Felicia M. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy -University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston, MA – 2014 – Public Policy – Title: Engaging Youth: Linking Design and Implementation Choices of Out-of-School Time Programs in Boston to the Development of Political Engagement Attitudes in Youth Age 14-18, Chair – Dr. Donna Haig Friedman.
Master of Sciences – University of Massachusetts Boston, MA – 2009 – Public Policy with a graduate certificate in Science in a Changing World
Master of Arts – New School for Social Research, New York, NY – 1995 – Media Studies program with a concentration on communication technologies for community development.
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) – St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY – 1988. Major: Government (Highest Honors) / Minor: African Studies
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
- Human skills instruciton and assessment within competency-based learning sytems
- Research-practice partnerships to improve and scale practice
- Institutional and organizational design related to political participation and civic engagement
- Human development and organizational learning in work and community-based settings
- Youth development and out-of-school-time programming
- Self organization and peer learning networks
- Media, communications, and technology for community development, civic engagement and political action
- The social impact of science and technology development
Refereed Journal Articles
- Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, M. P., Chaves, E.J., Drew, R.B. & Sullivan, F.M. (2015): Reconstructing neighborhoods: two case studies in foreclosed housing acquisition and redevelopment by community development corporations in Massachusetts, Housing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2015.1020700.
- MacIndoe, H. and Sullivan, F.M. (2014) “Nonprofit Responses to Financial Uncertainty: How Does Financial Vulnerability Shape Nonprofit Collaboration?” Journal of Sustainability and Management, 4(3): 1-15.
- Johnson, M.P., Turcotte, D. and Sullivan, F.M. (2010). “What Foreclosed Homes Should a Municipality Purchase to Stabilize Vulnerable Neighborhoods?: Networks and Spatial Economics 10(3): 363 –388.
- Benenson, J., Kawashima-Ginsberg, K., Levine, P. and Sullivan, F.M. (2016). “Youth as Part of the Solution: Youth Engagement as a Core Strategy of Comprehensive Community Initiatives,” in J.F. Zaff, E. P. Jones, A.E. Donlan and S. Anderson (Eds.) Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Positive Youth Development. New York, NY: Routlege: 124-143.
- Sullivan, F.M. (2015). “Summer in the City: Cultivating Political Agents in Boston Out-of-School Time Programs,” in M. Evans and K. Knight Abowitz (Eds.) New Directions for Student Leadership. 2015(147): 59-72, DOI: 10.1002/yd.20153.
- Kawashima-Ginsberg, K., Hayat, N., Kiesa, A. and Sullivan, F.M. (2016). “2016 Election: Donald Trump and Young Voters,” CIRCLE Fact Sheet, Medford, MA: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University. – http://civicyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Trump-and-Youth-Vote.pdf
- Sullivan, F.M. and Littenberg-Tobias, J. (2015). “Evaluation Report: Bloggingheads TV.” Tisch College Report, Medford, MA: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University. – CIRCLE Fact Sheet, Medford, MA: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, – http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/wp-content/uploads/Tisch-College-Bloggingheads-Evaluation.pdf
- Godsay, S. and Sullivan, F.M. (2014). “A National Survey of Civics and U.S. Government Teachers,” CIRCLE Fact Sheet, Medford, MA: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University . – http://www.civicyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CIRCLE_FS2014_TeacherSurvey.pdf
- Sullivan, F.M., Conner, N.N., Kawashima-Ginsberg, K., Levine, P. & Lynn, E. (2013). Humanities at the Crossroads: The Indiana Case Study Report. Medford, MA: CIRCLE at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University. – http://www.indianahumanities.org/pdf/HAC-ICS-Survey-Report.pdf
- Sullivan, F.M. (2013). “New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges, and Civics: An Overview of Emerging Themes and Promising Directions” CIRCLE Working Paper #77. (Medford, MA: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Tufts University).
- Johnson, M.P., Turcotte, D. and Sullivan, F.M. (2009). “Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment using Decision Modeling” For presentation at “Emerging Strategies to Prevent and Address Spillover Effects of Foreclosures and Vacant Property”, The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, The Offices of Community Development and Policy Analysis, March 2010.
- Sullivan, F.M. (2003). “Community Technology & Public Discourse”, Report to the Center for Social Media – http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org – June.
Other Publications & Media
- Sullivan, F.M. (2020, June 12). “Three Ways to Scale Student-Centered Reforms in Your System,” Students at the Center – https://studentsatthecenterhub.org/blog/three-ways-to-scale-student-centered-reforms-in-your-system/
- Sullivan F.M. (2020, May). “Investing in Teachers as Agents of Scale,” The Dandelion Seed – http://outlier.uchicago.edu/readytochange/blog/
- Sullivan, F.M. (2020, March 13). Scaling is All the Rage, but How Do You Make it Happen,” Students at the Center – https://studentsatthecenterhub.org/blog/scaling-is-all-the-rage-but-how-do-you-make-it-happen/
- Kawashima-Ginsberg, K. & Sullivan, F.M. (2017, May 10). How Civic Deserts Alienate Youth. Commonwealth Journal. – http://wumb.libsyn.com/how-civic-deserts-alienate-youth
- Kawashima-Ginsberg, K. & Sullivan, F.M. (2017). “Study: 60 percent of rural millennials lack access to a political life.” The Conversation. March 26. – https://theconversation.com/study-60-percent-of-rural-millennials-lack-access-to-a-political-life-74513
- Sullivan, F. M. (2007). “Free as in Speech: Tools for the Next Revolution,” Community Media Review, 30(1), Spring.
- Sullivan, F. M. (2005). “Everything Old is New Again,” Community Media Review, 28(4), Winter.
- Sullivan, F. M. (2005). “Scouting Talent: Hiring for the Next Generation Community Media Center,” Community Media Review, 28(4), Winter.
- Sullivan, F. M. (2004). “Becoming a Citizen Journalist: The Hope for Community Blogging,” Community Media Review, 27(2), Summer.
Book Reviews & Conference Reports
- Sullivan F.M. (2010). “Book Review: From the Ground Up.” Newsletter for the Community Research and Development Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Spring.
- Sullivan, F. M. (1999) “Working Circuits: A report on the 1998 NAMAC Conference.“ Afterimage, 26(4) January/February.
- Sullivan, F. M. (1996) “Community Service: A report on the 1996 NAMAC Conference,” Afterimage, 23(6) & 24(1) Summer.
- Sullivan, F. M. (1995) “In the Public Interest: 1995 Alliance for Community Media International Conference & Trade Show,” Afterimage, 23(2) September/October.
Randomized Control Trials / Statistical Modelling
- Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact: New Hampshire Work Study Practice Study (funded by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Felicia M. Sullivan, PI) – Mixed method study with a quasi-experimental design to connect student centered learning practices to deeper learning outcomes through a diffusion and scaling effort related to the N.H.’s PACE (Performance Assessment of Competency-based Education) system.
- Robust and Equitable Measures for Identifying Quality Schools (funded by Barr Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of NY, Nellie Mae Educational Foundation, and Oak Foundation: Eric Toshalis, Senior Research Director and Theresa Anderson, PI) Working with state longitudinal data systems to link long term success to school and community learning experiences.
- Reducing Inequality in Between-Neighborhood Disparity through Youth Civic Empowerment and Participation
(funded by William T. Grant Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – Secondary data analysis with HLM and MSEM testing the premise that youth collective efficacy and civic participation, enabled by access to adults and strong civic infrastructure, can help reduce neighborhood-based disparity in youth outcomes.
- Does National Service Impact Employability for Youth? A Field Experiment
(funded by Corporation for National and Community Service; Peter Levine, PI) – Experimental resume study to designed to understand to what extend having national service on one’s resume results in an interview callback.
- Documents of Freedom Evaluation
(funded by Bill of Rights Institute; Peter Levine, PI) – evaluation of digital textbook in 8-12 civic and history classrooms.
- Moving the Needle: Civic Seed Pilot Phase
(funded by Engelhard Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – evaluation of interactive game platform used for the delivery of community-engagement content to undergraduates
- Bloggingheads Evaluation: Phase 1
(funded by Omidyar Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) testing effect of web video intervention to minimize polarized views
- Bloggingheads Evaluation: Phase 2
(funded by Nonzero Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – testing effect of concession in video based political discussion on liberal and conservative viewers
Formative Assessments & Program Evaluations
- Google IT Support Professional Certificate
(Funded by Google Foundation; Felicia M. Sullivan, PI) – Developmental implementation evaluation of MOOC-style IT learning program with intended workforce outcomes. Mixed method analyses in a continual development process in support of successful implementation of law.
- Online News Association Local
(funded by ONA passed through from Knight Foundation; Felicia M .Sullivan, PI) – Expansion of locally-based peer learning and support communities for digital journalists. Mixed method case studies and media scan in support of program improvement and accountability.
- Illinois Civic Course Implementation Utilization Focused, Developmental Evaluation, Years 1 and 2
(funded by McCormick Foundation; Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, PI) – Implementation of statewide civic education law with new civic course requirements and teacher training practices. Mixed method analyses in a continual development process in support of successful implementation of law.
- New Birth of Freedom Developmental Evaluation
(funded by Spencer Foundation; Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, PI) – teacher professional development training and student engagement support program mixed methods analyses in continual developmental process.
- Discussion Maker Evaluations
(funded by U.S. Department of Education via Filament Games; Peter Levine, PI) – teacher and student surveys on in-classroom test of digital classroom management platform
- Close Up Foundation Formative Evaluation
(funded by Close-Up Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – program observation with recommendations for program improvements in high-school based civics co-curricular learning activity
- Annual Census and Summer Program Evaluation
(funded by Junior Statesman of America; Peter Levine, PI) – analysis of survey results for out-of-school based high school civics programming
- Moving the Needle: Civic Seed Beta Phase
(funded by Engelhard Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – survey and focus group analysis of interactive game platform for undergraduates
- Illinois Civic Mission of Schools Coalition Assessment
(funded by McCormick Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – recommendations for improvement in teacher, student, school and community assessment tools and processes for K-12 civic education environment
Qualitative & Participatory Studies
- Linking Youth Organizing and Leadership Skills to Employability via Digital Badging/Micro-credentialling
(funded by Ford Foundation Core Support: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, PI) – a participatory design and testing pilot with Opportunity Youth United to understand the implementation and possibilities of digital badging / micro-credentialling as a lever towards economic mobility.
- Creative Space as a Response to Gentrification in Boston’s Chinatown
(funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Research Works; Felicia M. Sullivan, PI) – community-based participatory action project looking at the influence of civic arts space as a mitigating factor in the gentrification processes of an urban ethnic enclave.
- Impact Evaluation of Media Influence on the Treatment of Money in Politics
(funded by Center for Public Integrity; Peter Levine, PI) – content analysis of national media coverage of money in politics reporting
- Impact Evaluation of Swing States Project
(funded by Democracy Fund; Peter Levine, PI) – impact study of Center for Public Integrity’s Swing State Project on the attitudes and opinions of political reporters covering swing states
- Media Coverage & Replication Assessment of Oregon’s Citizen Initiative Review
(funded by Democracy Fund; Peter Levine, PI) – scan and analysis of media coverage of state ballot review process and possible replication by other state leaders
- Mapping the Humanities in Indiana
(funded Carnegie Corporation via DePauw University and Indiana Humanities Council; Peter Levine, PI) – social network, geospatial, and organizational survey analyses of humanities network in Indiana – http://www.indianahumanities.org/programs/hac/
- National Conference on Citizenship: Civic Health Index
(funded by National Council on Leadership; Peter Levine, PI) –Analysis of Current Population Survey data for use in multiple state and MSA level civic health index reports
- Youth Voting Trends
Interactive data maps of youth voter turnout, registration, and demographics by state –http://www.civicyouth.org/circle-launches-interactive-state-by-state-map-of-youth-voter-turnout-voter-registration-and-youth-demographics/?cat_id=383 and by congressional district – http://www.civicyouth.org/new-circle-map-of-youth-voting-and-demographics-by-congressional-district/?cat_id=383
- Research on K-12 Education: Scan of State Civic Education Policies
(funded by S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – interactive maps of state K-12 civic education politics – http://www.civicyouth.org/new-interactive-map-explores-civic-education-state-by-state/?cat_id=383
- Research on K-12 Education: Digital Badges and Alternative Assessments
(funded by S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Peter Levine, PI) – field overview focused on formal and informal learning environments – http://www.civicyouth.org/civics-digital-badges-and-alternative-assessment-preparing-students-to-be-engaged-citizens/
- National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement
(funded by Foundation for Civic Leadership; Peter Levine, PI) – higher education campus reports built from administrative data obtained from National Clearinghouse, Catalist, and National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS – http://www.civicyouth.org/nslve/
- Youth Political Attitude Poll
(funded by Youth Engagement Fund; Peter Levine, PI) – random surveys of representative18-29 year old U.S. residents conducted in June and October 2012 – http://www.civicyouth.org/youth-poll-shows-engagement-and-intention-to-vote-rises-since-summer-many-factors-influence-youth-voting/
- Public Policy Evaluation (University of Nebraska – PA 8320) – graduate (online)
- Nonprofits and Public Policy (University of Nebraska – PA 8896) – graduate (online)
- Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations & Management (University of Nebraska Omaha – PA 8550) – graduate (online)
- Fundraising (University of Nebraska Omaha – PA 8710) – graduate (online)
- Nonprofits and Public Policy (UMass Boston – PUBADM 651) – graduate (in-person)
- Analytical Skills II (UMass Boston – PUBADM 621) – graduate (in-person / online)
- Program Monitoring and Evaluation for International Development (UMass Boston – INTDEV 503) – graduate (online)
- Thinking, Learning and Computers (UMass Boston – CRCRTH 670) – graduate (online)
- Reflective Practice (UMass Boston – CRCRTH 688) – graduate (in-person and at-a-distance)
- Nonprofit Organizations & Management (University of Nebraska Omaha – PA 3500) – undergraduate (online)
- Strategic Planning (University of Nebraska Omaha – PA 4530) – undergraduate (online)
- Communicating for Change (Tufts University – EXP110) – undergraduate (online)
- Civic Engagement (UMass Boston – PCSCOR 325) – undergraduate (online)
- Politics by Internet (UMass Boston – POLSCI 367) – undergraduate (online)
- Media and Culture (UMass Boston – CSTCTR 335) – undergraduate (online)
- Media Literacy (UMass Boston – CORCOM 130) – undergraduate (in-person and online)
- Media and Society – undergraduate (online)
- Media and Community Building (UMass Boston – CORCOM 220) – undergraduate (online)
- All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement – practitioner seminar (CIRCLE – online)
- GIS for Policy Studies – teaching assistant to Dr. Michael Johnson (also Community-based media and technology education programs – multiple constituencies)
Organizer / Facilitator / Moderator
- The Social Impact of the Arts: Current Insights and Future Research Perspective, moderator, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, San Diego, CA, November 21-23, 2019.
- Community-Based Youth Organizations and Social Change, organizer and discussant, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, NY, August 12, 2019
- Community-Based Participatory Action Workshop, co-created with Jess Lucerno and Charlotte Ryan, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, NY, August 12, 2019
- Ramping Up Student-Centered Learning Implementation and Deeper Learning Across a State: The Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact in New Hampshire, co-created with Kathy White and Christine Landwehrle, Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative 2018 Convening, Providence, RI, October 10-11, 2018.
- Community-Based Participatory Action Workshop, co-created with Jess Lucerno and Charlotte Ryan, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, PA, August 13, 2018
- Youth, Media and Civic Engagement in Local Contexts. December 4-5, 2017. Chicago, IL. Co-designer with Abby Kiesa.
- All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement Online Seminar, January 13-February 20, 2014. See – http://www.civicyouth.org/tools-for-practice/learning-community – Co-designer with Surbhi Godsay and Abby Kiesa.
- Schools, Community and Inequality, organized panel at 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Denver, CO. August 16-18.
- Citizen Participation in City Government, National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation 2010: From Polarization to Problem-Solving, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, October 29, 2010. Co-facilitated with Rebecca Moryl.
- Politics, Policy and Citizen Participation in City Governance. Civic Studies, Civic Practices Conference, Tufts University. Medford, MA. July 23-24, 2010. Co-facilitated with Rebecca Moryl and
- Community Problems and Community Organizations, discussant and organizer of panel at 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Las Vegas, NV. August 19-22.
- Envisioning a Just Media Future, Grassroots Use of Technology Conference, October17, 2009, Boston, MA.
- Strategies for Shaping our Media Future: Envisioning Change with the Boston Action Tank, Be the Media Mini-Conference, Boston, MA, December 3, 2008. Co-facilitated with Aliza Dicther.
- Evaluation and Assessment, Necessary Knowledge Conference, Social Science Research Council, February 24, 2008. Co-designer with Catherine Borgman-Arboleda
- Youth Pre-Conference Media Workshop, Alliance for Community Media Conference, July 5-9, 2006, Boston, MA.
- Building Sustainability,Taking Liberties: NAMAC Conference, September 28-October 1, 2005.
- eMerging Technologies and Communities, Alliance for Technology Access Institute, Providence, RI, July 28-29, 2005
- Engaging Youth with Media for Civic Engagement: A Capacity-building Workshop, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Lowell, MA – October 2004
- Keynote Address, 2003 Twin Cities Community Computer Access Network Technology Conference, September 19, 2003.
- Media, Technology, and Social Change: Broadening the Base, Building the Movement, Northeast Region of the Alliance for Community Media / College of Public and Community Service at University of Massachusetts – Boston, September 2002
- Teaching Staff: Curriculum Planning for CTCs, CTCNet Conference, Austin, June 2002.
- Leadership Development Institute: Strategic Planning Workshop, CTCNet Conference, Austin, June 2002.
- Arts in Your Center: Tools for Creative Endeavors, CTCNet Conference, Atlanta, June 2000.
- Bridging the Gap between Arts & Technology, CTCNet Conference, Chicago, June 1999.
- Building Community through Technology, CTCNet Conference, Chicago, June 1999.
Presenter / Panelist / Participant
- New Hampshire Work Study Practices Diffusion. NHLI Powerful Learning Conference. Bow, NH, July 10, 2019.
- Is Your School Achieving Equity? Brainstorming Alternative Holistic Measure of School Quality, Deeper Learning Conference 2019, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2019.
- Work It!: Deeper Learning, Statewide Assessment & Research-based Guardrails in New Hampshire, New England Secondary School Consortium, Norwood, MA, March 25-26, 2019
- Making Connections: UDL Meets Student-Centered Learning Principles. UDL-IRN Summit. Orlando, FL. April 26, 2018.
- Engaging Youth in the Electoral Process. League of Women Voters of Cape Code. Falmouth, MA. October 20, 2017.
- Mapping the Indiana Humanities. Poster Session. APPAM Annual Conference, Washington, DC. November 3-5, 2016.
- Does AmeriCorps Lead to Employability for Youth: A Field Experiment. Poster Session. APPAM Annual Conference, Washington, DC. November 3-5, 2016.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council Site Visit. External Consultant on NEH Mandated 5-year Assessment of Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Philadelphia, PA. June 20-22, 2016.
- Building Community: Techniques, Tips and Online Tools. Inclusive Excellence: Teaching and Learning in an Increasingly Interconnected World. New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference. Tufts University, Medford, MA. May 24, 2016
- Mapping the Indiana Humanities. Poster Session. ARNOVA’s 44th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. November 19-21, 2015.
- The State of Youth Engagement in the United States. #YouthEngageNC Summit, Institute for Emerging Issues, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, November 6, 2015.
- The Open Organization: Insights for Empower Urban Youth through Neighborhood-based Out-of-School time Programs. 2015 Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, IL. August 21-23, 2015.
- Millennials in Civic and Political Life (with Peter Levine), Tufts University Online Seminar, April 29, 2015.
- Civic Education: Hope for the Future, League of Women Voters of Falmouth, April 15, 2015.
- Teaching Civics: Results from a National Survey of Civic Teachers, 94th NCSS Annual Conference, November 21-22, 2014. Co-presented with Surbhi Godsay.
- Evaluating the 18 to 30 Vote, panel at the 2014 Elections Conference: Elections University, Washington State Association County Auditors, Spokane, WA, June 12-14, 2014.
- Humanities at the Crossroads: Indiana Case Study, panel at the 2013 National Humanities Conference, Birmingham, AL. November 7-9, 2013.
- Connecting with Civic Learning and Engagement, webinar for Youth for Youth, U.S. Department of Education. September 16, 2013. Available at: http://y4y.ed.gov/webinars/connecting-with-civic-learning-and-engagement/
- Open Spaces for Scientific and Social Change II: Support for Translation, New England Workshop for Science and Social Change,” Woods Hole, MA May 12-15, 2012.
- Policy and Citizen Participation in City Governance in Post-Industrial Cities, roundtable at 2012 Urban Affairs Association 42nd Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. April 18-21. Co-presented with Rebecca Moryl
- Valuing Youth: Linking Design and Implementation Choice of Out-of-School Time Programs in Boston to the Development of Political Engagement Attitudes in 13-18 Year Olds. Paper presented at 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Las Vegas, NV. August 19-22.
- Creating Engagement Creatively: Exploring community arts spaces as sites for civic learning & participation, Community Arts Symposium, Lesley University, June 26, 2011.
- Collaborative production of knowledge: Health, environment, and publics, New England Workshop on Science and Social Change in collaboration with BIOSENSE at the University of Coimbre, Arouca, Portugal, May 21-24, 2011.
- Open Spaces for Changing Science and Society, New England Workshop for Science and Social Change,” Woods Hole, MA May 14-18, 2011.
- speaking multiple messages to multiple audiences in multiple ways, When the Social (not the Medium) is the Message: A Workshop on Community Building and Research Collaboration in Virtual Spaces, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, April 25, 2011
- Nonprofit Responses to Financial Vulnerability, Associations for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference, Boston, MA, November 4-6, 2010. Co-presented with Heather MacIndoe.
- Valuing Youth: Nonprofit Organizations and the Potential for Political Engagement. Paper presented at 2010 Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association. Newport, RI. April 23-24.
- Shall We Write for Free or Shall We Write for Pay?, National Writer’s Union Digital Media Conference, October 16, 2009, Boston, MA.
- The Nonprofit Technology Toolkit, Lead Haifa and Public Policy Seminar, May 19, 2009 , Boston, MA.
- Social Networking and Web 2.0 Technologies for NPOs, NonProfit Alliance of Greater Lowell, May 6, 2009 , Lowell, MA.
- 21st Century Town Meeting Boston Civic Summit, Boston, MA, May 3, 2008. Theme Team Member
- Media, Technology & Social Justice: Preparing for and Shaping the Future, Women, Action and Media Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 29, 2008.6
- The Three C’s of Non Profit Tech: Contacts, Communication, Cash, Pre-Service Orientation CTC Americorps VISTA Project, January 24, 2007, Boston, MA.
- Community Media 2.0, ACM Northeast Region Conference, November 17, 2006, Brockton, MA.
- CTC Project Directors’ Meeting, Department of Education Grantees, Washington, DC, September 16, 2005
- The Role of Community Media in Social Change, Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Conference, Cambridge, MA – November 2004
- Integrating Media Literacy into Access Training, Alliance for Community Media Conference, Tampa, FL – July 2004
- Emergence, Convergence and Empowerment, Alliance for Community Media Conference, Tampa, FL – July 2004
- Plenary: Securing Media Democracy in Vermont, Vermont Media & Democracy Conference, Burlington, VT – June 2004
- Beyond Access: How can IT Access and Education projects open the doors to education, training, jobs, etc, The Digital Age: The New Challenges for Low-Income People, CAAs, and Community-Based Organizations MASSCAP/ADI CONFERENCE, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, April 2002
- Technology Planning for Non-Profits, Non-Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell, November 2000
- Digital Access, NAMAC Conference, Minneapolis, October 2000
MEDIA WORKS (selected)
- New Voices for Health and the Environment (2007-2008) – Catalog of Ethnic Media in the Merrimack Valley – Co-Investigator
- Sunrise Radio (2006-2008) – Designer / Consultant for podcast site for daily public affairs show at UMass Lowell – http://www.uml.edu/wuml/podcast
- Thinking Out Loud (2006-2007) – Weekly alternative radio news show – Host / Producer.
- ONE Lowell (2006) – organizational website http://www.onelowell.net. Designer / Webmaster.
- Lowell Works (2005) – TV Series highlighting non-profit sector. Producer.
- The Merrimack Valley Hub (2000-2007) – Website http://www.mvhub.com. Designer / Webmaster
- Threats to Local News and Information: The Case of Lowell, Massachusetts (2004) 59:00, http://www.cbcmedia.net/3.2.04.htm
- Living Lowell: An American City (work in progress – creator). Website http://www.livinglowell.com
- 2000days (2000-2005 – creator). Website http://www.2000days.com
- Issue at Hand (2001-2002). Studio Production. Coordinating Producer.
- Faces of Tomorrow (1998-2004 – organizer). Website http://www.cyberfaces.org
- Rites of Spring: Procession to Save our Gardens (1994) 17:44, Hi8 Video
- Life Beside Bars (1993) 14:07, Hi8 Video
- Audubon Ballroom: The Issues (1990) 10:08 Beta
Jobs for the Future – Boston, MA
- Associate Research Director – Learners at the Center (Feb. 18 – pres).
Tufts University – Medford, MA
- Senior Researcher – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE – http://www.civicyouth.org), Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (http://activicitizen.tufts.edu) (Jul 12 – Feb 18).
- Affiliated Faculty – Urban and Environmental Planning Department (http://as.tufts.edu/uep) (Apr 17 – pres.)
University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston, MA
- Associate Lecturer – College of Public and Community Service, College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts, College of Advancing and Professional Studies (Jan 06 – pres. )
- Assistant Coordinator / Lecturer – College of Education and Human Development, Science in a Changing World, Creative & Critical Thinking Program – (Jan 11-Dec 12)
- Research Assistant to Dr. Heather MacIndoe, Public Policy PhD Program (Sep 09 – Aug 11)
- Research / Teaching Assistant to Dr. Michael Johnson, Public Policy PhD Program (Sep 07 – Aug 09)
- Researcher – Community Media & Technology Program (Nov 02)
- Curriculum Adviser – Core Competencies- Community Media & Technology Program (Mar 02 – Aug 02)
One Lowell – Lowell, MA
- Manager of Operations and Programs (May 09 – Oct 11)
University of Massachusetts- Lowell – Lowell, MA
- Program Manager for New Media – Broadcast & Student Media Office (Jan 06 – Dec 08)
- Coordinator, Media, Information & Technology Program (Jan 06 – May 08)
Organizers’ Collaborative – Boston, MA
- Executive Director (Jan 06 – Mar 08)
Forge Consulting – Lowell, MA
- Media & communications consultant for the mission-driven (Jan 04 – pres)
Lowell Telecommunications Corporation – Lowell, MA
- Director of Community Programming / Community Liaison (Mar 03 – Jan 06)
- Director, Lowell Community Technology Consortium (Mar 00 – Oct 03)
- Director, Computer Resource Center (Mar 97 – Mar 00)
Boston Film – Video Foundation – Boston, MA
- Education Director (Feb 95 – Feb 97)
Partnership for Computer Education – New York, NY
- Co-Director / Co-Founder (Mar 94 – Jan 95)
Social Science Research Council – http://www.ssrc.org – New York, NY
- Project Coordinator / Program Assistant (Apr 89 – Oct 94)
- Virtual Learning and Experience Committee, JFF (March 2020 – pres.)
- Technology Governane Committee, JFF (January 2020 – pres.)
- Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chair, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Community Research and Development Division (2018 & 2019)
- Opportunity Youth United, Evaluation Advisor (April 2015 – February 2018)
- Tisch College, Institute for Nonprofit Practice Advisory Committee (January 2015 – February 2018)
- Boston Mobilization, Evaluation Advisor (January 2015 – June 2017)
- ARNOVA Membership Committee, April 2015 – June 2017.
- ARNOVA Diversity Committee, April 2015 – June 2017.
- Lowell Votes, Steering Committee, December 2014-2017
- Member, Advisory Board, Ankgor Dance Troupe, April 2014 – .
- Treasurer, Board of Directors, 119 Art Gallery, Jan. 2012 – March 2014, President (Dec. 2004-April 2009);
- Board Member – Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Jan. 2008-Nov. 2013.
- Treasurer, Board of Directors, Organizers’ Collaborative, March 2008-March 2012.
- Member, Boston Action Tank, February 2008-2010.
- Vice President, Public Policy Forum, Umass Boston, Feb. 2009 – Aug 2009
- Board Member, ONE Lowell Coalition, July 2004-Dec 2007.
- Member, Lowell Cultural Council, December 2002 – Dec 2007.
- Secretary, Board of Directors, Community Technology Center’ Network, June 2001 – June 2004 – co-chair of the Member Services Committee, Member of Executive Director Search Committee
- Member, Steering Committee, CTCNet New England, September 2002-January 2006
- Member, Ayer Lofts Art Gallery, April 2001-July 2005
- Member, Steering Committee Greater Boston Broadband Network / Commonwealth Broadband Collaborative, January 2001 – June 2003
- Member, Nonprofit Alliance of Greater Lowell, February 2000-January 2006 – Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee, November 2001 – January 2003.
- Secretary, Board of Directors, Salem Access Television, Salem, MA, 1996-1998.
- For current activities visit – Forge Consulting’s website
- Intern Supervisor – Lesley University – Sep 2010 – May 2013.
- Web Designer, McCormack Graduate School, Sep 2008 – May 2009
- Evaluator, Cambridge Community Television, Youth Media Program, 2007-2008
- Technology Planner, ONE Lowell, developed technology plan for small social justice organization, 2006
- Outreach / Promotions, Community Technology Center’s Network, created an outreach toolkit promoting CTCs and broadband, 2006
- Facilitator, Somerville Community Access Television, Board Retreat, March 2004
- Project Manager / Member, LTC: The Seed of Community Communications: A Strategic Planning Process, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Lowell, MA – March 2004-December 2005
- Advisor, Technical / Programmatic Standards for CTCs, TechAtlas (http://www.techatlas.org), November 2002-December 2003
- Curriculum Advisor, Core Competencies, University of Massachusetts – Boston, College for Public and Community Service, Community Media & Technology Program, March 2002- August 2002
- Researcher, Survey of Community Media & Technology Centers, University of Massachusetts – Boston, College for Public and Community Service, Community Media & Technology Program, November 2002.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
- Honorable Mention, Poster Competition – ARNOVA’s 44th Annual Conference – 2015
- NASPAA Dissertation Award – 2014
- Craig R. Bollinger Memorial Research Grant – Spring 2012
- Excellence in Online Course Design – CIT/Educational Technology Conference – 2012
- Lee Student Support Travel Award – Society for the Study of Social Problems – 2011
- Graduate Student Assembly – Travel Award to NewSSC in Woods Hole, MA – 2011
- Graduate Student Assembly – Travel Award to ICA in Montreal, Canada – 2008
- American Evaluation Association (June 2015 – pres.)
- Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (Oct. 2010 – pres.)
- Society for the Study of Social Problems (September 2009 – pres.)
- Online Learning Collaboration: Blackboard 9.0; Adobe Connect, VoiceThread, wikis; Google collaborative tools
- Graphical Information Systems: ArcViewGIS
- Research Related: STATA, SPSS, NVivo
- Social Network Analysis: Gelphi, NodeXL
- Media: Wide range of media production skills in video (including television), audio (including radio), and web
- Video: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Movie Maker
- Audio: Adobe Audition, ProTools, Audacity
- Design: Photoshop, InDesign
- Web: Dreamweaver, WordPress, HTML
- Database MySQL, Access, Filemaker