Anjali Sahay, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Gannon University, is an energetic researcher and community partner who works within and beyond the university to promote intercultural understanding and collaboration
James Padilioni, Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College, has a wide array of interests: ritual cultures and plantation lifeworlds, folk Catholicism, Black queer performance, pharmacopic traditions in the African diaspora, Black mystics and cosmologies, and the ontology of race—to name a few.
I am delighted to celebrate the contributions made to higher education by Dr. Jared Richman, Associate Professor of English at Colorado College, and not least of all because I am indebted to his lucid, interdisciplinary, and wholly engaging scholarship, which has taught me invaluable lessons as a young scholar.
Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Director of the Comprehensive Writing Program and Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, fiercely advocates for her pedagogical values: actively mentoring students, collaborating within the classroom and the larger community, and highlighting Black viewpoints and voices in all spaces. By taking the lead in establishing partnerships between historically Black institutions of higher learning and nearby historically Black towns, she has created new opportunities for students and professors at a variety of institutions to participate in community-engaged work.
Mount Marty College is a small, Catholic liberal arts college in Southeast South Dakota, an academic community that believes in the Benedictine values of community, lifelong learning, awareness of God, and hospitality. Professor Joe Rutten is director of their Benedictine Leadership Institute, the basis of the core curriculum at Mount Marty.
Soon after a program revamping by the Music department at Mississippi College, Dr. Will Bishop was named the first director of the newly established Worship Leadership Program.
Dr. Kevin Finn recently joined Colby-Sawyer College as Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences and Director of Clinical Partnerships, bringing over ten years of teaching, research, and administrative experience-most recently as the associate dean for the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.
Dr. Mark Munoz of Millikin University is an international business executive, an outstanding professor with multiple awards in Teaching Excellence and Leadership, and a prolific author with several prestigious awards to his credit.
This past September, Jeffrey S. Morris, PhD, assumed the role of Director of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Candice Lowe Swift (pictured above, left, with EPI Program Coordinator, Cecilia Hoang, other members of the EPI team) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, Africana Studies and International Studies at Vassar College. In addition to her research and teaching, where she covers a wide range of topics including Cultural Anthropology, the Anthropology of Food, Globalization, the Indian Ocean world, and Pedagogy, she directs the Engaged Pluralism Initiative (EPI).