Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Academy Members

All members of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship were nominated and inducted because they have demonstrated considerable commitment to the advancement of CES over their careers. Among them are engagement scholars, artists, and community-engaged leaders demonstrating notable contributions to the theory and practice of working collaboratively to address societal needs, advance community engagement, and advance the scholarship of community engagement.

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Theodore R. Alter

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Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Ted Alter is professor of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics in the Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education Department…

Pilar Aramburuzabala

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Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)

Pilar Aramburuzabala’s training in Education and her work experience have developed mainly in Spain and New York City, where she worked as a…

Angela Waters Austin

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Angela Austin is Founder and President of OneLoveGlobal, a tax exempt non-profit organization that focuses on creating sustainable communities where…

Burton A. Bargerstock

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Michigan State University

Burton A. Bargerstock is executive director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, director of Communication and Information…

Richard Battistoni

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Providence College

Lynn White Blanchard

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn White Blanchard is the director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her…

Robert Gordon Bringle

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Bringle has been involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs directed at talented undergraduate…

Robert H. Bruininks

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University of Minnesota

Dr. Robert H. Bruininks’s academic career has focused on transformative public and civic leadership, the development of human capital from…

Karen S. Bruns

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Ohio State University

Karen Bruns is a grounded servant leader of community engagement scholarship and is a major leader strengthening the movement. She consistently and…

Ann F. Cameron

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Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Ann Cameron is Head Start director of the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc., Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, where she is responsible…

Katy Campbell

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University of Alberta (Canada)

Katy Campbell completed her doctorate in 1994; her dissertation was a narrative inquiry of an instructional design process, Collaborative…

Nancy E. Cantor

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Rutgers University-Newark

Dr. Cantor’s groundbreaking contributions on social intelligence include how people interpret their social worlds, set personal goals and…

Jeri Childers

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)

Dr. Jeri Childers teaches and coaches leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. She launched and directed the University of Technology–Sydney…

Lynette Coulston

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Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (Australia)

Lyn Coulston has long served as a community leader and public officer in local and state-wide community engagement programs in Australia. She founded…

Bojana Ćulum Ilić

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University of Rijeka (Croatia)

Bojana Ćulum Ilić works as associate professor at the University of Rijeka (UNIRi), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of…

Ellis B. Cowling

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North Carolina State University

A forest biologist at North Carolina State University, Ellis became a world leader in environmental research. He was elected to membership in the…

David Cox

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University of Memphis

Executive Assistant to the President, Professor. Dr. Cox holds the rank of Professor in the Division of Public Administration and serves as Executive…

Nancy Creamer

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North Carolina State University

In 2003, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) found itself in the middle of a brewing crisis between conventional agriculture and the…

Benjamin J. Davenport

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First Piedmont Company and Davenport Energy

In 1999-2000, Ben Davenport co-developed the Future of the Piedmont Foundation (FPF), a select group of business leaders committed to reversing the…

Amy Driscoll

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California State University Monterey Bay

Amy Driscoll began her academic career with a focus on teaching and scholarship centered on children, family, and community. She consistently engaged…

Lina D. Dostillo

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University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Lina Dostilio sets and advances the University of Pittsburgh's community engagement agenda and catalyzes community-facing efforts across the…

Julie Ellison

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University of Michigan

Julie Ellison has immeasurable impact on higher education, particuarly on the cultural disciplines, such as the humanities and the expressive…

Eugenia Eng

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eugenia Eng's community-based participatory research (CBPR) work is recognized nationally and internationally. Contributions include relevance…

Verity Firth

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University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

Hiram E. Fitzgerald

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Michigan State University

Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Ph.D., University of Denver) is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.…

Nancy Franklin

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Franklin Solutions

Dr. Nancy Franklin, principal of Franklin Solutions, collaborates with leaders of higher education, government, and community to facilitate strategic…

Timothy V. Franklin

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New Jersey Institute of Technology/New Jersey Innovation Institute

Tim Franklin, Ph.D., serves as principal at Franklin Solutions (FS), which he joined full-time following his recent retirement from a 25 (plus or…

Nancy K. Franz

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Dr. Nancy Franz, professor emerita, Iowa State University School of Education, retired after 33 years of service with the Cooperative Extension…

Andrew Furco

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University of Minnesota

Prior to arriving at the University of Minnesota, Andrew Furco worked at the University of California-Berkeley (1994-1997) as a faculty member in the…

Melvin P. Garber

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University of Georgia

Mel Garber spent 28 years in university and 13 years in private industry in teaching, research, extension, technology transfer, and…

Martin Garber-Conrad

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Edmonton Community Foundation (Canada)

Martin Garber-Conrad is chief executive officer of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the fourth largest community foundation in Canada which…

Sherril Gelmon

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OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Sherril Gelmon is professor in the Oregon Health Sciences University–Portland State University School of Public Health and directs the Ph.D.…

Dwight E. Giles, Jr.

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

Dwight Giles is professor emeritus of leadership in education in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston.…

Paul Richard Golding

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Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation

Paul Golding, Ph.D., is the president of the Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation, which sponsors the Early Origins of Male Violence Conference in…

Philip A. Greasley

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University of Kentucky

Greasley, a UK administrator and English faculty member for 30 years, was formerly dean of University Extension, overseeing academic outreach…

Susan A. Gust

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Community Development Consultant

Susan Gust, a community activist and small business owner, co-founded, along with a University of Minnesota physician, a ten-year community and…

Budd Hall

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University of Victoria (Canada)

Budd Hall is co-chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and professor emeritus of…

Ira Harkavy

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University of Pennsylvania

Ira Harkavy is associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of…

Angie Hart

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University of Brighton / Boingboing Resilience CIC (United Kingdom)

Angie Hart is professor of Child, Family and Community Health and director of the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice ( )…

Lyla E. Houglum

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Oregon State University

Dr. Houglum served as Dean and Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service for almost 10 years, providing leadership for about 600…

Stanley E. Hyland

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University of Memphis

Stanley Hyland is an exemplar of the concept of engaged scholarship. It is reflected in his 35 years of community partnership practice, the resulting…

Melvin Jackson

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Strengthening the Black Family

Melvin Jackson has over 40 years’ experience in community engagement, public health research, and program coordination. Committed to the…

Audrey J. Jaeger

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North Carolina State University

Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership, North…

Emily M. Janke

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Emily M. Janke, PhD, has served as the director of the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement since 2010, where she has supported UNC…

Catherine M. Jordan

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University of Minnesota

Cathy Jordan, Ph.D., is associate director for leadership and education at the Institute on the Environment and professor of pediatrics at the…

Richard Kiely

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Cornell University

Richard Kiely is a senior fellow in the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell University. He served as inaugural director of…

David Devraj Kumar

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Florida Atlantic University

Dr. David Devraj Kumar is Professor of Science Education and the Founding Director of the STEM Education Laboratory at Florida Atlantic University in…

Mark Wiliam Labhart

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Tillamook County, Tillamook, Oregon

Mark Labhart worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry for 35 years managing the largest State Forest in Oregon for the majority of that time.…

Gerald William Leach

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Self employed (Australia)

Gerald Leach was raised on an irrigated horticulture property, but since age 17 has worked and operated a rain fed livestock and grain farm in a…

Mary Simon Leuci

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University of Missouri

Mary Simon Leuci is the director of engaged scholarship with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement. In this capacity, she…

Carol Hok Ka Ma

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Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore)

Carol Ma is known among academia and the community sector as an active and passionate practitioner of Service-Learning (S-L) and aging in Asia. Carol…

Teresa Mangum

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University of Iowa

Teresa Mangum is a professor in the departments of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and English, and director of the Obermann Center for…

Michael V. Martin

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Michael V. Martin serves as President of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees unanimously…

Lorraine Antoinette McIlrath

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Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (Ireland)

From 2004 through 2021, Dr. Lorraine McIlrath coordinated the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.…

Tania D. Mitchell

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University of Minnesota

Tania D. Mitchell is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Minnesota. Her teaching emphasizes college students and their…

Barbara Moely

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Tulane University

Dr. Moely has consistently broken new ground in the study and development of service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) programming and is a…

Suzanne Morse Moomaw

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University of Virginia

As a University of Alabama doctoral student, Moomaw was part of the General Motors-UA initiative to save a local plant. This experience launched a…

Wayne Moore

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Moore Integrity Consulting

Dr. Wayne Moore, owner and lead consultant of Moore Integrity Consulting, previously completed 15 years with university Extension systems before…

Ed Morrison

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Strategic Doing Networks

Ed Morrison is a founder of the Strategic Doing Networks, senior research fellow of The Conference Board, and Director of the Agile Strategy Lab at…

Diana Natalicio

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University of Texas at El Paso

Diana Natalicio has led the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to become a shining example of a university engaged in its community. Under her…

Philip Nyden

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Loyola University

When Nyden founded the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) he could not have known how deeply his aspirations would be fulfilled. He…

KerryAnn O'Meara

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University of Maryland

KerryAnn O'Meara is at the forefront of the movement to regard and embed community-engaged scholarship in academic reward systems, faculty…

Lynette Young Overby

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University of Delaware

Lynnette Young Overby, PhD, is director of The Community Engagement Initiative and founding director of the Partnership for Arts & Culture,…

Joan T. Pennell

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North Carolina State University

Joan Pennell, Ph.D., M.S.W., professor emerita of social work, was head of the Department of Social Work and founding director of the Center for…

Scott J. Peters

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Cornell University

Situated in the newly emerging interdisciplinary field of “civic studies,” Peters centers his work as a scholar and educator on the…

William Marmaduke Plater

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

William M. Plater is IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties Emeritus and Indiana University Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus…

Samory Touré Pruitt

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University of Alabama

Dr. Samory T. Pruitt has worked for the University of Alabama since 1986, and has served as Vice President for Community Affairs since the…

Judith A. Ramaley

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Portland State University

Judith Ramaley has a global reputation for her contributions to the knowledge base that institutional leaders and community leaders can draw upon to…

Roger Nathan Reeb

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University of Dayton

Roger N. Reeb is a professor of Psychology at the University of Dayton, where he also currently serves as faculty affiliate with the Hanley…

Scott Reed

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Oregon State University

Arthur Scott Reed (Scott) is a career Extension educator trained as a forester and economist. He began working in the private sector where he…

Roger Rennekamp

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Association of Public and Land Grant Universities/Cooperative Extension

Roger Rennekamp currently serves as health director for the Cooperative Extension section of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities,…

Sandi J. Rideout

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Friends of the Children - Utah

Sandi Rideout is passionate about the power of access and mentorship and is grateful for the opportunity to work in this space. As the executive…

Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Jr.

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Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. AMEXCAN

Juvencio Rocha Peralta, Jr., a native of Veracruz, Mexico, has lived in North Carolina since 1980 and has been a community advocate and leader in…

Kathryn Minette Rodden

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Self employed

Kaye Rodden has played a critical leadership role with the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) initiative, providing philosophical and conceptual…

Ana I. Ruiz

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Alvernia University

Ana Ruiz is a professor of psychology and the Neag Co-Professor of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (2022-2024) at Alvernia University in Reading,…

Michelle Sarche

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University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

Michelle Sarche is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the…

John A. Saltmarsh

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

John Saltmarsh is professor of higher education in the Department of Leadership in Education, College of Education and Human Development, at the…

Lorilee R. Sandmann

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University of Georgia

Dr. Lorilee R. Sandmann’s research, publications, teaching, and leadership has had an intense and ongoing influence on the development of some…

Theodore J. Settle

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Virginia Tech University

Ted’s scholarly contributions include his ability to name previously unrecognized issues that congeal interest in community engagement…

Lindsey M. Shirley

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Colorado State University

Dr. Lindsey Shirley serves as assistant vice president for engagement and extension and deputy director for CSU Extension. In this position, she…

Mary Evans Sias

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Kentucky State University

In February 2004, Mary Evans Sias was named President of Kentucky State University after serving eight years as Senior Vice President for Student…

Lou Anna Simon

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Michigan State University

President Simon’s significant contributions to the field of CES are twofold: institutionalization of community engagement and scholarship…

Patricia M. Sobrero

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North Carolina State University

Patricia M. Sobrero is a retired professor, Agriculture and Extension Education, and former associate vice chancellor, Extension, Engagement and…

Louis (Lou) E. Swanson, Jr.

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Colorado State University

Rajesh Tandon

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Participatory Research in Asia (India)

Rajesh Tandon’s professional education focused on engineering and management. He started as a lecturer in management, then moved to social…

María Nieves Tapia

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CLAYSS, Latin American Center for Solidarity Service Learning (Argentina)

Nieves Tapia is founder and director of the Latin American Center for Service-learning (CLAYSS) NGO based in Buenos Aires. From 1997 to 2010 she…

Tia N. Turner

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Wayne State University

Tia Turner is a doctoral student of psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she researches issues related to homelessness. She earned…

Chantal Jouannet Valderrama

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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

Chantal Jouannet's work has focused on university-community engagement and achieving “quality with equality” in higher education. She…

Andrea Vargiu

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Università di Sassari (Italy)

Andrea Vargiu is associate professor of Sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sassari (Italy) where he…

Beth Velde

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East Carolina University

Beth Velde's scholarship in engagement has taken the form of books, chapters, journal articles, and presentations, including insights from…

Reneé V. Wallace

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FoodPLUS Detroit

Reneé Wallace has the privilege of leading two entrepreneurial entities, Doers Edge (CEO) and FoodPLUS Detroit (Executive Director). She…

Lucille Holcomb Webb

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Strengthening the Black Family

Lucille Webb has advanced a community-driven and community-centered model of community-engaged scholarship that has had an impact on communities and…

Craig D. Weidemann

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Pennsylvania Sate University

Craig Weidemann served as Penn State University's Vice President for Outreach, 2003-2016. In this position he oversaw the University's…

Lesley Wood

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North-West University (South Africa)

Lesley Wood is a research professor in the Faculty of Education at North-West University and founder and director of a research entity,…

James K. Woodell

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Venn Collaborative

James (Jim) Woodell is founder, principal, and CEO of Venn Collaborative, a firm focused on impact at the intersections of talent, innovation, and…

E. Linwood Wright

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City of Danville, VA

Linwood Wright is a retired senior vice-president of Dan River Inc., a major textile producer headquartered in Danville, VA, where his primary…

Nancy Zimpher

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State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher has led three public universities and has made university engagement with the community a central theme at each. At the University of…

James Zuiches

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North Carolina State University

Dr. Zuiches has worked primarily for and on behalf of non-profit organizations and am committed to support efforts to establish sustainable…