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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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  • 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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