A small team of provosts from across the Bonner network are involved in shaping this gathering.  This meeting will involve key scholars and practitioners who can help promote deep dialogue around best practices, including:

Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Ph.D., Senior Scholar at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.  Until November 2012, Dr. Musil was the Senior Vice President.  Under her leadership, AAC&U mobilized powerful and overlapping educational reform movements involving civic, diversity, global learning, gender, and social responsibility.  Dr. Musil is currently directing a multi-project national initiative, called Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. She was lead author of A Crucible Moment (2012), the U.S. Department of Education’s call to action for deepening the ethos and practice of civic learning and democratic engagement in higher education. She has written and edited numerous articles, including “Remapping Education for Social Responsibility: Civic, Global, and U.S. Diversity” (2011) and “Educating for Personal and Social Responsibility: The Civic Learning Spiral.” Caryn has been a partner to the Bonn Foundation and the development of civic engagement minors and academic programs and the Bonner High-Impact Initiative.  Dr. Musil received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. Before moving into national level administrative work in higher education, she was a faculty member for eighteen years. (Read more here:  https://www.aacu.org/contributor/caryn-mctighe-musil

Dr. Matthew Hartley, Ph.D., professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.  Matthew Hartley is a professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.  His research focuses on academic governance, especially how academic communities define their educational purposes.

Dr. Hartley serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at Penn GSE, which also focuses on research around college access. He also serves on the editorial boards of Educational Researcher, The Review of Higher Education, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.  He is co-author of Leading Institutional Change to Promote a Diverse Democracy (2013), Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study (2012), “Integrating a Commitment to the Public Good into the Institutional Fabric: Further Lessons from the Field” (2012) and numerous other publications.  (Read more here:  http://scholar.gse.upenn.edu/hartley

Dr. John Saltmarsh, Ph.D., Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and faculty member at University of Massachusetts Boston.  Dr. Saltmarsh leads the project in which NERCHE serves as the partner with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for Carnegie’s elective Community Engagement Classification. He is the author, most recently, of an edited volume (with Matthew Hartley) of “To Serve a Larger Purpose:” Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (2011) and a book with Edward Zlotkowski, Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (2011), co-author of the Democratic Engagement White Paper (NERCHE, 2009), as well as numerous articles. He is a member of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement, has served as a National Scholar with Imagining America’s Tenure Team Initiative. Dr. Saltmarsh has also been a partner to the Bonner Foundation and coach for the High-Impact Initiative since 2012.  From 1998 through 2005, he directed the national Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study at Campus Compact. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from Boston University and taught for over a decade at Northeastern University and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College.  (Read more here:  http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=61)