25th Anniversary Conference Agenda

Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change

November 16-17, 2017

Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
University of Pennsylvania

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:30 AM-8:30 AM     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM-8:45 AM     Welcoming Remarks: Steven Fluharty, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

8:45 AM-10:15 AM   Opening Plenary

Presidential Perspectives on Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change

  • Ole Petter Ottersen, Vice-Chancellor, Karolinska Institutet, moderator
  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Susan Herbst, President, University of Connecticut
  • Robert J. Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University 

10:30 AM-12:00 PM   Thematic Panel Sessions 1

Arts and Culture

  • Carol Muller, Professor of Music, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Robert Cort, President, Robert Cort Productions
  • Timothy Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark; Co-director, Imagining America
  • Miriam Giguere, Associate Professor and Department Head of Performing Arts, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
  • Vernoca Michael, Consultant, West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
  • Carmen Smith, Vice President of Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Community-Based Participatory Action Research across the Globe

  • Matthew Hartley, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Harley Etienne, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • Cathy Jordan, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Extension, University of Minnesota
  • Darren Lortan, Professor, Acting Director of Community Engagement, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Paul Manners, Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, United Kingdom

Community Health

  • J. Larry Jameson, Dean, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Pedro J. Greer Jr., Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Professor and Chair Department of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, Florida International University
  • Philip J. Leaf, Senior Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute; Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
  • Terri H. Lipman, Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, University of Pennsylvania
  • E. Carol Polifroni, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut; Director, Office of Public Engagement

Community Leadership

  • Jettie Newkirk, Chair, Netter Center Community Advisory Board, moderator
  • Karen DeCamp, Director of Neighborhood Programs, Strong City Baltimore
  • Diana Dorn-Jones, President, United South Broadway Corp., Albuquerque, NM
  • Sharif El-Mekki, Principal, Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus
  • Rev. James Ley, Vice-chair, Board of Chester Eastside, Inc., Chester, PA

College Access

  • Laura W. Perna, James S. Riepe Professor and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Sjur Bergan, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe
  • Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
  • Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
  • Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign & Senior Fellow, Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy, New York University

Media and New Technologies

  • John Jackson, Dean, Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Amit Das, Director, GSE Films and Senior Fellow Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessa Lingel, Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Laura Quiros, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, Adelphi University
  • Khadijah White, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University

12:15 PM-2:00 PM   Remarks from Penn President Amy Gutmann (by video) and Awards Luncheon

2:15 PM-3:45 PM    Thematic Panel Sessions 2

Academically Based Community Service and Service Learning

  • Dennis DeTurck, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor and Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Joan Gluch, Associate Dean for Academic Policies Division Chief and Professor of Community Oral Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • John Saltmarsh, Professor, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jose Luis Arco Tirado, Professor, Department of Psychology and Education, University of Granada

Anchor Institutions

  • David J. Maurrasse, Ph.D., Founder and President of Marga Incorporated, Director, Anchor Institutions Task Force, moderator
  • Heather Campbell, Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield
  • Craig R. Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania
  • Melvyn Colon, Executive Director, Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA), Hartford, CT
  • Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College
  • Louis Smith, Counsel for the Central Corridor Anchor Partnership, Minneapolis, MN

Broadening Participation in STEM

  • John D. Gearhart, James W. Effron University Professor, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Larry Gladney, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Kaniki, Executive for Knowledge Fields Development, National Research Foundation, South Africa (invited)
  • Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Founder, Intersections SBD (Science, Business, Diversity) 
  • Wanda Ward, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation (invited)

Sports, Fitness, and Health

  • M. Grace Calhoun, Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Professor, College of Social Work, Ohio State University
  • Robert Malina, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas, Austin
  • Jennifer McGarry, Professor and Department Head, Department of Educational Leadership, Executive Director, Husky Sport, Deputy Director for Public Health Practice, UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy, University of Connecticut
  • Bianca del Rio, Director of University-Assisted Community Schools, Netter Center, University of Pennsylvania

Student/Alumni Civic Engagement Panel

  • Michael Zuckerman, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Andrew Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact, summative remarks
  • Jeffrey Camarillo, University of Pennsylvania alumnus, Founding Director & Principal, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy, San Jose, CA
  • Irvin "Kyle" Lark, Rutgers University-Camden undergraduate student
  • Anea Moore, University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student
  • Adrienne Webb, Brywn Mawr College alumna, Membership Experience Manager, WHYY, Inc.

University-Community-School Partnerships

  • John Puckett, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Jim Grim, Director of Community School Partnerships at IUPUI Family, Schools, and Neighborhood Engagement, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • kecia hayes, Director, TC REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem) Office of School and Community Partnerships, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Robert Kronick, Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Esohe R. Osai, Director, University Services, Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

4:00 PM-5:00 PM    Keynote Plenary: Mayors and Community Schools

  • Jane Quinn, Vice President of the Children’s Aid Society and Director of the National Center for Community Schools in New York City, moderator
  • Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark
  • Richard J. Berry, Mayor of Albuquerque
  • James F. Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia

6:00 PM-8:00 PM    Evening Reception with Remarks from Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President


Friday, November 17, 2017


7:30 AM-8:30 AM    Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM-8:45 AM    Welcoming Remarks: Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President, Govt. and Community Affairs

8:45 AM-10:15 AM   Morning Plenary

Presidential Perspectives on Universities, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

  • James Harris, President, University of San Diego, moderator
  • John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
  • Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
  • Jay A. Perman, MD, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

10:30 AM-12:00 PM   Thematic Panel Sessions 3

Education, Citizenship, and Democracy

  • Timothy K Stanton, Engaged Scholar/Senior Associate, Ravensong Associates and Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program in Cape Town, Stanford University, moderator
  • Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research at Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
  • Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Ana Perona-Fjeldstad, Executive Director, The European Wergeland Centre
  • Byron P. White, KnowledgeWorks Vice President, Executive Director of the StrivePartnership

Communities, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation

  • Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Social Policy, Graduate School of Education, moderator
  • Anand Desai, Section Head, Evaluation and Assessment Capability, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation
  • Karen Hunter Quartz, Research Director, UCLA Community Schools Initiative and Adjunct Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
  • Milbrey McLaughlin, David Jacks Professor Emeritus of Education and Public Policy, and Director, The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University
  • Gretchen Suess, Director of Evaluation, Netter Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Humanities and the Liberal Arts

  • Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Karen Detlefsen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • James Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
  • Ellen Lagemann, Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute
  • George Sanchez, professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and History, and Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California

Race, Class, and Poverty

  • Antonia M. Villarruel, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • H. Samy Alim, David O. Sears Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language
  • Albert Camarillo, Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor Emeritus of History, Stanford University
  • Tony Gallagher, Head of the School of Education, Professor of Education, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and Founding Director, Center for Urban Studies, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

University-Assisted Community Economic Development

  • Anthony Sorrentino, Assistant Vice President, Office of the Executive Vice President, moderator
  • Roland Anglin, Dean of Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
  • Matt Bergheiser, Executive Director, University City District
  • Derek R. B. Douglas, Vice President for Civic Engagement, The University of Chicago
  • Meagan Ehlenz, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

12:15 PM-2:30 PM Lunch and Closing Plenary

Remarks from Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett

Where Do We Go From Here? Global Perspectives from Leaders of Higher Educational Organizations

  • Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College, Chair, Campus Compact, moderator
  • Ahmed C. Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, Universities South Africa
  • Sjur Bergan, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe
  • Pam Fredman, President, International Association of Universities
  • Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College, Co-founder, Democracy Commitment
  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities