25th Conference Agenda

“Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change”

University of Pennsylvania

Houston Hall

3417 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Thursday, November 16, 2017


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 at 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


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, 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


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
  • Jeffrey Camarillo, (Penn C’01), Founding Director & Principal, Luis Valdez Leadership Academy, San Jose, CA
  • Andrew Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact, summative remarks
  • Remaining Panelists TBA


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
  • James F. Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia
  • Remaining Panelists TBA


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



Friday, November 17, 2017

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
  • Samy Alim, Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics, Stanford University
  • 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, and 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, and Co-Founder, Democracy Commitment
  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities