Leadership

SENCER's work is advised and carried out by a core group of senior scholars and project staff. Together they bring experience in the fields of biochemistry, public health, history, political science, economics, medicine, and international politics. To contact SENCER staff, please call (202) 483-4600.

SENCER Leadership

Meet Our Staff, SENCER PI, and Co-PIs

David Ferguson, Co-Principal Investigator
David Ferguson, Co-Principal Investigator
Monica Devanas, Co-Principal Investigator
Monica Devanas, Co-Principal Investigator
Amy Shachter, Co-Principal Investigator
Amy Shachter, Co-Principal Investigator
Catherine Hurt Middlecamp, Co-Principal Investigator
Catherine Hurt Middlecamp, Co-Principal Investigator

Regional Co-Directors

Meet the leaders of our SENCER Regional Centers for Innovation

Dr. Steven Bachofer, SCI-West Co-Director
Dr. Steven Bachofer, SCI-West Co-Director
Dr. Donald Braid, SCI-Central Plains Co-Director
Dr. Donald Braid, SCI-Central Plains Co-Director
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director
Dr. Monica Devanas, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director
Dr. Monica Devanas, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director
Dr. Edward Katz, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Edward Katz, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Joseph Kirsch, SCI-Central Plains Co-Director
Dr. Joseph Kirsch, SCI-Central Plains Co-Director
Dr. Joseph Koonce, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director
Dr. Joseph Koonce, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director
Dr. Keith Krumpe, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Keith Krumpe, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Marilyn (Lynn) Lotas, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director
Dr. Marilyn (Lynn) Lotas, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director
Dr. Cynthia Maguire, SCI-Southwest Co-Director
Dr. Cynthia Maguire, SCI-Southwest Co-Director
Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. Susan Reiser, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Susan Reiser, SCI-South Co-Director
Dr. Rob Sanford, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. Rob Sanford, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. Rober Seiser, SCI-Midwest Co-Director
Dr. Rober Seiser, SCI-Midwest Co-Director
Dr. Amy Shachter, SCI-West Co-Director
Dr. Amy Shachter, SCI-West Co-Director
Dr. Richard D. Sheardy, SCI-Southwest Co-Director
Dr. Richard D. Sheardy, SCI-Southwest Co-Director
Dr. Thomas Wood, SCI-Chesapeake Bay Co-Director
Dr. Thomas Wood, SCI-Chesapeake Bay Co-Director
Dr. Winnie Yu, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. Winnie Yu, SCI-New England Co-Director
Dr. David Zeng, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director
Dr. David Zeng, SCI-Great Lakes Co-Director

Senior Scholars and Consultants

Janice Ballou, SENCER Evaluator
Janice Ballou, SENCER Evaluator
William E. Bennett, Senior Scholar
William E. Bennett, Senior Scholar
Jonathan Bucki, Strategic Planning Consultant
Jonathan Bucki, Strategic Planning Consultant
Chuck Gahun, Project Consultant
Chuck Gahun, Project Consultant
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Senior Fellow
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Senior Fellow
Ellen Mappen, Senior Scholar
Ellen Mappen, Senior Scholar

SENCER Leadership Fellows

In response to community feedback, we have restructured the Fellows program to be an intensive, one-year mentoring experience built around a specific goal that the prospective Leadership Fellow (the mentee) determines in his/her application. Mentors, who will be designated Senior Fellows, will commit to working with a Leadership Fellow to help her/him meet the goal. 

Current and Former Leadership Fellows

Please click on a fellow's name to learn more about his or her area of expertise and interests.

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Dr. Jeff Abernathy, Alma College

Dr. Eugene Allevato, Woodbury University

Dr. Merrilee Anderson, Mount Aloysius College

Dr. Sharon Anthony, Northland College

Dr. Erin Argyilan, Indiana University Northwest

Dr. Keith Aufderheide, Oglethorpe University

Dr. Gillian Backus, Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Ralph Bain, Montgomery College

Dr. Pinar Batur, Vassar College

Dr. Stuart Belli, Vassar College

Dr. Prabha Betne, LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Mariah Birgen, Wartburg College

Dr. Paula Bobrowski, Auburn University

Dr. Gary Booth, Brigham Young University

Dr. Peter Bower, Barnard College

Dr. Arthur Bowman, Norfolk State University

Dr. Margaret Brabant, Butler University

Dr. Vincent Breslin, Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Sherryl Broverman, Duke University

Dr. Virginia Carson, Chapman University

Dr. Orianna Carter, Ohio University

Dr. Katayoun Chamany, Eugene Lang College

Dr. Rao Chekuri, Woodbury University

Dr. Steven Christenson, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Dr. Alan Christian, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Peter Conrad, Plattsburgh SUNY

Dr. Maria Curtin, Stonehill College

Dr. James Daly, Purchase College SUNY

Dr. Monica Devanas, Rutgers University

Dr. Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Helen Doss, Wilbur Wright College

Dr. S. Monroe Duboise, University of Southern Maine

Dr. Kriya Dunlap, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dr. Richard Dunning, Normandale Community College

Dr. Lawrence Duffy, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dr. Juli Eflin, Ball State University

Dr. Timothy Elgren, Hamilton College

Dr. Karen Erickson, Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Jan Factor, Purchase College SUNY

Dr. Marion Field Fass, Beloit College, retired

Dr. Ellen Faszewski, Wheelock College

Dr. Pearl Fernandes, University of South Carolina Sumter

Dr. Kevin Finn, Merrimack College

Dr. Alix Fink, Longwood University

Dr. Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Marguerite Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University

Dr. Robert Franco, Kapi'olani Community College

Dr. DonnaJean Fredeen, Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Steven Freeman, Iowa State University

Dr. Linda Fuselier, University of Louisville

Dr. Michael Gabel, George Mason University

Dr. Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar, New York City College of Technology

Dr. Ellen Goldey, Wofford College

Dr. Barbara Gonzalez, Roosevelt University

Dr. Richard Grallo, Metropolitan College of New York

Dr. David Green, University of Miami

Dr. Paul Grobstein (deceased)

Dr. Brian Hagenbuch, Hartwick College

Dr. Sarah Haines, Towson University

Dr. Gary Halada, Stony Brook University

Dr. Tim Haresign, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Dr. Yvonne Harris, James Madison University

Dr. Heide Hlawaty, Metropolitan College of New York

Dr. Robert Holm, Auburn University

Dr. Frank Hubacz, Franklin Pierce University

Dr. Ben Hutchinson, Lipscomb University (deceased)

Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Trace Jordan, New York University

Dr. Cynthia Kaus, Metropolitan State University

Dr. Amy Kelley, Mercersburg Academy

Dr. Joseph Kirsch, Butler University

Dr. Cynthia Klevickis, James Madison University

Col. Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy

Dr. Denise Eby Konan, University of Hawaii Manoa

Dr. Joseph Koonce, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Erica Kosal, North Carolina Wesleyan College

Dr. Rita Kranidis, Montgomery College

Dr. Keith Krumpe, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. David Kumar, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Matthew Laposata, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Suzanne Larson, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Dennis Lehman, Harold Washington College, retired

Ms. Flora Lichtman

Dr. Joseph Liddicoat, New York University

Dr. Jon Lyon, Merrimack College

Dr. Cynthia Maguire, Texas Woman's University

Dr. Phil Mason, Coastal Georgia

Dr. Autumn Marshall, Lipscomb University

Dr. Woody McKenzie, Lynchburg College

Dr. John Mecham, Meredith College

Dr. Julia Metzker, Georgia College & State University

Dr. George Middendorf, Howard University

Dr. Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Texas Woman's University

Dr. Karobi Moitra, Trinity Washington University

Dr. David Morimoto, Lesley University

Dr. Farahnaz Movahedzadeh, Harold Washington College

Mr. Glenn C. Odenbrett, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Wyatt Oswald, Emerson College

Dr. Melanie Pivarski, Roosevelt University

Dr. Lisa Pike, Francis Marion University

Dr. John Pratte, Arkansas State University

Dr. Pamela Proulx-Curry, University of Maine at Augusta

Dr. Frederick Rogers, Franklin Pierce University

Dr. David Rosen, O'More College of Design

Anna Rozenboym, Kingsborough Community College

Dr. David Rutschman, Northeastern Illinois University

Mr. Christopher Sabino, Harold Washington College

Dr. Rob Sanford, University of Southern Maine

Dr. Herbert Schanker, CUNY at the College of Staten Island

Dr. Sandra Seidel, University of Virginia

Dr. Robert Seiser, Roosevelt University

Dr. Richard Sheardy, Texas Woman's University

Dr. R. Drew Sieg, Young Harris College

Dr. Gail Simmons, Hofstra University

Dr. Christopher Smart, Vassar College

Dr. Garon Smith, University of Montana, retired

Dr. Davida Smyth, Mercy College

Dr. Jim Speer, Indiana State University

Dr. Joseph Staples, University of Southern Maine

Dr. Gale Starich, Brenau University

Dr. Kraig Steffen, Fairfield University

Dr. Eleanor Sterling, American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Cheryl Swift, Whittier College

Dr. James Tait, Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Julienne Thomas-Hall, Kennedy-King College

Dr. Richard Thompson, College of Saint Rose

Dr. Mary Tiles, Great Britain

Dr. Liana Tsenova, New York City College of Technology

Ms. Nellie Tsipoura, New Jersey Audubon

Dr. Iris Turkenkopf, Mount Saint Mary College

Dr. Gregory Van Doren

Dr. Rikki Wagstrom, Metropolitan State University

Dr. Greg Wahl, Montgomery College

Dr. Marcia Walsh, Merrimack College

Dr. Sally Wasileski, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. Martha Weller, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Kelly Wentz-Hunter, Roosevelt University

Dr. Bonnie Williams, University of Akron

Dr. Donyel Williams, Harold Washington College

Dr. Patricia Wilson, La Salle University

Dr. Tom Wood, George Mason University

Dr. Adrienne Wootters, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Katharine York, Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Winnie Yu, Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Thomas Zachariah, Loyola Marymount University

National Fellowship Board

Fellows are selected by NCSCE staff and a distinguished national fellowship board following review of applications. The board provides overall guidance to the fellowship program.

  • Dr. David Ferguson, Stony Brook University, chair
  • Dr. Robert Full, University of California—Berkeley
  • Dr. Jay Labov, National Research Council
  • Dr. Cathy Middlecamp, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dr. Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College
  • Mr. David Burns, ex officio
  • Ms. Danielle Kraus Tarka, Program Director

Leadership Fellow and Senior Fellow Applications

Please visit the program page to learn more about eligibility, application requirements, and Fellow matching. The application period is now closed.

SENCER Visiting Scholars

SENCER invites faculty and academic leaders who want to pursue research interests connected to SENCER’s goals and who are willing to devote a sabbatical period to supporting our national dissemination efforts to apply for an appointment as a visiting scholar.

Aim of Program

  • Establish SENCER ideals in practice
  • Develop pedagogical practices
  • Explore strategies for sustaining and implementing reform
  • Encourage affiliations with national disciplinary associations
  • Promote effective assessment strategies
  • Support new areas of application

How to Apply to Become a SENCER Visiting Scholar

Please send a cover letter, a current C.V., and a proposal for your work to ncsce.dc [at] gmail.com or by mail to:

The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
2000 P St NW
Suite 308
Washington, DC 20036

The Work of the SENCER Visiting Scholar

Scholars generally serve for a semester or year and are designated by their major professional identification, such as “SENCER visiting scientist,” or “SENCER visiting mathematician.”

Visiting scholars do not have to be in residence, but may use the national office when in Washington, DC. While SENCER offers no salary subvention, we do provide modest support for travel, presentations at relevant meetings, and other activities.

Past Visiting Scholars

 

Dennis Lehman
Harold Washington College
(Chemistry)