2011 Public Affairs Conference Missouri State University
April 12 â€“15, 2011 publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/conference All events are free and open to the public.
Welcome to the conference From the Missouri State University president
ince its inception in 2005 as part of the University’s Centennial Celebration, Missouri State University’s Public Affairs Conference has focused on timely topics of national and even international interest. The 2011 conference topic is again a timely one: Leading in a Global Society. I hope you will accept this invitation to join us for this year’s discussion.
The Public Affairs Conference is one of the centerpieces of the public affairs mission, which was signed into law in 1995. Over the past 16 years, the University has been integrating the mission into the very fabric of campus life. Our national recognition from the Templeton Foundation and The Princeton Review speaks to that success. Our goal is to further enhance the implementation of the mission as a key component of the University’s long-range plan for 2011 – 16. Two years ago, the University began focusing on three components of the public affairs mission: ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. The goals identified within these three components will guide us as we implement the mission in the coming years. Clearly, the theme of this year’s conference is consistent with those three components. So, again, I invite you to join us for a week of informative, challenging and inspiring discussions. It’s all about our mission. Thank you. Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr. President
From the 2011 conference chair
ost people from the United States envision leadership as synonymous with “take charge” behavior. This narrow view of leadership assumes that if someone is not visibly directing and controlling the activities of others, that person is not exhibiting leadership. This is, however, only one model of leadership – and not necessarily the model most likely to be effective in addressing contemporary issues. The problems facing our society are complex and multi-layered, involving many stakeholders, each with his or her own unique perspective about issues and preferred ways of addressing them. For example, in our corner of Missouri, we face issues of land use about which farmers, city and county officials, environmentalists, property developers and the general public have strong feelings. Clearly, we must have leaders who understand the need to collaborate with others, who both want to and are able to bring multiple voices to the table to ensure that the best ideas have the opportunity to surface and be recognized. As we move forward into this new millennium, our problems will not be solved by one person or group acting unilaterally. If we are to succeed, we need leadership that encourages all voices to be heard, is interested in and respectful of differences, open to trying new models of problem solving and willing to work collectively on our mutual problems. Our traditional view of what constitutes leadership is a limited one that often prevents us from appreciating what other cultures and traditions can teach us. We can only benefit from learning about other models of leadership, from enhancing our cultural understandings of what constitutes leadership and from expanding our behavioral repertoires when we lead. This is what I hope the 2011 Public Affairs Conference with the theme of Leading in a Global Society will do. I want us to explore leadership by hearing from and interacting with successful leaders of all types from a variety of contexts and cultures. The Public Affairs Conference is the result of many months of planning by the members of the Public Affairs Conference Committee, who come both from the campus and the surrounding community; Mary Ann Wood, director of public affairs support; and Candace Fisk, director of the Missouri Public Affairs Academy. We also could not present the conference without the support of Missouri State Provost Belinda McCarthy, former President Michael Nietzel, current President James E. Cofer, Sr., and conference sponsors. With your participation, we anticipate a successful seventh annual conference. Dr. Gloria J. Galanes Provost Fellow for Public Affairs Conference Chair
Schedule of events Tuesday, April 12 Each session will be held on the campus of Missouri State University inside Plaster Student Union, unless otherwise noted.
Special Event 2:30 – 5 PM ‹› PSU 313 Public affairs student plenary session: Distinction in public affairs student presentations Presentations by student groups will report the findings of research dealing with a contemporary social issue that affects our community. Each presentation will identify and critically explore how the three pillars of MSU’s public affairs mission relate to the topic. The presentations will focus on one, or both, of the following: • AWARENESS – Development and implementation of an educational tool/ program that effectively informs the campus and/or local community about the social issue. • ACTION – Participation in meaningful volunteer efforts that impact the issue.
PLENARY ADDRESS 7– 9 PM ‹› PSU Theater GOTTA MOVE: Dancing into leadership Lynn Dally Dancer/Choreographer Lynn Dally, artistic director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, presents GOTTA MOVE: Women in Tap, her documentary film chronicling five generations of phenomenal tap dancers who came together from across America to dance, to share stories, to talk tap and to celebrate. GOTTA MOVE: Women in Tap has screened in New York at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, UCLA’s Kaufman Dance Theater, the Soul to Sole Tap Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Sans Souci Festival of Cinema Dance in Boulder, Colo. Most recently the documentary was selected for presentation by The Ohio State University dance department in collaboration with Landmark Gateway Cinemas. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and Department of Theatre and Dance
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Wednesday, April 13 Each session will be held on the campus of Missouri State University inside Plaster Student Union, unless otherwise noted.
9 –10:15 AM ‹› PSU 313 The leader I admire most Most effective leaders make a point of reading about leadership, talking to others about their experiences and allowing themselves to be mentored by others, either in person or vicariously through reading. Whom someone admires as a leader reveals a great deal about that person’s leadership philosophy, values and priorities. It also enhances our own understanding of what is really important in leadership. Panelists: John Keiser Dave Lenox Bill Perry Douglas Scarboro
9 –10:15 AM ‹› Ballroom East Leadership and the news media The word “leadership” can conjure up many different images, many of which we get from the media. What types of leaders make the news? Does everybody who is a leader make it into the news? Is being newsworthy essential to being considered a leader? How do the media profile leaders? Leaders should model behaviors we want to emulate – are the media helping or hindering this effort? Panelists: Rob Shetterly Marci Burdick P.M. Forni Lynn Dally
10:30 –11:45 AM ‹› PSU 313 Protecting resources in an ever-changing world The world is changing. Global population has topped the 6 billion mark and is still climbing. Advancing technology makes it easier to communicate, to travel and to exploit our natural resources, but also potentially easier to protect our resources. Providing for human needs, as well as protecting our wildlife, soils, air, water and other resources for the future will take strong leadership. How do we meet the needs and wants of people now and in the future while protecting our natural resources? Panelists: Douglas McMeekin Brenda Dardar Robichaux Scott Indermaur
10:30 –11:45 AM ‹› Ballroom East Civil-ity wars It’s the buzzword on everyone’s lips. It’s being talked about in schools, on billboards, in citywide campaigns. Online posts and political campaigns have degenerated into hostile, mud-throwing contests that trump rational dialog. To begin a conversation, citizens must engage in civil, meaningful and open exchanges of opinion. Problem resolution and progress are impossible without a level of civility. We must leave negative, destructive rhetoric behind. Can we change? Whose job is it to lead and define the change? Panelists: Ashley Biser Clayton Smith P.M. Forni Sean Cain publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/conference 5
Schedule of events WEDNESDAY, April 13 (CONTINUED)
PLENARY ADDRESS 12 –1:15 PM ‹› PSU Theater Leading school turnaround: What works Elizabeth Molina Morgan The Race to the Top agenda is aimed at transforming the lowest-achieving schools in every school system in America. Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Molina Morgan will focus on a strategic process to improve schools and will offer proven, concrete strategies, processes and actions needed to effect dynamic change. Morgan is the executive director of Grad Nation, an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance, founded in 1997 by Gen. Colin Powell. Sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance
1:30 – 2:45 PM ‹› PSU 313 “You’re it!” Putting the community in charge Successful worldwide service organizations have learned to work within the structure of a particular community. Such organizations work with the existing governmental, religious and societal structures of the community, which allow their missions and service programs to be sustained successfully by the communities. Leaders emerge, the community engages and the will to keep the program in place grows. How do such organizations implement this leadership model? Can this model work to empower sustainable change in a larger context? Panelists: Dave Lenox Jane Maxwell Douglas Scarboro
1:30 – 2:45 PM ‹› Ballroom East Alternate models of leadership: How does the rest of the world view leadership? Many people think leadership means “taking charge.” This narrow perspective assumes that a leader must visibly direct and control the activities of others. However, contemporary leaders often use inclusive, collaborative styles that look nothing like the “take charge” behavior some envision. Many different leadership models exist throughout the world, but our traditional view often prevents us from appreciating what other cultures and traditions can teach us. By enhancing our cultural understanding, we can benefit from learningabout other leadership models and expanding our own behavioral repertoires when we lead. Panelists: Terry Wollen Brenda Dardar Robichaux Lynn Dally
3 – 4:15 PM ‹› PSU 313 Older adults: Burden or resource? Implications of global aging Worldwide, the number of older adults in both developing and developed countries is increasing, a trend that is expected to continue for the next three decades. One view holds that older adults are inspiring role models who exemplify effective survival skills in everyday life and are pioneers on how to age well. Another view holds that the growing number of older adults will put an increasing burden on 6 Leading in a Global Society
societal resources. How might we revise our perceptions of the elderly and embrace this demographic shift as an opportunity for inter-generational exchange and learning? Panelists: Edward Dunn Ashley Biser Clayton Smith Marilyn Gugliucci
3 – 4:15 PM ‹› Ballroom East Thinking globally, acting locally: The role of nongovernmental organizations in a globalizing world Over the past 50 years or so, NGOs have become major players in global governance. Whether they extend educational opportunities for disadvantaged groups, create community-based health care for women or generate awareness of international issues such as the use of landmines in war zones, many NGOs face similar challenges. What issues arise in founding an NGO to deal with local and international problems? What is the role of international networks and connections in creating such organizations? How do NGOs enhance the participation of local communities in advancing their goals? Panelists: William Davis Terry Wollen Suzanne Berman Anthony Mendes
PLENARY ADDRESS 7:30 – 9 PM ‹› Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts One person can make a difference: Confronting today’s global health challenges Barbara Bush Having traveled through Africa extensively and seen some of the world’s health problems first-hand, Barbara Bush was inspired to make a difference and harness the passion, energy and skills of her generation to overcome malaria, HIV/AIDS and the other epidemics of our time. The difference that Bush made was founding the Global Health Corps, an organization that places fellows around the world o bring change to regions of the world that need it most. Bush’s vision has allowed for young leaders – whether their skill set is in finance, supply chain management or other fields atypical in the fight against disease and poverty – to bring their experience to bear in delivering health solutions to those who do not always have ready access to quality care. In this powerful address, Bush talks about her entrepreneurial experience in starting the Global Health Corps and the experiences of those who are also on the front lines in delivering care to those in need. An inspiring young leader, Bush shows how everyone has the ability to give back – not only on the global stage but in their own communities as well. This is a free event, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets may be picked up at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, JQH Arena and the PSU ticket offices. Sponsored by the MSU Foundation, Student Activities Council, Junior League of Springfield and Ron and Janice Penney
Schedule of events Thursday, April 14 Each session will be held on the campus of Missouri State University inside Plaster Student Union, unless otherwise noted.
9 –10:45 AM ‹› PSU 313 After disaster: Communities responding to crisis Natural disaster, violent conflict and humanitarian crisis bring great challenge and intense suffering to communities. How might local and international leaders respond in ways that strengthen the health and resilience of communities in crisis? What roles can outside organizations and concerned citizens play in helping support communities suffering from disaster or violence? In an age of short attention spans and compassion fatigue, how might we better maintain long-term commitments to communities after a crisis — and better address the root causes of violence, suffering and natural disaster? Panelists: William Davis Charlotte Williams Jane Maxwell Suzanne Berman
9:30 –10:45 AM ‹› Ballroom East Leadership gone bad: What do we do about unethical or evil leadership? Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin: History provides ample evidence of unethical or evil leadership. But unethical leadership is not confined to historical examples from our distant past — examples abound of unethical business, educational and political leadership. Unethical leadership is notoriously difficult to challenge. Would you have been willing to confront Enron CEO Ken Lay about his unethical business practices, or your local bishop who refused to dismiss a pedophile priest? Can unethical leadership be stopped? How can ordinary people stand up to unethical or evil leadership? Where do whistle-blowers summon the courage to confront unethical leaders? Panelists: Marilyn Gugliucci Bill Perry Rob Shetterly Trueman Tremble
Special Event 11 AM –12:15 PM ‹› Ballroom West High School Student Luncheon: Leadership and the Power of Gratitude Ken Rutherford Missouri high school students will hear from Dr. Ken Rutherford, director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and professor of political science at James Madison University. Reservations are required for this free luncheon. Email CandaceFisk@missouristate.edu.
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11AM –12:15 PM ‹› PSU 313 Embracing empathy This generation of young Americans is more connected than any previous generation – connected, that is, by texts and status updates rather than faceto-face interaction. Yet, recent research from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research shows that today’s college students are 40 percent less empathetic than their peers of 30 years ago, with the biggest decline in the past 10 years. These researchers fear the shallower connectedness of a wired life may translate to less willingness to volunteer, donate to charity and participate in public life. What are the consequences of a lack of empathy in leadership? Panelists: Edward Dunn Charlotte Williams Terry Wollen P.M. Forni
11AM –12:15 PM ‹› Ballroom East Celebrities as leaders: Are they worth following? Celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan consistently appear in the news for bad behavior – drug possession, DUIs. Kim Kardashian is best known for producing a sex tape with a former boyfriend. In contrast, Brad Pitt has used his celebrity to call attention to housing needs in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and George Clooney has worked for a number of humanitarian causes, including Haiti relief. What do celebrities teach us about leadership? Do they have any responsibility for demonstrating ethical leadership behavior? Are celebrities worth following? Panelists: Marci Burdick Sean Cain Scott Indermaur Mary Struckhoff
PLENARY ADDRESS 12:30–1:45 PM ‹› PSU Theater God is not one: The eight rival religions that run the world and why their differences matter Stephen Prothero Are the world’s great religions essentially the same? Are they different paths up the same mountain? No, says Boston University Professor Stephen Prothero, and “pretend pluralism,” as he calls it, is not only wrong but dangerous. Unless we understand the fundamental differences between the rival religions that run the world, we cannot understand the conflicts that beset our world in the Middle East, Kashmir and beyond, Prothero argues. The way forward is a new form of interreligious dialogue, which revels in difference rather than wishing it away. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, College of Humanities and Public Affairs and the Public Affairs Grant Program
Schedule of events THURSDAY, April 14 (coNTINUED)
2 – 3:15 PM ‹› PSU 313 American schools: Preparing students for global leadership The 21st century has brought technological advancements, lowered trade barriers, market globalization and intense competition to the U.S. economy. These changes are having a profound impact on our national security, as well as on our human security. To confront challenges to our economy and national security, we must critically analyze the role of education and redefine its mission if America is to continue as a world leader in education. How can our schools best meet the challenge of educating students to interact effectively and productively in a highly interdependent world community? Panelists: John Keiser Trueman Tremble Thomas Gouttierre Sean Cain
2–3:15 PM ‹› Ballroom East Gender differences in leadership Some researchers contend that the leadership styles of men and women differ. One view holds that there are separate, inherent characteristics for women and men. For instance, some maintain that women are natural optimists, utilize collaborative decision making and are more adaptable in the workplace than men. Another view holds that men and women are more similar than different as leaders. What characteristics, if any, are gender-specific and gender-neutral? How can both men and women develop their leadership characteristics? Panelists: Edward Dunn Ken Rutherford Ashley Biser Jane Maxwell
3:30 – 4:45 PM ‹› PSU 313 Diversity: Challenges and rewards Diversity enhances an organization’s creativity, makes it more flexible, provides market advantages and improves problem solving and decision making. However, diversity also provides challenges because organization members cannot take for granted that they share the same values, norms or patterns of communication. Diversity poses challenges and rewards for leaders. How do effective leaders celebrate and capitalize on diversity? How do they reap the benefits and bypass the pitfalls of diversity? Panelists: Marilyn Gugliucci Dave Lenox Brenda Dardar Robichaux Douglas Scarboro
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3:30– 4:45 PM ‹› Ballroom East Social entrepreneurship and the profit motive: Doing well by doing good Tom’s Shoes. Newman’s Own. Muhammad Yunus. Profit is not a four-letter word, but contemporary entrepreneurs are increasingly incorporating social goals into their business plans. In so doing, dying downtowns have been revitalized, shoes have been given to the poor and businesses have “done well by doing good.” Best business practices can profit stockholders, as well as benefit the community and its citizens and have a positive impact on the future. By redefining profit, can this model translate to corporations and large companies? Panelists: Douglas McMeekin Marci Burdick Jan Squires Anthony Mendes
PLENARY ADDRESS 7:30 – 9 PM ‹› PSU Theater Everyday leadership…in case you’re not the president, a CEO or a general Bill Perry Do you volunteer? Are you a parent, grandparent, mentor to a younger person, caregiver, Boy or Girl Scout leader? Do you give money to a charity or help a friend or neighbor in need? When you perceive a need, do you act to address that need? Then guess what — you are a leader! Bill Perry is a partner with Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with operations in 49 countries. With almost $20 billion in technical services industry negotiation experience in 20+ countries, he co-leads the Negotiations Center of Excellence (CoE) which is a global operating entity. The CoE leads the negotiation and/or provides advice for Accenture’s largest and most complex agreements. A much smaller but equally important responsibility, the CoE also provides negotiation and decision making training for the company’s executives and lead business negotiators. Perry is an alumnus of Missouri State University. He was initially exposed to and learned from his father’s leadership style as a career soldier, then by absorbing leadership lessons from school and university, the U.S. Army and his work in corporate America. His talk will emphasize the leadership provided by ordinary people. Leaders influence others to solve problems, give back to their communities and do something to make a difference. In this address, Perry will share his personal experiences with everyday leaders and encourage each individual to make a difference in his or her community.
Schedule of events Friday, April 15 Each session will be held on the campus of Missouri State University inside Plaster Student Union, unless otherwise noted.
9 –10:15 AM ‹› PSU 313 Performing the chores of democracy: What does it take to make democracy work? While many citizens of the world cherish their right to vote, often traveling great distances or standing in line for hours, citizens of the United States weathered another grueling election season in fall 2010 with many voters eager just to get the ritual over with. Negativity is now the norm, turning apathy into downright disengagement. We rue what we’ve wrought in our most fundamental freedom. How does this affect our standing in the free world when people in other nations — particularly where this right is more recently hard won — witness the mockery we make of democracy? Panelists: Ken Rutherford William Davis John Keiser Thomas Gouttierre
9–10:15 AM ‹› Ballroom East The ethical leader as social architect Leaders establish organizational direction through vision and strategy. They are responsible for studying an organization’s environment, considering how it may change in the future and setting a direction everyone can believe in. Further, leaders influence organizational culture and ethical values through valuesbased leadership. For organizations to be ethical, leaders have to be openly and strongly committed to ethical conduct in their daily actions. What is the role of the leader as social architect? Does the “architecture” vary based on organizational type? Panelists: Clayton Smith Rob Shetterly Jan Squires Anthony Mendes
10:30 –11:45 AM ‹› Ballroom East My biggest challenges and what I learned It has been said that we often learn more from our failures than our successes. All leaders have experienced failures or made mistakes. The best leaders integrate the lessons from these experiences into their beliefs and let these lessons guide their actions in the future. Panelists will share what they believe their biggest mistakes and failures have been and what lessons they have carried forward from these failures. Panelists: Douglas McMeekin Charlotte Williams Thomas Gouttierre Suzanne Berman
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10:30–11:45 AM ‹› PSU 313 How do we nurture creative leadership? Throughout history, humanitarians have imagined, developed and implemented initiatives to further social and environmental goals for the public good. These have been generated from a benevolence and kindness that bridges human differences in gender, age, ethnicity, nationality and religion. Sometimes, however, we get stuck in familiar patterns of how we think about problems and solutions. How do students — and all of us — develop our skill sets and use our own unique talents to address problems creatively? Panelists: Trueman Tremble Scott Indermaur Jan Squires Mary Struckhoff
PLENARY ADDRESS 12 –1:15 PM ‹› PSU Theater Leading fiercely: The challenge for next generation leaders Lateefah Simon The United States has witnessed a significant transfer of leadership from one generation to another within the context of our social innovation structures. The social justice sector is on the brink of a sea change. As we leap off the foothills of the 2008 presidential election, the national ethos of generation X and Y leadership must sharpen our strategies and qualify our readiness to change the world. What is to be expected of incoming young leaders? Simon will share her experiences from the days of working on the streets of San Francisco as a community organizer to her notable efforts as a policy bridge builder and generational leader. Through practical storytelling, Simon illuminates the urgent recognition for invigorated tactics and tools required to sharpen the relevance and to strengthen a sector weakened by decades of fighting attacks on equity and justice. Sponsored by the MSU Multicultural Student Services Office and Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Special Event 4:30– 5:30 PM ‹› Meyer Library Celebrating American music: Commemoration celebration As part of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Concert Series 10th Anniversary events, this commemoration celebration (with guest speakers and the Pride Marching Band) will take place on the front steps at the main entrance of the Meyer Library. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters
Schedule of events FRIDAY, April 15 (coNTINUED)
Special Event 7– 8 PM ‹› Meyer Library Celebrating American music: Carillon concert Karel Keldermans Karel Keldermans, one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America, performs as the guest carillonist during the 10th Anniversary of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Concert Series. For more than 30 years, Keldermans has served as the fulltime carillonneur for the Springfield, Ill., Park District, where he is the director of the International Carillon Festival. He has composed a dozen original works for carillon, arranged numerous pieces for the instrument and released six solo carillon CDs. He recorded a duet CD with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. Keldermans is past president and board of directors member of the Guild of Carillonneurs, North America. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters
Video Competition A video contest was held prior to the conference for students to show how they view leadership based on the theme, “Leading in a Global Society”. Video submissions can be viewed on the Public Affairs Conference website (publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/conference/). The video contest was sponsored by the gerontology program, a unit within the psychology department.
Missouri State University provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. Please contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Room 111, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897 or 417-836-4252 at least three business days prior to the program date in order that adequate arrangements may be made.
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Contact Information Dr. Gloria Galanes Provost Fellow for Public Affairs and Conference Chair Telephone: 417-836-4983 Email: GloriaGalanes@missouristate.edu
Conference Presenters Suzanne Berman is a field coordinator for CARE, the humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. As a member of the policy and advocacy unit, Berman works in 10 states to build support for legislation that would improve conditions in developing countries. Prior to joining CARE, Berman worked for Bread for the World, the ONE Campaign and on the 2007 Farm Bill. She holds a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Malta. She has spent time in several developing and middle-income countries including: Nicaragua, Tanzania, India, the Balkans and South Africa.
Ashley Biser is an assistant professor in the department of politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her current focus is experimenting with different teaching models for developing the skills of democratic citizenship. She plans to incorporate this project into a travel-learning course on Global Citizenship as part of the Ohio Wesleyan Sagan Fellows program. In 2005, Biser assisted Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg found Akili Dada, an international non-profit that extends educational and leadership opportunities to young Kenyan women. Biser earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College and her PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation focused on the complex intersections between science, technology and politics.
Marci Burdick decided to take journalism seriously when she was 13 years old. While working for her middle school’s newspaper, she asked an outfielder from the Oakland A’s what she was told was a “good” question – “Have you ever been checked for throwing a spitter?” After learning the question applied only to pitchers, she vowed to learn more about reporting (and sports). Burdick is senior vice president of broadcasting for Schurz Communications, a privately held media company. She has also worked as general manager at WAGT-TV in Augusta, Ga., and news director at KYTV, in Springfield. Before joining Schurz, Burdick was an anchor/news director in her hometown of Rapid City, SD. She has won numerous awards for journalistic achievement as a reporter and news manager. In the fall of 2010, Burdick was awarded The South Dakota Broadcast Association’s “Tom Brokaw Award” for broadcast excellence. Burdick is active in the industry and her community and is frequently invited to teach at journalism and leadership conferences. She devotes an hour a week to reading with an elementary school student.
Barbara Pierce Bush is founder and president of Global Health Corps, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of health services worldwide and to build a new movement of health leaders. The organization matches talented recent university graduates from America and abroad with partner organizations working in the field of global health. Bush is a Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur and a fellow of the Echoing Green foundation, which selected Global Health Corps as one of the 14 most innovative social start-ups worldwide. Prior to starting Global Health Corps, Bush worked for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa, and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. She traveled extensively with the United Nations World Food Programme, focusing on the importance of nutrition in ARV treatments to patients with AIDS. Bush is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is on the board of directors for Covenant House International.
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Bush also worked for two years in educational programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in humanities in 2004. Sean Cain developed his passion for acting while a student at Missouri State, where he was active in a fraternity and served as student body president. He is now a professional actor living in Los Angeles with his wife, Keshia, and is touring the country promoting his most recent film, Pearl, a biography of America’s youngest female aviatrix, in which he portrays the romantic lead, Scottie. The film is a certified Dove® family film and has been in more than 15 international festivals. Cain’s most recent work will be seen in a nationwide Disney educational DVD campaign in schools across the United States. Cain holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Missouri State. During his time at Missouri State, Cain spearheaded the multi-year process and passage of the $23 million referendum for the University Recreation Center (now under construction). For his efforts, he was named one of 417 Magazine’s “20 Under 30” in 2006. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, body-boarding at the beach and reading scripts.
Lynn Dally, artistic director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, is a recognized leader in the renaissance of tap dance in the U.S. and abroad. Since co-founding the Ensemble in 1979, she has created more than 30 original tap choreographies. Dally has performed at the Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Spoleto/USA, the Smithsonian and at The Joyce Theater in New York with guest artists Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. Dally is featured in Jazz Tap Ensemble Live in Concert for London’s Channel 4, the documentary Two Takes on Tap and Christian Blackwood’s award winning film TapDancin’. Based in Los Angeles, Dally also directs Jazz Tap Ensemble’s Caravan Project for gifted teen tap dancers and produces the live series, Jazz Tap @ the Bakery. She has received numerous grants from the NEA, the CAC and most recently the prestigious Irvine Fellowship in Dance 2000 and the Guggenheim Fellowship 2001. Dally is an adjunct assistant professor in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures.
William Davis is director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, D.C. As the UN’s senior representative in Washington, Davis serves as spokesman and works with officials in the Executive Branch, Congress, the media, civil society and the business community to further the relationship between the UN and its largest contributing member state. Before joining the UN, Davis was the director for global and functional affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Davis oversaw the department’s interaction with Congress on global priorities, such as international organizations, human rights, refugees, counter-narcotics and international environmental affairs. Prior experience includes the post of deputy head of the Public Affairs Division for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization based in Paris, France. He also served in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs and on the White House’s National Security Council. There he worked closely with the president’s national security advisor and other senior White House officials, coordinating legislative strategy on major foreign policy matters, such as funding for international affairs programs, trade and sanctions issues, peacekeeping and counter-narcotics activities.
Conference Presenters Edward Dunn is the chief of performance improvement for the Lexington VA Medical Center. He also serves on the health policy and management faculty at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. In 2000, Dr. Dunn served as an RWJ Health Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C., and worked in the first session of the 107th Congress as majority legislative staff for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). As a Senate staffer, Dunn’s major policy issues were patient safety, the health care safety net, nursing shortage and long-term care. He was the principal staff from the Democratic caucus on the Senate HELP Committee that developed the Patient Safety Improvement Act of 2001, which became a blueprint for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005. The bill passed both Houses of Congress and was signed into law in July 2005. Dunn went on to serve as the patient safety director at the Cambridge Health Alliance and its representative on the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. From 2003 – 09, Dunn was the director of policy and clinical affairs for the VA National Center for Patient Safety in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dunn earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MD from Wayne State University. He completed his surgery residency at the LSU Medical Center and his thoracic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University. Dunn practiced cardiac and thoracic surgery for more than 20 years. Dunn went on to earn advanced degrees at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management (MBA), Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA) and the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH). He received a Doctor of Science degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. His doctoral studies focused on the organizational culture of teamwork coordination and innovation in surgical services.
P.M. Forni is a professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University, where he heads the Civility Initiative and where he has been recognized with awards for outstanding teaching. A native of Italy, he has published widely on Italian literary icon Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 75). In 1997 he co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, an aggregate of academic and community outreach activities aimed at assessing the importance of manners, civility and politeness in contemporary societies. In 2000, he founded the Civility Initiative. His book Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct has sold more than 100,000 copies. It has been called a “simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion,” and was featured on Oprah. His most recent book is The Civility Solution: What To Do When People Are Rude. It is a thoughtful and practical discussion of the importance of civility in today’s hectic world. Reports on his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, the Corriere della Sera and O Magazine. Forni is a graduate of the University of Pavia and received his PhD at UCLA. He was a Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. He also directed the academic program of the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa Spelman.
Thomas Gouttierre is the dean of International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He also serves as the director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO. The US Department of State selected Gouttierre to serve as senior political affairs officer on the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan during 1996-97. He has participated in Fulbright Programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Norway, France, India, Nepal and Germany. He served as a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Citizens Commission on Afghanistan Refugees from 1988 – 93. 18 Leading in a Global Society
Gouttierre has testified on various topics related to Afghanistan, US-Pakistani Relations, International Terrorism and Human Rights before hearings of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the US House of Representatives Committee on International Relations. He has conducted orientation programs for US military assigned to Afghanistan and is regularly called upon by the international, national and local media to present his opinion on these topics. Gouttierre speaks, reads and writes Afghan Persian (Dari), Iranian Persian (Farsi) and Tajikistani Persian. He has studied Arabic, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish. His publications include numerous articles about Afghanistan society, culture and politics.
Marilyn Gugliucci is director of geriatric education and research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She served as president of AGHE for two years. For the past 20 years, Gugliucci worked with colleagues nationally and internationally on elder related issues and training for health practitioners. She is widely known for her mentorship in national research fellowships for medical students and junior faculty. Her latest research project, Learning by Living, “admits” medical students into nursing homes to live the life of an elder resident for two weeks. Additionally, Gugliucci chaired the establishment of minimum geriatrics curricular guidelines for colleges of osteopathic medicine and is co-chairing a 16-member national task force to establish and publish geriatrics/gerontology curricular guidelines for all health professions programs. She recently entered a two-year term as president of the Maine Gerontological Society.
Scott Indermaur has been sharing stories for almost two decades through the visual language of photography. His assignments have taken him from the smallest rural communities to the world’s most urban environments. His gift lies in discovering the familiar in the exotic and the remarkable in the ordinary. Whether he’s capturing a fleeting moment in history or cutting to the essence of a portrait, Indermaur tells the story in a language everyone understands. Returning to his photojournalism roots, Indermaur is involved in creating multimedia stories for himself and clients. He is enjoying this “return to roots/new-found” side of journalism as it is yet another aspect of photography with a new level by which he can connect with his clients – through photography and audio. Indermaur has a unique gift in being able to truly connect with his subjects, putting them at ease even under the most high pressure of circumstances – whether it is for multi-media stories, annual reports, advertising, editorial or corporate photography. His easy-going nature puts people to ease and make him a great person to work with. Indermaur travels nationally and internationally for assignments. He is located in Rhode Island.
John Keiser is president emeritus of Missouri State University. During his 12 years at Missouri State, he initiated the planning, legislative and gubernatorial approval of the statewide mandate in public affairs education. The institution was one of five public universities, including the U.S Naval Academy, which received the Templeton Award for Character Building Institutions when it was recognized for both Institutional Achievement and Presidential Leadership. Dr. Keiser facilitated the total revision of general education at Missouri State, with an emphasis on public affairs, implemented higher admissions standards for students and increased the percentage of graduate students from 8 percent to 20 percent. Keiser retired from Missouri State University in 2005 and holds the title of Public Affairs Conference Chair Emeritus. publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/conference 19
Conference Presenters As an historian, Keiser’s extensive bibliography includes works that have won literary prizes. His books include Building for the Centuries: Illinois, 1865-1898, Illinois Vignettes and an unpublished manuscript titled Be a Leader. Most of his writings emphasize the essential nature of public affairs, of participatory active citizenship, and of the importance of the natural environment. With those concerns, he served on a variety of boards and won numerous awards, including that of Citizen of the Year in Boise, Idaho, in 1991. The former president of Boise State University is known for his assertion that there has never been a great city without a great university. He was a candidate for mayor of Boise when he accepted the presidency of Missouri State University on July 1, 1993. Keiser received a BS in education from Eastern Illinois University with a major in social science and a minor in French in 1958 and an MA in 1960 and a PhD in history in 1964 from Northwestern University.
Karel Keldermans is one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America, having performed carillon concerts around the world for the past three decades. For more than 30 years, Keldermans has served as the full-time carillonneur for the Springfield, Ill., Park District, where he is the director of the International Carillon Festival. He has composed a dozen original works for carillon, arranged numerous pieces for the instrument and released six solo carillon CDs. He recorded a duet CD with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. Keldermans is past president and board of directors member of the Guild of Carillonneurs, North America. In 1998, he and his wife, Linda, were honored with the Berkeley Medal for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon.” They are co-authors of Carillon: The evolution of a concert instrument, which received critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad. They couple are the former owners/publishers of American Carillon Music Editions (ACME), the largest publishing house of carillon music in the world. Keldermans studied with Piet van den Broek at the Royal Carillon School, in Mechelen, Belgium, from which he was graduated “with Great Distinction.” He studied independently at the Dutch Carillon School, in Amersfoort with Peter Bakker. Keldermans holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in Carillon Performance and Campanology.
Dave Lenox, vice president for leadership development and education at Special Olympics, Inc., began volunteering for Special Olympics in 1976. At that time he was a games volunteer. He moved on to coaching and then became a local committee member. In 1985, Lenox took a full-time position as Special Olympics director for the Kansas City, Mo., area. He quickly moved up to executive director for Special Olympics West Virginia, and then CEO for Special Olympics North Carolina. In 1997, Lenox took the post he holds today. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Lenox oversees Family, Young Athletes, Athlete Leadership, Youth Activation, EKS Fellowships and volunteer/staff leadership development programming at Special Olympics, Inc.
Jane Maxwell, is a senior women’s health editor at Hesperian, a non-profit publisher of self-help health care materials for communities around the world where there is little or no access to medical services. Hesperian titles include Where There Is No Doctor, Where Women Have No Doctor and A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities. Maxwell holds a master’s degree in public health, has additional graduate training in medical anthropology and journalism, and has been involved in the production of almost all Hesperian materials. She has worked in communitybased health care settings in Mexico, Nepal, several countries in Africa and with under-served urban communities in the United States.
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Douglas McMeekin started working as a cultural and environmental consultant to the oil industry in the Amazon Region of Ecuador in 1986. Frustrated with the treatment of the indigenous peoples by the companies, he left that work and formed the Yachana Foundation in 1991. In 1995, looking for a way for the Foundation to be self-sustaining, he created the Yachana Lodge Company, the world renowned geotourism facility on the Napo River, accessible only by motorized canoe. Yachana Lodge provides visitors a window into the life of the people living in the Amazon Region. In 2000, the Foundation started a comprehensive project working with farmers in the cultivation of cacao. The cacao project has provided infrastructure and technical assistance in the commercialization of cacao to over 2,400 farmers in the Amazon region of the country. He then formed the socially responsible, fair trade company Yachana Gourmet to provide a market for Amazon cacao. More recently, McMeekin started the Yachana Technical High School that provides innovative, hands-on, practical education and is the only school offering a degree in eco-tourism and sustainable development in Ecuador. The Foundation now owns 4,300 acres of forest and has created a conservation program that is an integral part of the high school curriculum. McMeekin also signed an agreement with the Inter American Development Bank for the creation of the Yachana Technical Institute, a two-year post high school training and education program. McMeekin has been honored as an Ashoka Fellow, a distinguished position and recognition as a leading social entrepreneur, and as an Ashoka – Lemelson Fellow for his work in using technology and invention to help the poor.
Anthony Mendes, director of the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas, is an acclaimed entrepreneurial educator who formerly served as executive director of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership (AEL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his role with the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Dr. Mendes was responsible for the integration of entrepreneurship curriculum in all academic units of the university. During his tenure at Illinois, the university achieved national status for entrepreneurship education by the Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine and Fortune Magazine. In 2007, the entrepreneurship program was ranked 16th in undergraduate programs and 21st in graduate entrepreneurship by the Princeton Review. In 2008, the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership was recognized by the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers for “Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines”. Prior experience includes serving as the director of college initiatives at the Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. There he managed a program grant portfolio with more than 200 colleges and universities. He also was the grant officer for numerous entrepreneurship organizations including the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and The Academy of Management. Dr. Mendes holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an MBA from Rockhurst University. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Mendes was founder and president of Mendes and Associates, a private consulting company, located in Kansas City. He also spent 13 years with AT&T as manager of training and development where he was successful in securing resources needed to build and implement nationally recognized initiatives. His teaching experience includes courses at Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
Conference Presenters Elizabeth “Betty” Molina Morgan is the executive director of Grad Nation, an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance, founded in 1997 by General Colin Powell. Prior to her post with Grad Nation, Morgan served 10 years as superintendent of the Washington County (MD) Public Schools, a system of wide diversity with a 42 percent student poverty population. She also worked in a number of senior management roles in Maryland’s public schools, including: chief academic officer in the Baltimore City School System; associate superintendent in the Frederick County Schools; and four positions in the Montgomery County Schools, where she spent the majority of her earlier career as an administrator. During her tenure as superintendent, Morgan focused on developing innovative and challenging educational opportunities to serve the needs of a wide range of students who attend public schools. She is a passionate advocate for high academic standards and for transforming schools to reach world-class levels. Morgan has received numerous fellowships, honors and awards for excellence in education, including the Circle of Excellence as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, the Service Above Self Rotary award, Washington County’s 2007 Person of the Year, the Excellence in Education award from MASCD, and The American Association of School Administrators’ 2010 National Superintendent of the Year. She holds a PhD in administration from American University, in Washington, D.C.
Bill Perry is a senior executive at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm. Perry has participated in more than $20 billion in outsourcing and technology services transactions, first for Electronic Data Systems Corporation and then for Accenture. With technical services industry experience in more than 20 countries, he co-leads the Negotiations Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE leads the negotiation and/ or provides advice for Accenture’s largest and most complex agreements. A much smaller but equally important responsibility, the CoE also provides negotiation and decision-making training for the company’s executives and lead business negotiators. He earned a degree in marketing from Missouri State University in 1984. As a distinguished military graduate, Perry received a regular Army commission as a member of MSU’s Military Science ROTC program. Military parachutist qualified, he served four years in active military, leaving in 1988 with the rank of Captain. In March 2007, Perry returned to campus to speak during the with Champions series, co-sponsored by the College of Business Administration.
Stephen Prothero is an historian of American religions, a professor at Boston University, a New York Times bestselling author and a national media commentator. Prothero has written six books. His most recent works are God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter and Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know, which made the New York Times bestseller list. Prothero is a recurring guest on National Public Radio, commenting on religion, and on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX and PBS. He has shared his views on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. Prothero received his BA from Yale University in American Studies and his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard University. He lives on Cape Cod, and he tweets @sprothero.
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Brenda Dardar Robichaux is former principal chief of the United Houma Nation, located in the bayou country of south Louisiana. She previously served as the chairwoman of the 17,000-member nation, and has served on the Tribal Council since 1992. In addition, she was the director and cultural resource specialist for the Title VII Indian Education of the Lafourche Parish School Board, until her retirement in 2008. Under her leadership of Indian education and tribal government, the UHN has enjoyed unparalleled growth, a cultural resurgence and international recognition. Dardar-Robichaux has a reputation as being an outspoken and dauntless advocate for minority issues. She has confronted injustices against Indian people from the classroom to the state capitol. Her efforts to build the United Houma Nation Relief Fund has helped thousands of tribal citizens in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the 2010 oil spill. She was named one of New Orleansâ€™10 Heroes of the Storm by the Times Picayune, received the 2007 Gulf Coast Recovery and Rebuilding Community Empowerment Award by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the 2006 United Houma Nation Leadership Award. She received the 2008 Woman of Vision Award during the Ms. Foundation for Women 20th Annual Gloria Awards. In addition, the French Government presented her a medal, making her the first Houma Medal Chief of the Nation in more than 200 years. Dardar-Robichaux serves on the Second Harvest Board of Directors, the InterTribal Council of Louisiana, the Institute for Indian Development, the National Indian Education Association and initiated the development of the Louisiana Indian Education Advocacy Committee. She is a member of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Gulf Coast Ecological Health and Community Renewal Fund Advisory Group.
Ken Rutherford is director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and professor of political science at James Madison University. As director, Rutherford conducts post-conflict missions in Burundi, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Palestine, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam and Yemen. Dr. Rutherford arranged for, and escorted, Diana, Princess of Wales, on her last humanitarian mission, to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and then spearheaded efforts to promote a mine-free Middle East with Queen Noor of Jordan. He has appeared and published extensively in the media, including Oprah, The View and Dateline; testified before the United States Congress and the United Nations; and received several awards in recognition of his humanitarian and human rights leadership, including: the first International UNA Humanitarian Prize from Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, and the leadership in international rehabilitation from Northwestern University. He is co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network and is a renowned leader in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that spearheaded the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the global movement that led to the 2008 Cluster Munitions Ban Treaty. Dr. Rutherford has worked for the Peace Corps (Mauritania), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Senegal), International Rescue Committee (Kenya and Somalia) and as a Fulbright Professor (Jordan). Dr. Rutherford is also the author of Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines and Humanitarianism Under Fire: The US and UN Intervention in Somalia, and also the co-editor of Reframing the Agenda: The Impact of NGO and Middle Power Cooperation in International Security Policy and Landmines and Human Security: The International Movement to Ban Landmines. Prior to his post at James Madison University, he was an associate professor of political science at Missouri State University. Rutherford holds a PhD from Georgetown University and BA and MBA from the University of Colorado, where he was a football letterman and inducted in its Hall of Fame for distinguished alumni.
Conference Presenters Douglas Scarboro is the executive director of the Office of Talent and Human Capital and Education Liaison for the City of Memphis, where he provides strategic direction for partnerships that assist public housing residents in the development of workforce skills and increase the number of college graduates. Prior to working with City of Memphis, Dr. Scarboro was the director of community engagement at The Leadership Academy, leadershipacademy.org. Dr. Scarboro is the founder of LaunchMemphis, which links an entrepreneurial community through innovative professional, social and educational experiences in Memphis. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Christian Brothers University, teaching business strategy in the Master of Business Administration Program. Dr. Scarboro is a board member of St. George’s Independent School and EmergeMemphis, a general business and technology accelerator and incubator for Memphis based start-up companies. Dr. Scarboro holds a BA in political science from Morehouse College, an MBA from Campbell University and an EdD in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Memphis.
Rob Shetterly is an artist who recently published Americans Who Tell The Truth, a collection of portraits, short biographies and inspiring quotes by great Americans. Shetterly began the works as a symbol of hope following the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. The works comprise a book and traveling exhibit. Shetterly, whose degree is in English literature, changed the direction of his creative life — from the written word to the image. After college, he taught himself drawing, printmaking and painting. While trying to become proficient in printmaking and painting, he illustrated widely. For 12 years he created the editorial page drawings for the Maine Times newspaper, illustrated National Audubon’s children’s newspaper Audubon Adventures, and approximately 30 books. Now, his paintings and prints are in collections all over the US and Europe, including Speaking Fire at Stones, published in 1993. He is well known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell, and for another series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation. Shetterly graduated from Harvard College in 1969. He was very active in Civil Rights and in the Anti-Vietnam War movement. He lives with his partner, Gail Page, also a painter, in Brooksville, Maine.
Lateefah Simon had given up school at the age of 16 and was working full-time at Taco Bell. It was then that she was recruited to become part of the Huckleberry Youth Program. She reluctantly joined, but quickly grew to love it. She went on to become a street outreach worker for San Francisco’s Center for Young Women’s Development. As a young girl who, at the time, was on probation for being an habitual shoplifter, she was a perfect choice for the job. In 1998, she was named executive director of the Center for Young Women’s Development, which helps women who are drug dealers, prostitutes or in the juvenile justice system for such offenses, to become self-sufficient. It also trains them to become leaders who can have a voice in creating laws that affect their lives and other women like them. In 2005, Simon became director of re-entry programs, a unit within the District Attorney’s Office. The re-entry unit assists first-time, young drug offenders through educational and community programs to help them re-enter the community with economic opportunities and chances for positive development. Simon’s remarkable achievements have garnered her recognition from the Ford Foundation, Ms. Foundation, Oprah Magazine, the National Council on Research on Women and the National Organization for Women. She received the MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship in 2004 and was featured in the PBS documentary Girl Trouble.
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She is a member of the Women’s Foundation of California and the San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland Committee boards of directors. Simon is studying at the Mills College School of Public Policy.
Clayton Smith has served as an executive pastor of generosity at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., since 2005. It is now the largest United Methodist Church, with nearly 14,000 adult members. Prior to this, Smith served United Methodist churches in Chillicothe, Rolla, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Mo. He also served as senior pastor of Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield. During this post, Smith received the United Methodist Publishing House Circuit Rider Award for Significant Contributions to Church Growth. Rev. Smith serves on the board of directors for the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation, the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation and the Resurrection Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Central Methodist University, his pastoral care degree from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Ministry in Stewardship and Preaching from the McCormick School of Theology. Smith and his wife, Lori, have four children and two grandchildren. Smith has a passion for mission and has led many teams on national and international mission projects. He has served the church for more than 40 years.
Jan Squires, CFA, is managing director of strategic products and technology for CFA Institute, a global, nonprofit organization of investment professionals. Dr. Squires joined CFA Institute in 1999 as vice president for examination development and has served the organization’s Asia-Pacific operations while based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Dr. Squires was a professor of finance and general business at Missouri State University. His research appeared in such publications as Financial Practice and Education, Journal of Financial Education, and Journal of Economics and Finance. Dr. Squires has coauthored chapters in International Investments, 5th edition (2003) and Managing Investment Portfolios, 3rd edition. He also was a member volunteer and consultant of CFA Institute for more than 10 years, serving on the Council of Examiners and Candidate Curriculum Committee and as a CFA exam grader.
Mary Struckhoff joined the National Federation of State High School Associations administrative staff in 1999. Her responsibilities include serving as editor and national rules interpreter for basketball and softball, staff liaison for the NFHS Officials Association and workshop organization for the NFHS Summer Meeting. Struckhoff currently serves as an independent contractor for the National Collegiate Athletic Association as its national coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officiating. As such, she is responsible for coordinating the development and improvement program for women’s basketball officiating in all divisions and assisting with assigning officials to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament. Prior to her post with the NFSH, Struckhoff taught, coached and served in athletic administration at high schools in St. Louis and Chicago for 10 years. Her teaching background includes physical education, health, mathematics and computer science courses. Struckhoff also coached softball, volleyball and tennis. Struckhoff earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Benedictine College (Kansas) in 1982 and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Western Illinois University in 1991.
Conference Presenters Trueman Tremble spent more than 34 years as a research psychologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI). Its mission is to maximize individual and unit performance and readiness through advances in the behavioral and social sciences. While at ARI, he had assignments at its headquarters in metropolitan Washington, D.C., as well as at its smaller field offices. His first research position was with the Human Resources Research Organization, where his research focused on a computer-driven simulation for training the decisionmaking skills of the command groups of middle-size organizations. During the latter part of his career, Tremble’s research centered on issues concerning leader behavior, personnel selection and organizational retention. While in undergraduate school, he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and was later commissioned an Army officer. He earned a PhD from the University of Florida, with concentrations in social psychology and community psychology. Prior to his first applied research position, he completed officer training at the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky.
Charlotte Lewellen-Williams is assistant professor and director of the Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public Service. The center is dedicated to expanding the knowledge, tools and practice of community-spawned and community-driven philanthropy. The center has program work in the areas of community philanthropy and its impact on poverty, disparities, race and equity and social justice. Lewellen-Williams joined the Clinton School from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where she served as the director of policy research and faculty training. A business administration graduate from Howard University, Washington, D.C., Lewellen-Williams earned her master’s degree in public health from the UAMS College of Public Health. In her academic research experience, she has extensively studied and published papers in several peer-reviewed journals including Academic Medicine and the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy.
Terry Wollen is director of animal well-being and a staff veterinarian with Heifer International, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark. The agency provides training and extension services so families can improve animal housing, management, breeding, nutrition and veterinary health. Wollen’s background is in food-animal medicine and production. His experience includes two years in the Army Veterinary Corps, a beef and equine veterinary practice in Idaho and 20 years in research and development with the Bayer Corporation, Animal Health Division. Since then, he has worked in international development programs with the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Armenia and with Heifer International in Asia.
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Public Affairs Conference Advisory Committee Veronica Adinegara Publications Missouri State University
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Cigdem Cidam Political Science Missouri State University Sherry Cook Marketing Missouri State University Gloria Galanes 2011 Chair and Provost Fellow Communication Missouri State University Bradley Fisher Gerontology Missouri State University Candace Fisk Greenwood Laboratory School Missouri State University Ann Fuhrman Duane G. Meyer Library Missouri State University Stacey Funderburk Publications Missouri State University Janice Greene Biology Missouri State University
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