This year, SEFS is proud to welcome Dr. Beronda L. Montgomery as the 2021 Sustaining Our World Lecture speaker. She will present, “Lessons from Plants: Insights for Human Thriving.”

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. via livestream

Please RSVP if you plan attend. The lecture is free for all to attend, and it is cosponsored by PR2ISM at UW.

About Dr. Beronda L. Montgomery

Montgomery is a writer, science communicator and Michigan State University Foundation Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.

She is also a member of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Her research group investigates how photosynthetic organisms adapt to changes in their environment. Her scholarship extends beyond biology and into studying mentorship and faculty development to develop evidence-based strategies to foster equity and inclusion in academia. Montgomery served as an assistant provost for faculty development from 2016-2020 at MSU with responsibility for supporting all faculty and academic staff in the areas of research, scholarship and creative activities. Since fall of 2020, she serves as interim assistant Vice President for research and innovation at MSU. She is also the author of the book “Lessons from Plants,” an exploration of how plant behavior and adaptation offer valuable insights for human thriving.