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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. ​

photo of the ABCD Faculty

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  • Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

    • Institute Faculty, Co-Founder of Community Activators
    • 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

  • Dee Brooks

    Dee Brooks

  • 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
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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

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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

    • Art, Rural, Funders and Philanthropy. K​noxville, TN
    • Emeritus Faculty
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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 Northfield, MN
    • 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 ​Miami, FL
    • Emeritus Faculty
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  • 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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