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

  • Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Founding Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
  • Steven J. Fluharty, Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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, Sweden, moderator
  • Ahmed C. Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, Universities South Africa
  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Susan Herbst, President, University of Connecticut
  • Mark B. 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, Producer, 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
  • Heather Campbell, Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 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

Community Health

  • J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President for the Health System and 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, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
  • E. Carol Polifroni, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Director, Office of Public Engagement, University of Connecticut

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, Philadelphia, PA
  • 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, School of Social Policy and Practice and Richard Perry University Professor, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
  • Amitanshu (Amit) Das, Senior Fellow and Director GSE & SP2 Films, Graduate School of Education and School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessa Lingel, Assistant Professor of Communication, 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, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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

  • Transformative Leadership Award
    • Ahmed Bawa, Chief Executive Officer of Universities South Africa
  • Distinguished Civic Partner Award
    • Robert W. Bogle, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Philadelphia Tribune
  • National Civic and Community Engagement Award
    • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark
  • Lee Benson Activist Scholar Award
    • Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College
  • Benjamin Franklin Award
    • Michael Zuckerman, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania

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, 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, Spain

Anchor Institutions

  • David J. Maurrasse, Founder and President of Marga Incorporated; Director, Anchor Institutions Task Force, moderator
  • Heather Campbell, Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Craig R. Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania
  • Melvyn Colón, Executive Director, Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA), Hartford, CT
  • 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 Director: Knowledge Advancement and Support, National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Founder, Intersections SBD (Science, Business, Diversity) 
  • Wanda Ward, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation

Sports, Fitness, and Health

  • M. Grace Calhoun, Director of Athletics and Recreation, 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 and Executive Director, Husky Sport, 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, Bryn 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 University/Community Partnerships, 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, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Esohe R. Osai, Program Director, Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

4:00 PM-5:00 PM    Keynote: Public Officials Plenary on Community Schools

  • Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of the National Center for Community Schools, The Children’s Aid Society, moderator
  • Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, Newark, NJ
  • Richard J. Berry, Mayor, Albuquerque, NM
  • Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, Mayor's Office of Education, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

6:00 PM-8:00 PM    Evening Reception 

  • Remarks from Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

7:30 AM-8:30 AM    Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM-8:45 AM    Welcoming Remarks

  • Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Founding Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

8:45 AM-10:15 AM   Morning Plenary

Presidential Perspectives on Universities, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

  • Robert J. Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, moderator
  • John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
  • Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
  • Jay A. Perman, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

    Communities, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation

    • Rebecca Maynard, University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Social Policy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 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, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 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

    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
    • Susan Stroud, Executive Director, Innovations in Civic Participation
    • Byron P. White, Executive Director, StrivePartnership; Vice President, KnowledgeWorks

    Humanities and the Liberal Arts

    • Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
    • Karen Detlefsen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
    • James Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
    • Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative and the Levy Institute Research Professor, Bard College
    • 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, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, 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, and Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 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, United Kingdom
    • 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, University of Pennsylvania, moderator
    • Roland Anglin, Dean of Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
    • Matt Bergheiser, Executive Director, University City District, Philadelphia, PA
    • Derek R. B. Douglas, Vice President for Civic Engagement, The University of Chicago
    • Meagan Ehlenz, Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

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

    • Wendell Pritchett, Provost, University of Pennsylvania

    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, The Democracy Commitment
    • Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities