Network Partners


Bill Hall

Let's Talk Alaska/Alaska Common Ground
(907) 748-3216

Donna M. Aguiniga

Dialogues for Public Life; Housed with UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning and the UAA Ethics Center
Library Room 211G
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
907-786-6906; 907-786-4677

Stephanie Bauer

Dialogues for Public Life; Housed with UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning and the UAA Ethics Center
Library Room 211G
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
907-786-6906; 907-786-4677


Cristin E. Foster

Executive Director
David Mathews Center for Civic Life
P.O. Box 6
Montevallo, Alabama 35115
205-665-9005 ext. 67
Fax: 205-679-6305


Christina Standerfer, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Sturgis Hall Room 104
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 683-5215


Lawrence Robinson

Center for Civic Participation, Maricopa Community Colleges
2411 West 14th St.
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Lori Poloni-Staudinger

Arizona Deliberates, Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15036
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5036
(928) 523-6546

Andrea Houchard

Philosophy On The Public Interest, Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5064
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5064
(928) 523-7153

Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo

Director of Public Outreach
Maricopa Community Colleges
2411 W. 14th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281


Mary Thompson, Martha Cox

San Diego Deliberation Network
Corte Curva
Carlsbad, California 92009

Carole & Craig Paterson

California NIF Network
Fairfield, California 94534
(707) 864-0419

Dr. Orlando Taylor

Director of the Institute for Social Innovation
Fielding Graduate University
2020 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105


Paul Alexander

Institute on the Common Good, Regis University
Denver, Colorado 80221-1099
(303) 458-4336

Martin Carcasson

Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University
Eddy 210, Campus Delivery 1783
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
(970) 491-5628


Rebecca M. Townsend, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
University of Connecticut
Cattleman Building, Room 325
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
(860) 486-2992

Endia DeCordova, M.B.A.

Acting Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement
(860) 512-2902

Institute for Community Engagement and Outreach

Manchester Community College
Great Path, P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, Connecticut 06045-1046


Maria Pippidis

910 S. Chapel Street
Newark, Delaware 19716-1303
(302) 831-1239


Elizabeth Trentanelli

Professor, Political Science
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West US Hwy. 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 769-1551 x2831

Virginia York

Panama City, Florida 32404

Joy Hazell

Sea Grant Extension, University of Florida
(239) 533-7518

Eric M. Feldman, M.S.

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-4145

Gregg Kaufman

The Deliberative Voice
Eagle Landing Parkway
Orange Park, Florida 32065
(478) 960-3203

Daniel Blaeuer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts
Florida International University
420 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Muthusami Kumaran, Mike Spranger

UF Viktor Center for Public Life
P O Box 110310
Gainesville, Florida 32611-0310
352-273-3524 (Dr.Kumaran), 3520273-3557 (Dr. Spranger)


Jill R. Severn

Head of Access and Outreach
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
(706) 542-5766

Veronica Adams-Cooper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration Program
Lois B. Hollis Center for Public Deliberation and Participation (Formerly the ESVHF-CPDE at ASU), Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia 31705
(229) 420-1135

Melvinia Turner King

Interim Executive Director
Leadership Center

Willie Rockward

Center for Public Life in Ethical and Dynamic Discourse

Charles Moses

Collaborating and Co-Director
Clark Atlanta

Marionette Holmes

Collaborating Co-Director
Spelman College

Leadership Center at Morehouse College

The Center for Public Life in Ethical and Dynamic Discourse
830 Westview Dr. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
(404) 614-8565

Janet Clark

Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Georgia College, The Public Voice Partnership
231 W. Hancock St.
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
(478) 445-5556


Dolores Foley

Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 956-2780


Gerald Ott

Iowa Partners in Learning
4124 NE Hillcrest Ct.
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
(515) 964-3903

Cindy Swanson

Iowa State Education Association
777 Third St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1301
(515) 471-8054

David Supp-Montgomerie

Director, Iowa Program for Public Life
University of Iowa
Department of Communication Studies
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Mary Ghikas

Staff Liaison, CLC Center for Public Life
Senior Associate Director Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800) 545-2433, x. 2518

Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement

University of Illinois at Chicago

Joseph Hoerth

Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
1253 S. Halsted Street, Suite #310
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 355-0096
Fax: (312) 355-0545

Norma Ramos

Director, Marketing/Communications
College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs
412 S. Peoria Street, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7067
(312) 355-0095
Fax: (312) 355-0545

Thea Crum

Economic Development Planner
Great Cities Institute
412 S. Peoria Street, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 996-4617

Kim Casey

Midwest Center for Civic Engagement
7424 S Normal
Chicago, Illinois 60621
(773) 723-5383

Mel Henriksen, Tracy Rogers

Northern Illinois University, Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development
148 W. 3rd Street (Mel)
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
815-753-0323 (Mel), 815-753-2090 (Tracy)


Lisa-Marie Napoli

Political and Civic Engagement Program — PACE, Community Deliberation Project, Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 132
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7103
(812) 856-1747

Sara Drury

Democracy & Public Discourse, Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
(765) 361-6393

Mike Wolf

Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 481-6898


Donna Schenck-Hamlin

Project Coordinator
Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, Kansas State University
202 Ahearn Field House
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
(785) 532-6868

David E. Procter

Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, Kansas State University
202 Ahearn Field House
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
(785) 532-6868

Thea Nietfeld, Greg Stephens

Talk Salina, K-State Polytechnic
Saline County
Salina, Kansas 67401
785-323-7177 (Thea), 785-819-6887 (Greg)

Christina Standerfer, David Monteith

Center of Civic Engagement and Education, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
1200 Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Kansas 72201


Gayle Hilleke

Kentucky Network for Public Life
324 LA, Nunn Drive
Highland Hts, Kentucky 41099

Dr. G. A. Phelps

Professor, Communication
Lindsey Wilson College Center for Public Life
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728


Amanda Buberger

Campus Community Partnerships, Center for Public Service, Tulane University
201D Alcee Fortier
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5665
(504) 862-8058
Fax: (504) 862-8061

Julianna Padgett

School of Social Work, Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5665
(504) 862-3490


Madhawa "Mads" Palihapitiya

Associate Director
MA Office of Dispute Resolution & Public Collaboration (MODR)
Fax: 617.287.4049


Dr. Patricia Quintero-Hall

Dialogues for Public Life: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Community College of Baltimore County
Community College Center 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Michelle Scott

Office of Equity & Diversity, Montgomery College
(240) 567-5276

Sharon Simson, Ph.D.

Center on Civic Literacy, 3310G School of Public Health, University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742


Thomas Greitens

Associate Professor, Political Science
Central Michigan University
Anspach Hall, 301A
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
(989) 774-3862

J. Cherie Strachan

Interim Director, Women & Gender Studies Program / Associate Professor, Political Science
Central Michigan University
247 Anspach Hall
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
(989) 546-7438
Fax: (989) 774-1136

Claire Layman

Public Policy Education Specialist
Michigan State University Extension, Greening Michigan Institute
East Lansing, MI
(517) 648-6446

John Burkhardt

School of Education, University of Michigan
(734) 615-8882


Marla Kanengieter Wildeson

Department of Communication Studies, St. Cloud University
Riverview 103A
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
(320) 308-4981

Thomas Morgan

Augsburg College, Center for Faith and Learning, Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
(612) 330-1773

Elaine Eschenbacher

Associate Director
Augsburg College, Center for Faith and Learning, Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
(612) 330-1492

Kara Lindaman

American Democracy Project's EPIC Center, Dept. of Political Science
175 W. Mark St.
Winona, Minnesota 55987
(507) 457-5406


Jennifer Wilding

KC Consensus
(816) 531-5078


Phil Hardwick

Hardwick & Associates LLC
Milsaps College Else School of Management
1701 North State St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39210
(601) 594-3371

Dr. Melanie Loehwing

Dialogue Across Mississippi
PO Drawer PF
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

Dr. Becky Smith

Dialogue Across Mississippi
Extension Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

North Carolina

Drs. Michael L. Menefee, Stephen Marson, Joanne Hessmiller

Thomas Family Center, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510
(910) 775-4210


Charles Parker

Department of Business & Economics, Wayne State College
111K Gardner Hall
(402) 375-7036

New Hampshire

James Donelan

Transitional Coordinator
The New England Center for Civic Life, Franklin Pierce University
Peterson Hall
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461
(603) 899-1019

Molly M. Kelly, James Gruber

Antioch Center for Civic Engagement
40 Avon St.
Keene, New Hampshire 03431

New Jersey

Nancy Kranich

Chair, CCL Center for Public Life Advisory Committee
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
(732) 985-1599

New Mexico

Paul Biderman

829 Allendale Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 690-2247

Amelia Murphy

Public Deliberation Center of New Mexico
1209 Highland Rd.
Roswell, New Mexico 88201
(505) 514-7180


Dina Williamson-Erdag

League of Women Voters of Pahrump Valley, The Nevada Forum Center
1020 East Wilson Road, Room #4
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
(775) 764-7425

New York

Catherine Gerard, Tina Nabatchi

PARCC Center for Public Life, Syracuse University
400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244

Michael D'Innocenzo

Department of History, Hofstra University
(516) 463-5606

Lisa Strahley, Doug Garnar, Scott Corley

SUNY Broome Community College Center for Civic Engagement, Science Building, Room 104
PO Box 1017
Binghamton, New York 13902
(607) 778-5494 / 5094


David S. Stein

Workforce Development and Education, The Ohio State University
305 W. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-0988

Sarah Woiteshek

Center for Civic Engagement, Miami University Hamilton
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 785-3015

Louise Fleming

Professor of Education
Center for Civic Life, Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805
(419) 289-5347
Fax: (419) 207-4948

Judy White

1193 County Road 620
Ashland, Ohio 44805
(419) 962-4959

Bill DiMascio

Initiative for Community Engagement
3509 Rue de Fleur
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221


Renee Daugherty

Oklahoma Partnership for Public Deliberation, Oklahoma State University
(918) 995-2261


Shirlee Geiger

Center for Civic Participation at Portland Community College
P.O. Box 19000
Portland, Oregon 97280
(971) 722-4659

John Farnum

Department of Philosophy, Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97219
Office: (971) 722-4574 Cell: (503) 933-0611

Neal Naigus

Assistant to the College President
Portland Community College, CC 241
P.O. Box 19000
Portland, Oregon 97280
(971) 722-4122
Fax: (971) 722-4960


Harris J. Sokoloff

Center for School Study Councils at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
(215) 898-7371

Puerto Rico

Alfredo Carrasquillo-Ramirez, Ramon E. Davison, Sonia Carmona-Garcia, & Maria Teresa Martinez

Instituto de Liderazgo, Empresarismo y Ciudadania, ILCE, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Calle Rosales, Esq. San Antonio
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00914-0383
787-728-1515 Ext. 2600

South Carolina

Barbara Brown

Citizens Center for Public Life
20 Naomi Court
Sumter, South Carolina 29154

South Dakota

South Dakota Public Policy Institute

South Dakota Issues Forums, Chiesman Center for Democracy
1641 Deadwood Avenue
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
(605) 341-4311


Daryl Lowe

Center for Social Justice and Deliberative Dialogue, Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Thomas Kohntopp

Lead & Core Faculty, School of Management
Blount Center for Public Life, Walden University
2528 Graves Rd., Suite 104
Maryville, Tennessee 37803

Ronda Gentry

Center for Civic Advancement - Tusculum College
60 Shiloh Rd
Greenville, Tennessee 37743
423-636-7300, ext. 5216


Paso del Norte National Issues Forums

El Paso
9700 Railroad Dr
El Paso, Texas 79924

Jack Green Musselman

Center for Ethics and Leadership (CEL), St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704-6489
(512) 428-1026

Vicki Totten

Retired Associate Professor
St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704-6489

Windy Lawrence

Associate Professor Communication
Dept. of Arts & Humanities, University of Houston-Downtown
(713) 221-8472


Jeffrey Nielsen

The Utah Center for Civic Friendship, Study of Ethics at Utah Valley University
635 S 670 E
Orem, Utah 84097
(801) 358-9112


Gary R. Kirk, Ph.D.

VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative
110 New Hall West (0168)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Bill Corbett

National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia

Larkin Dudley

Center for Public Administration & Policy, Virginia Tech
104 Draper Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0520
(540) 231-5197
Fax: (540) 231-7067

Nancy Gansneder

Academy for Civic Renewal, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
2400 Old Ivy Road, Rm 220
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Land: (434) 982-4770 Mobile: (434) 242-0017

Todd Solomon, Betsy McBride

Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement
5200 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
(757) 667-8533, (757) 617-9253

Lori Britt & Tim Ruebke

Campus Community Civic Collaborative
MSC 2106 James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
(540) 568-5028


Carol J. Craig

Coalitions for Citizen Engagement
Blackrock Road
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701

Eric Giordano

Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(715 )261-6368

John Greenwood

Outreach Consultant
Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
(715 )261-6368

West Virginia

Betty Knighton

West Virginia Center for Civic Life
(800) 296-5038

Forum Moderators



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Kettering Foundation
200 Commons Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45459