Publications by Netter Center Staff and Colleagues

Select Publications by Netter Center staff and colleagues (1994-present)


Better STEM Outcomes: Developing an Accountability System for Broadening Participation (March 2017)

Report on an NSF-funded Workshop

Daryl Chubin, Ira Harkavy, Louis Martin-Vega


Working to Educate Global Citizens and Create Neighborly Communities Locally and Globally: Penn’s Partnerships in West Philadelphia as a Democratic Experiment in Progress (2016)

Higher Learning Research Communications, Vol. 6, No. 2

Ira Harkavy, Matthew Hartley, Rita Axelroth Hodges, and Joann Weeks



Engaging Urban Universities as Anchor Institutions for Health Equity (December 2016)

American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 106, No. 12 

By Ira Harkavy


Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) 2013-2014 Biennial Report

CEOSE 2013-2014 Report Summary

CEOSE Report Colleague Letter 

CEOSE Committee (Ira Harkavy, Vice Chair)


Creating the Connected Institution: Towards Realizing Benjamin Franklin’s and Ernest Boyer’s Revolutionary Vision for American Higher Education.

In Redefining the Paradigm: Faculty Models to Support Student Learning (2015)

By Ira Harkavy


Realizing STEM Equity and Diversity through Higher Education-Community Engagement (2015)

NSF Supported White Paper

By Ira Harkavy, Nancy Cantor, and Myra Burnett


Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study (2014)

Leadership and Governance in Higher Education: Handbook for Decision-Makers and Administrators (Berlin: Raabe Academic Publishers)

By Ira Harkavy, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Anthony Sorrentino, and Joann Weeks


The Promise of University-Assisted Community Schools to Transform American Schooling: A Report From the Field, 1985–2012 (2013)

Peabody Journal of Education, Volume 8, Issue 5

By Ira Harkavy, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, and Joann Weeks


Reimagining democratic societies: a new era of personal and social responsibility
By Sjur Bergan, Ira Harkavy and Hilligje van't Land (Editors)  (2013)


Cooperating Across the Atlantic: Helping Realize Higher Education's Democratic Mission (Winter 2013)

By Sjur Bergan and Ira Harkavy


The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads (2012)

By Rita Axelroth Hodges and Steve Dubb


Democratic Devolution: How America's Colleges and Universities Can Strengthen Their Communities (October 2012)

Progressive Policy Institute

By Ira Harkavy and Rita A. Hodges


"Understanding the Role of Research Universities in Improving College Preparation and Access at Local Urban High Schools" (June 2012)

Metropolitan Universities
By Laura W. Perna, Ira Harkavy, and Cory Bowman


“Democratic Transformation through University-Assisted Community Schools” (2011)

By Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett

In chapter from “To Serve a Larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley


The Obesity Culture: Strategies for Change (2009)

By Francis E. Johnston and Ira Harkavy


The Enduring Appeal of Community Schools: Education Has Always Been a Community Endeavor (2009)

American Educator: A Quarterly Journal of Educational Research and Ideas Volume 33, Number 2

By Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, Michael Johanek and John Puckett


Chapter 8: Anchor Institutions as Partners in Building Successful Communities and Local Economies (2009)

In Retooling HUD for a Catalytic Federal Government: A Report to Secretary Shaun Donovan

Ira Harkavy (Task Force Chair)


Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform (2007)

By Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett


Penn's West Philadelphia Partnerships: Developing Students as Catalysts and Colleagues (2006)

By Jennifer Bunn, Mei Elansary, and Cory Bowman

In chapter from Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership: Students as Colleagues, Edited by Edward Zlotkowski, Nicholas V. Longo, and James R. Williams.


The Urban Nutrition Initiative: Bringing Academically-Based Community Service to the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Anthropology (2004)

By Francis E. Johnston, Ira Harkavy, Frances Barg, Danny Gerber and Jennifer Rulf


Connecting Past and Present: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in History (2000)

Ira Harkavy and BIll Donovan (volume editors); Edward Zlotkowski (series editor)


An Implementation Revolution as a Strategy for Fulfilling the Democratic Promise of University-Community Partnerships: Penn-West Philadelphia as an Experiment in Progress (March 2000)

By Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy and John Puckett


Higher Education's Third Revolution: the Emergence of the Democratic Cosmopolitan Civic University (2000)
By Lee Benson and Ira Harkavy


Eds and Meds: Cities' Hidden Assets (August 1999)
By Ira Harkavy and Harmon Zuckerman


De-Platonizing and Democratizing Education as the Bases of Service Learning (Spring 1998)

By Ira Harkavy and Lee Benson


Lessons from Hull House for the Contemporary Urban University (September 1994)

By Ira Harkavy and John L. Puckett



Related works by Penn colleagues:


"To Serve a Larger Purpose: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education" (2012)

Edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley


Service-Learning with a Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign: Community and Student Benefits (2008)

By Judith Porter, Mary Summers, Suzanne Toton, and Hillary Aisenstein


Making Food Stamps Work: A Report on the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger's Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign 2003-2006 (2007)

By Mary Summers


Teaching: Residents in the hospital, mentors in the community: The educational pipeline program at Penn (2007)

By Roy Hamilton, Karen Hamilton, Bryon Jackson, and Nabila Dahodwala


Academically Based Community Service Courses in Environmental Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania (2004)

By Robert Giegengack and Elaine Wright


A Modest Proposal: Less (Authority) Is More (Learning) (2002)

By Michael Zuckerman


Back to Basics: Service-Learning and Asian-American Studies (2002)

By Ajar T. Nair and Hilal Nakiboglu


2009 Charles Homer Haskings Prize Lecture -- A Life of Learning: Six People I Have Learned From (2000)

By William Labov


Related works by national colleagues:

Experiencing Service-Learning (2011)

By Robert F. Kronick, Robert B. Cunningham, and Michele Gourley

University of Tennessee Press 2011


Democracy, Civic Participation, and the University: A Comparative Study of Civic Engagement on Five Campuses (2004)

By Susan A. Ostrander

Tufts University



Of other interest:


New Times Demand New Scholarship: Research Universities and Civic Engagement (2005)
Conference Report 2006

Published by: Tufts University and Campus Compact


The Power of Partnerships (2004)

Published by: Office of University Partnerships

Department of Housing and Urban Development