Four things I value: the pursuit of social justice; books and words and stories; making interesting marks on paper; the sustenance of friendship and family.
Four things I don’t: raincoats, long division, certainty, “motivational” books.
Courses I teach:
Social Welfare Policies and Services
Foundations of Practice III (Organizations and Communities)
Management and Community Practice Methods I
Management and Community Practice Methods II
Evaluation Research I
Evaluation Research II
Primarily consultation and facilitation related to organizational planning and governance for nonprofit and public agencies.
Member, board of directors, Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation
Member, advisory board, HeARTworks Arts and Spirituality Misson.
Work history before joining the academy:
Director, Division of Children and Family Services, State of Arkansas.
Managing editor, August House Publishers (indulging a midlife crazy…).
Executive director, Nonprofit Resources, Inc., a membership association of Arkansas nonprofits focusing on organization and management development.
Partner, Faust & Freer.
Trainer, Arkansas Youth Services Training Institute.
Program director, Runaway House, Inc., Memphis.
B.S. in journalism and philosophy, with distinction. University of Kansas
M.S.W., community organizing and planning, Tulane University