National Advisory Board

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Kal Alston is professor in Cultural Foundations of Education and in Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. …more.


Vice Chair

Paul Schadewald is the Senior Program Director for Community-Based Learning and Scholarship at Macalester College. He is based in the Civic Engagement Center, the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College. …more.

Robin Bachin

Board Member

Robin F. Bachin is the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement at the University of Miami.. …more.

Mallika Bose

Board Member

Mallika Bose is an Architect (Jadavpur University, Kolkata – India and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India) and Urban Planner with a specialization in Environment-Behavior Studies. …more.

Paulina Camacho Valencia

Board Member & PAGE Co-Director

Paulina Camacho Valencia is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and scholar. Paulina found a home on the south side of Chicago after she and her family immigrated from central Mexico. …more.

Mari Castañeda

Board Member

Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  …more.

Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye

Board Member

Educator, entertainer, emcee, and New Orleans native Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye has propelled through the elements of artistry, socially engaged interdisciplinary projects and entertainment for almost two decades. …more.

Liya Escalera

Board Member

Dr. Liya Escalera is Vice Provost for Academic Support Services at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. …more.

Laura Harjo

Board Member

Dr. Laura Harjo received an appointment at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning in 2013.  …more.

David Hoffman

Board Member

David Hoffman is Director of the Center for Democracy and Civic Life at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  …more.

Amy Howard

Board Member

Amy Howard is assistant vice president of community initiatives and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and associated faculty in American Studies at the University of Richmond. …more.

Jeff Hou

Board Member

Jeffrey Hou, PhD, is Professor of Landscape Architecture and the Director of Urban Commons Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle. …more.

Fred Knight

Board Member

Frederick Knight is an associate professor of history and director of the Institute for Research, Civic Engagement and Policy in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership at Morehouse College. …more.

Michael Rios

Board Member

Michael Rios was appointed Vice Provost of Public Scholarship at UC Davis in July 2019. As Vice Provost, Michael is leading university-wide efforts to recognize public scholarship in research, teaching, and creative practice. …more.

Robyn Rodriguez

Board Member

Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is currently professor and chair of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.  …more.

Rowena M. Tomaneng

Board Member

Rowena M. Tomaneng is the President of San José City College (SJCC) in the San Jose Evergreen Community College District in California, and a lecturer in International and Multicultural Education and Leadership Studies in the School of Education at University of San Francisco. …more.

Carlton Turner

Board Member

Carlton Turner works across the country as a performing artist, arts advocate, policy shaper, lecturer, consultant, and facilitator. …more.

Carol Zou

Board Member

Carol Zou is an artist, writer, educator, and cultural organizer who has worked for over a decade on the relationship between arts, culture, community, and activism. …more.