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Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public Engagement on Campus


Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles, case studies, and books on “the architecture of inclusion,” institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education. She collaborates with organizations and networks involved in initiatives aimed at increasing full participation, including Syracuse University, Imagining America, the University of Southern California, Rutgers Future Scholars, Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO), the University of Michigan, the Reentry Education Network, the Ford Foundation, and Harvard Business School.

Timothy Eatman is Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Syracuse University and Director for Research of Imagining America (IA). He provides leadership for the Tenure Team Initiative on Public Scholarship and is co-author, with Julie Ellison, of Scholarship in Public, a work on faculty rewards for engaged scholarship that extends to a recent study of IA's Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) program. Tim has published in the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings on Equal Education, and has written many book chapters and reports. He sits on the editorial board of Urban Education and reviews for several scholarly journals. Tim's research also explores the pipeline to graduate school and the professoriate for students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education.

John Saltmarsh co-directs the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program.  He co-wrote (with Edward Zlotkowski) Higher Education and Democracy, and has authored numerous chapters and articles on civic engagement, service-learning, and experiential education.  He also co-edited the recent book “To Serve a Larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education. He serves on numerous boards, including the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, and sits on the editorial board of the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

Adam Bush is the founding Director of Curriculum of College Unbound, a college-degree, outcomes-based model based in Providence, RI, working to create a more just higher education for first-generation college students and influence higher education policy by incorporating voices outside of the academy in the teaching and assessment of its student body and program. Adam is also a doctoral candidate in American Studies and Ethnicity at USC (where he is completing his dissertation, “Passing Notes in Class; Listening to Pedagogical Improvisations in Jazz History”), serves as a member of NERCHE’s Next Generation Engagement Project, and directs Imagining America’s PAGE program.

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