member of the Wayne State University Institutional Review Board. She is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Detroit Class XXXV.

A lifelong Detroiter, Calloway holds both a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public health policy and administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Recent Presentations

  • (February 2017)

    Fifty years on: Conversations around the collection Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots

    Acevedo-Yates, C., & Baker-Calloway, J. (2017, February 28). Fifty years on: Conversations around the collection Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Presentation at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI.

  • (June 2016)

    Beyond the ivory tower: Co-creating community-university partnerships that work

    Baker-Calloway, J., Rashid, K., Regester, C., Manzano, C., & Fisher, D. (2016, June 6-7). Beyond the ivory tower: Co-creating community-university partnerships that work. Presentation at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Ann Arbor, MI.


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