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Institute Faculty

As a first priority, the Institute has responded to the many calls by community organizations requesting speeches, workshops, and consultations by establishing the ABCD faculty and later, the ABCD fellows. These highly skilled leaders come from foundations, community groups, United Ways, churches, universities, consulting groups and health organizations in the United States and Canada. They have worked with more than 200 organizations, helping them with their asset-based community development projects. Some of the many issues and groups they've worked with include: Healthy Communities, community mapping, welfare reform, youth, people with disabilities, institution/community relations, and families and children. They've addressed church groups, policymakers, community groups, educators, social service providers, hospitals, foundations and leadership groups. ​

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Bruce Anderson
Bruce Anderson
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Involving Institutions
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Rev. Darryl Answer
Rev. Darryl Answer
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations | Neighborhood and Community Development | Local Economic Development
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Stephanie Answer
Stephanie Answer
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Paul Arntson
Paul Arntson

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Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett
  • Active Faculty
  • Local Economic Development
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Terry Bergdall
Terry Bergdall
  • Active Faculty
  • International Development
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Indigo Bishop
Indigo Bishop
  • Active Faculty
  • Housing | Local Economic Development | Social Justice
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Paul Born
Paul Born
  • Active Faculty
  • Local Economic Development | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Dee Brooks
Dee Brooks
  • Active Faculty
  • International Development
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Melissa Browning
Melissa Browning
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations
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Mark Chupp
Mark Chupp
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion | Neighborhood and Community Development | Involving Institutions
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Rachel Cleaves Dahlke
Rachel Cleaves Dahlke
  • Active Faculty
  • Local Economic Development | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Rev. James Conn
Rev. James Conn
Henk Cornelissen
Henk Cornelissen
Gord Cunningham
Gord Cunningham
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • International Development | Local Economic Development
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Tom Dewar
Tom Dewar
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Local Economic Development | Youth
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Jim Diers
Jim Diers
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Local Government
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April Doner
April Doner
  • Active Faculty
  • Art | Diversity and Inclusion | Local Economic Development | Neighborhood and Community Development | Social Justice | Local Government | Involving Institutions
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Dan Duncan
Dan Duncan
  • Active Faculty
  • Collective Impact | Funders and Philanthropy | Involving Institutions | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Ron Dwyer-Voss
Ron Dwyer-Voss
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Rural | Youth | Local Government | Faith Based Organizations | Involving Institutions | Diversity and Inclusion | Health | Social Justice
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Joe Erpenbeck
Joe Erpenbeck
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Al Etmanski
Al Etmanski

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Janis Foster Richardson
Janis Foster Richardson
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Funders and Philanthropy
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Robert Francis
Robert Francis
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Restorative and Criminal Justice | Social Justice | Youth
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Seva Gandhi
Seva Gandhi
  • Active Faculty
  • Social Justice | Sustainability
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Ivis Garcia Zambrana
Ivis Garcia Zambrana
  • Active Faculty
  • Local Economic Development
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Kaitlyn Gard
Kaitlyn Gard
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Andy Gordon
Andy Gordon
Mike Green
Mike Green

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Lisa Hadden
Lisa Hadden
DeAmon Harges
DeAmon Harges
  • Active Faculty
  • Art | Aging | Diversity and Inclusion | Local Economic Development | Faith Based Organizations
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Marnie Harris
Marnie Harris
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Rachel Haxtema
Rachel Haxtema
  • Active Faculty
  • Schools and Education | Social Justice
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Jennifer Hirsch
Jennifer Hirsch
  • Active Faculty
  • Collective Impact | Social Justice | Sustainability
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Robin Hoecker
Robin Hoecker
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Schools and Education | Social Justice
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Terry Holley
Terry Holley
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Art | Rural | Funders and Philanthropy
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Sandra Jones Mitchell
Sandra Jones Mitchell
  • Active Faculty
  • Aging | Diversity and Inclusion
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Peter Kenyon
Peter Kenyon
John (Jody) Kretzmann
John (Jody) Kretzmann
  • Founder, Co-Director ABCD Institute
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Health
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Steve Kretzmann
Steve Kretzmann
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Rural | Youth | Sustainability
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Karen Lehman
Karen Lehman
Diane Littlefield
Diane Littlefield
Allison Lourash
Allison Lourash
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Rev. Damon Lynch, III
Rev. Damon Lynch, III

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Michael Marcus
Michael Marcus
  • Active Faculty
  • Funders and Philanthropy | Aging | Housing | Diversity and Inclusion
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Mike Mather
Mike Mather
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations
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Alison Mathie
Alison Mathie
John McKnight
John McKnight
  • Founder, Co-Director ABCD Institute
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Health
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Ruben Medina
Ruben Medina
  • Active Faculty
  • Local Economic Development | International Development
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John Migliaccio
John Migliaccio
Tom Mosgaller
Tom Mosgaller
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Youth | Involving Institutions
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Mary Nelson
Mary Nelson
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations | Neighborhood and Community Development
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Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
Thomas O'Brien
Thomas O'Brien
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development
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Erin O'Keefe
Erin O'Keefe
  • Active Faculty
  • Schools and Education | Housing
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April Osburn
April Osburn

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Rebecca Pauls
Rebecca Pauls
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Brianne Peters
Brianne Peters
Deborah Puntenney
Deborah Puntenney

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Susan Rans
Susan Rans
Howard Rosing
Howard Rosing
  • Active Faculty
  • Food | Sustainability | Social Justice | Schools and Education
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Cormac Russell
Cormac Russell
Xavier Russell
Xavier Russell
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development
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Paul Schmitz
Paul Schmitz
  • Active Faculty
  • Collective Impact | Diversity and Inclusion | Neighborhood and Community Development | Social Justice | Youth | Involving Institutions
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Geralyn Sheehan
Geralyn Sheehan
  • International Development
  • Emeritus Faculty
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Lori Stanlick
Lori Stanlick
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Health | Housing | Involving Institutions
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Dacia Steiner
Dacia Steiner
  • Involving Institutions, Schools and Education, Neighborhood and Community Development Active Faculty
  • Emeritus Faculty
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George Terrell
George Terrell
Ray Thompson
Ray Thompson
  • Active Faculty
  • Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Youth
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Vincent Thurman
Vincent Thurman
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Richard Townsell
Richard Townsell
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Local Economic Development | Faith Based Organizations | Youth
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Rev. John Unger
Rev. John Unger
  • Active Faculty
  • Faith Based Organizations
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Byron P. White
Byron P. White
  • Active Faculty
  • Involving Institutions
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Dianne Williams
Dianne Williams
Deb Wisniewski
Deb Wisniewski
  • Active Faculty
  • Diversity and Inclusion | Neighborhood and Community Development | Involving Institutions
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Jessica Wyatt
Jessica Wyatt
  • Active Faculty
  • Art | Involving Institutions
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John Zeigler
John Zeigler
  • Active Faculty
  • Involving Institutions | Neighborhood and Community Development | Schools and Education | Social Justice
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