JOEY ALOI


JOEY ALOI

Agroforestry Network Coordinator, Appalachian Program, Assistant Professor

joey.aloi@future.edu

Biography
Joey Aloi is a born-and-raised Appalachian from West Virginia with years of experience in local food. He spearheaded aggregation and distribution efforts for KISRA’s Paradise Farms in Dunbar, and in this capacity was one of the founding members of the Turnrow Appalachian Farms Collective. He has also served as the President of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition. He came to his work in Appalachian foodways as an Appalachian Transition Fellow with the Highlander Research and Education Center. This work was not only a result of his connection to his homeplace, but a result of an education in Environmental Philosophy. In this capacity, he studied Philosophy of Food at the University of North Texas, where he wrote on hermeneutics and environmental aesthetics for his doctoral dissertation. Before that, he studied Philosophy of Technology in Montana, and wrote a Master’s Thesis on wilderness and culture. His published academic works touch on environmental ethics, economic transition, environmental justice, and the role of the forest in Appalachian foodways. He’s currently serving on the board of the Buckhannon River Watershed Association.

JENNY TOTTEN


JENNY TOTTEN

Strategy and Impact Manager Appalachian Program, Assistant Professor

Jenny.Totten@future.edu

Biography
Jenny Totten grew up in West Virginia and currently resides in McDowell County, WV. She’s tried to flee her Appalachian roots more than once and finally found herself back home with her passion. Professionally trained as an aerospace and robotics engineer, she discovered after a series of beautiful adventures including Haiti, the 1890 extension system, and the WV nonprofit sector, that she prefers working with communities to engineer their own futures instead. Jenny has worked with both community development and local food systems in the region for over a decade, particularly supporting local level efforts and systems approaches to community change.

Her professional interests gravitate towards building rural economic models, supporting youth-based programs, entrepreneurship, applications of technology to rural development, and agroforestry pursuits. In addition to working for the university, she owns and operates a small cut flower operation and is the proud owner of an endless fixer upper house project in McDowell County. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys hiking, flatwater kayaking, trail running, and traveling to find new culinary and music adventures with her canine, Oliver.

Jenny received both an MS in unmanned systems and BS in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech and is a member of the inaugural class of Appalachian Leadership Institute fellows, sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission. She is a past winner of the West Virginia Beacon Award, given to young people working to build leadership in their local communities.

ERICKA HARNEY


ERICKA HARNEY, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA

Assistant Professor

ericka.harney@future.edu

Education

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) Eastern University
  • M.A. University of Kentucky
  • B.S. University of Kentucky
  • B.B.A. University of Kentucky
Biography
Dr. Ericka Harney, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA joined Future Generations to teach Nonprofit Management as part of her extensive career in the nonprofit sector. She earned her Ph.D. in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership for Eastern University while serving as a consultant and an Executive Director. Ericka has been faculty for several graduate and undergraduate programs in fundraising and communications and has been responsible for successful fundraising and grant awards of over $32 million. She has served as an international representative for Girl Scouts of the USA, co-founded a social enterprise, and has volunteered as a board member for more than 12 organizations. At Harney & Associates, Ericka serves a variety of clients around the country. She also owns Brick City Books, an online used book business, and is the CEO of the Murphy Family Literacy Foundation that will be providing 1,000 classrooms, organizations, and projects with books in 2021.
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Approved Trainer, Grant Professionals Association, February 2016, Expires 2022 GPA – www.grantprofessionals.org
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), Conferred January 2016, Expires 2021 ASAE – www.asaecenter.org, ID#8805
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Conferred July 2009, Expires 2021
  • CFRE International – www.cfre.org, ID# 45306
  • Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Conferred August 2008, Expires 2020
  • Grant Professionals Certification Institute – www.grantcredential.org, ID# AT080004
  • Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), Conferred April 2007, Expires 2022
  • Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration – www.cvacert.org, ID# 6147
Publications
  • Harney, E. (2016). Grant E-News – Issues: March. Grant Professionals Association.
  • Harney, E., & Paree, S. (2015). The grant divide: Bridging the gap between the grant and accounting worlds. Journal of the Grant Professionals Association, 13.
  • Various authors. (2012). The Book of the States 2012. The Council of State Governments.
  • Various authors. (2011). The Book of the States 2011. The Council of State Governments.
  • Harney, E. (2011). States Creating Their Own Agricultural Brands. Capitol Research Brief.
  • Harney, E. (2011). A different kind of welcome center. Capitol Ideas, March/April, 20.
  • Harney, E. (2011). Capitol Facts & Figures: State Contracting and Financing for Human Services.
  • Harney, E. (2009). Creating impact with policymakers: Cases of building cross sector partnerships to build stronger programs and grant applications. Journal of the American Association of Grant Professionals, 7, 16-24.
  • Hottinger, J., Gillettet, C., Pennings, L., Reitman, T., Shurford, E., Keating, M., Gumpert, R., Boyce, K., Harney, E., Miller, D., Cotkin, A., Fischer, K., Shiffman, J., Shook, S., & Crosby, N. (2009). Citizens Jury on Election Recounts Draft Report. Retrieved from
  • Harney, E. (2009). State of Volunteers: Rising Interest in Volunteerism Benefits States.
  • State News, 52.
  • Harney, E. (2009), From the Expert: Grant Expectations for Competitive Stimulus Funds. State e-News, Issue #17, April 2, 2009.
  • Harney, E. (2008). State Programs Find a Firmer Foundation. State News, 51(10), 34-37.
  • Harney, E. (2008). What’s on Your Profile? A potential danger no longer reserved for young professionals alone. Business Lexington, April 4.
  • Harney, E. (2007). Predatory lending and subprime loans”, young professionals as a target group for predatory lending. Business Lexington, September 21.
  • Harney, E. (2004). Gaining volunteers: Comparing statistical versus narrative messages when recruiting new volunteers. Master’s Research Project, University of Kentucky.
  • Harney, E. (2003). Finding Your Promotional Creativity: Kick the “Box” to the Curb!, Programming 101 Feature Article. Programming (National Association of Campus Activities), Fall.
  • Harney, E. (2018). Grant E-News – Issues: March, June, September. Grant Professionals Association.
Recent Presentations and Panels
  • May 2019: Federal & State Grants: Navigating the Process, Dayton Metro Public Library, Dayton, OH
  • March 2019: Pro Panel Participant, ReWrite: Bringing Creativity to Your Fundraising and Grant Writing Regional Conference, Lexington, KY
  • March 2019: Succession Planning for Chapter Leadership, International Coach Federation Global Leaders Forum, Dublin, Ireland
  • November 2018: Keynote Speaker, National Philanthropy Day, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Springfield, OH
  • November 2018: Vision Boards – A Creative Inspiration for Your Future, Grant Professionals Association Conference, Chicago, IL
  • September 2018: The Other Side of the Application: Become a Peer Reviewer. Grant Professionals Association Ohio Regional Conference, Columbus, OH
  • September 2018: Diversify the Cash Stash: Earned Income for Nonprofits, Grant Professionals Association Ohio Regional Conference, Columbus, OH
  • August 2018: The Other Side of the Application: Become a Peer Reviewer. Grant Professionals Association-Greater Miami Valley Chapter Meeting
  • April 2018 : Embrace Savviness! Soft Skills Are Out, Being Savvy Is In! Southern Regional Grant Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • April 2018: Vision Boards – A Creative Inspiration for Your Future, Southern Regional Grant Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 – 2017: Savvy Series Webinars, AFWA, Lexington, KY; Topics have included: Emotional Intelligence, Staying Relevant, Nonverbal Communications and others
  • November 2017: Understanding Financial Statements without Going Bald, Grant Professionals Association Conference, San Diego, CA
  • October 2017:Brand You: Personal Branding, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Richmond, VA
  • October 2017:Furry Funding: Fundraising and Grant Basics for Shelters and Rescues, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Richmond, VA
  • October 2017:Reward for Caring-Social Responsibility, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Richmond, VA
  • October 2017 : Grant Basics: Applying & Being Successful, VISTA training at The Plantory, Lexington, KY
  • June 2017 : Board Members and Grants, Southern Regional Grant Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • June 2017 :Understanding Financial Statements, Southern Regional Grant Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • April 2017 : Being Savvy: Moving Past People Skills to be a Better Leader, Tobias Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 2017 : Presidential Leadership in the Movies, Tobias Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • November 2016 : Everyday Leadership, Grant Professionals Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • November 2016: Vision Boards, Grant Professionals Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • November 2016 : Volunteers Aren’t Free, Ignite Session, Grant Professionals Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • October 2016 : Fundraising and Grant Basics, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • May 2016 :Communicating with Your Peers, AFWA Spring Conference, Billings, MT
  • April 2016 :Succession Planning as Planned Behavior: Sustaining Volunteer Leadership, Tobias Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN

JULIE MALDONADO


JULIE MALDONADO

Assistant Professor

julie.malonado@future.edu

Education

  • BA Washington University (Psychology)
  • MA American University (Public Anthropology)
  • PhD American University (Anthropology)
Biography
Julie is Director of Research for the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN), a link- tank for policy-relevant research toward post-carbon livelihoods and communities. She is a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, works with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals to support tribes in climate change adaptation planning, and co-facilitates Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences. As a public anthropologist, Julie has consulted for the UN Development Programme and World Bank on displacement and resettlement, post-disaster needs assessments, and climate change. She previously worked for the US Global Change Research Program and was a fellow with the UN University academies on social vulnerability and climate change. She was an author on the 3 rd US National Climate Assessment and is an author on the current 4 th US National Climate Assessment. She has served as an expert presenter to Congressional committees and staff on climate change, indigenous peoples, displacement, and relocation.
Courses
  • PRC 602 Social Research Methods
Publications

Books:

  • Maldonado, JK. 2018. Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone: Standing on Vanishing
    Land in Coastal Louisiana. London/New York Routledge Press.
  • Cernea, M and JK Maldonado. 2018. Challenging the Prevailing Displacement and Resettlement Paradigm: Risks, Impoverishment, Legacies, and Solutions. London/New York Routledge Press.
  • Maldonado, JK, R Pandya, and B Colombi, eds. 2014. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions. Cham, Switzerland, Springer Publishing International. Reprinting of Maldonado, JK, R Pandya, and B Colombi, eds. 2013. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions. Climatic Change 120(3).

Journal Articles:

  • Maldonado, JK. 2016. Considering Culture in Disaster Practice. Annals of Anthropological Practice. AJ Faas, editor, Special Issue.
  • Maldonado, JK, B Taylor, and M Hufford. 2016. The Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network: Grow Where You Are. Practicing Anthropology, Special Issue: Activism, Agency and Engagement with Extraction, J Simonelli and S Fiske, co-editors. 38(3).
  • Maldonado, JK, TMB Bennett, K Chief, P Cochran, K Cozzetto, B Gough, MH Redsteer, K Lynn, N Maynard, G Voggesser. 2016. Engagement With Indigenous Peoples and Honoring Traditional Knowledge Systems. Climatic Change 135: 111-126.
  • Maldonado, JK. 2014. A Multiple Knowledge Approach for Adaptation to Environmental Change: Lessons Learned from Coastal Louisiana’s Tribal Communities. Journal of Political Ecology 21: 61-82.
  • Maldonado, JK, C Shearer, R Bronen, K Peterson and H Lazrus. 2013. The Impact of Climate Change on Tribal Communities in the US: Displacement, Relocation, and Human Rights. Climatic Change 120(3): 601-614.
  • Maldonado, JK. 2012. A New Path Forward: Researching and Reflecting on Forced Displacement and Resettlement. Report on the International Resettlement Conference: Economics, Social Justice, and Ethics in Development-Caused Involuntary Migration, The Hague, 4-8 October 2010. Journal of Refugee Studies 25(2): 193-220.

Book Chapters:

  • Maldonado, JK and K Peterson. 2018. A Community-based Model for Resettlement: Lessons from Coastal Louisiana. In The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration. R McLeman and F Gemenne, eds. Routledge Press.
  • Hiza Redsteer, M, I Krupnik, and JK Maldonado. Forthcoming. Native American Communities and Climate Change. In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 1 – Introduction. Igor Krupnik, ed. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Maldonado, JK. 2017. Corexit to Forget It: The Transformation of Coastal Louisiana into an Energy Sacrifice Zone. In ExtrACTION: Impacts, Engagements and Alternative Futures. K Jalbert, A Willow, S Paladino, and D Casagrande, eds. London/New York: Routledge Press.
  • Maldonado, JK. 2016. The Practical and Policy Relevance of Social Network Analysis for Disaster Response, Recovery and Adaptation. In Social Network Analysis in Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation. E Jones and AJ Faas, eds. Pp. 255-268. Elsevier.
  • Maldonado, JK, H Lazrus, B Gough, SK Bennett, K Chief, C Dhillon, L Kruger, J Morisette, S Petrovic, K Whyte. 2016. The Story of Rising Voices: Facilitating Collaboration between Indigenous and Western Ways of Knowing. In Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience. MCompanion and M Chaiken, eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Peterson, KJ and JK Maldonado. 2016. When Adaptation is Not Enough: Between Now and Then of Community-led Resettlement. In Anthropology and Climate Change, 2nd edition. S Crate and M Nuttall, eds. London/New York: Routledge Press.
  • Maldonado, JK, AP Naquin, T Dardar, S Parfait-Dardar and B Bagwell. 2015. Above the Rising Tide: Coastal Louisiana’s Tribal Communities Apply Local Strategies and Knowledge to Adapt to Rapid Environmental Change. In Disasters’ Impact on Livelihood and Cultural Survival: Losses, Opportunities, and Mitigation. M Companion, ed. Pp. 239-253. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Reports:

  • Gonzalez, P, G Garfin, D Breshears, K Brooks, H Brown, E Elias, A Gunasekara, N Huntly, J Maldonado, N Mantua, H Margolis, S McAfee, and BR Middleton (forthcoming, 2018) Chapter 25 “Southwest.” In Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. US Global Change Research
    Program.
  • Maldonado, J and K Cozzetto. 2018. Gila River Indian Community Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Project: Workshop Series Summary Report.
  • Maldonado, J, N Cooley, and K Cozzetto. 2018. Navajo Nation Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop: Establishing Natural Resource Priorities. Summary
    Report.
  • Cozzetto K, J Maldonado, S Fluharty, J Hostler, C Cosby. 2018. Yurok Tribe Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Water and Aquatic Resources. 1 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 2 Yurok Tribe Department of Environmental Quality (YTEP), Klamath, CA.
  • Powell, D and J Maldonado, eds. 2017. Just Environmental and Climate Pathways: Knowledge Exchange Among Community Organizers, Scholar-Activists, Citizen- Scientists and Artists. Workshop report. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. 28 March 2017. Santa Fe, New Mexico.  http://likenknowledge.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Climate-Pathways-Workshop-Report_Santa-Fe_March-2017.pdf
  • Bennett, TM B, NG Maynard, P Cochran, R Gough, K Lynn, J Maldonado, G Voggesser, S Wotkyns, and K Cozzetto. 2014. Ch. 12: Indigenous Peoples, Lands, and Resources. In Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. JM Melillo, TC Richmond, and GW Yohe, eds. Pp. 297-317. U.S. Global Change Research Program. http://nca2014.globalchange.gov

DANIEL C. TAYLOR


daniel_taylor

DANIEL C. TAYLOR

Professor & President

Email: dtaylor@future.edu

Website: https://danielctaylor.org/

Education

  • Ed.D. Harvard University
  • Ed.M. Harvard University
  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University
Biography
Daniel Taylor has been engaged in social change and conservation for four decades with a focus on building international cooperation to achieve ambitious projects. He founded the nine Future Generations organizations worldwide (including the accredited Future Generations University). He also founded and led The Mountain Institute. In 1985, after providing the scientific explanation for the yeti, he led creating Nepals Makalu-Barun National Park, then, in close partnership with the Tibet Autonomous Region, Chinas Qomolangma (Everest) National Nature Preserve and Four Great Rivers Nature Preserve protecting one-seventh of Chinas forest reserves.
He is one of the synthesizers of the SEED-SCALE method, an understanding of social change initiated by a UNICEF task force he co-chaired from 1992-95. Since 1995 he continued to lead global field trials of SEED-SCALE and is senior author of Just and Lasting Change: How Communities Can Own Their Futures and Empowerment: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change. Among his honors, Taylor was knighted by the King of Nepal Gorkha Dakshin Bau III; was made the first Honorary Professor of Quantitative Ecology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and was decorated with the Order of the Golden Ark by HRH Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands.Website: www.danielctaylor.org
Courses
  • ACC 601 Introduction to Applied Community Change
  • ACC 602 Going to Scale
Publications
  • YETI: The Ecology of a Mystery (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures, 2nd Edition (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
  • Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures 2nd Edition co-author Carl E. Taylor (Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Currently at press for publication 2015.
  • The Mount Everest Guide to Off-road Driving (Franklin WV: For Words Press, 2014)
  • Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change, co-authored with Carl E. Taylor and Jesse O. Taylor (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • CAIRNS-A Novel of Tibet (Franklin WV: For Words Press, 2011).
  • Community-based Conservation: Is it More Effective, Efficient, and Sustainable? Michael Rechlin and Daniel Taylor (Franklin, WV: Future Generations Graduate School Occasional Paper #27, March 2008).
  • Primary photographer in illustrated volume: Robert L. Fleming, Liu Wulin, Dorje Tsering, Across the Tibetan Plateau, (New York: WW Norton, 2007).
  • Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures, co-author Carl E. Taylor, (Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).
  • Photographs in Search for the Clouded Leopard, National Geographic Magazine,September 2000.
  • International Perspectives in Environment, Development, & Health: Toward a Sustainable World, ed. Shahi, Levy, Binger, Kjellstrom & Lawrence, (New York: Springer Publishing & Rockefeller Foundation, 1996).
  • International Perspectives in Environment, Development, & Health: Toward a Sustainable World, ed. Shahi, Levy, Binger Kjellstrom & Lawrence, (New York: Springer Publishing & Rockefeller Foundation, 1996).
  • Something Hidden Behind the Ranges-An Himalayan Quest, (San Francisco: Mercury House, 1995)
  • Partnership for Social Development-A Casebook, (co-authors Carl E. Taylor, & Aditi Desai, Independent Task Force on Community Action for Social Development, (Franklin, WV: Future Generations & Johns Hopkins University, Dept of International Health, February 1995).
  • Community Based Sustainable Human Development-Going to Scale with Self-reliant Social Development, co-author Carl E. Taylor, (New York: UNICEF, February 1995).
  • Mountains, Nations, Parks, and Conservation: A Case Study of the Mt. Everest Area, in Mountains at Risk, Current Issues in Environmental Studies, (New Delhi: Manohar, 1995).
  • The Rare Mountain Dog of Tibet, in Dog World; Maclean Hunter; Nov 1993.
  • Health Survey of Tibetan Villages North of Mount Everest, co-authors Carl E. Taylor, Nancy Chin, Alex. Leaf; Gladys. McGarey, Anne Garrett, in Research & Exploration; (Washington DC: National Geographic Society, Vol. VIII, No 3, Summer 1992.)
  • AGENDA 21, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Mountain Issues project drafting committee, A/CONF/.151/PC/100/Add.18 Rio de Janeiro, June 1992.
  • The State of the Worlds Mountains, (London: Zed Books & Mountain Agenda, 1992).
  • Mountains, Nations, Parks, and Conservation, co-authors Alton C. Byers, J. Gabriel Campbell, in (Dordrecht, Germany: GeoJournal, Vol 27, No 1, May 1992.
  • KyiApso News, Editor, Tibetan KyiApso Club newsletter, Franklin, WV, 1991-97.
  • Your Choice: Paths to Improving Your Small Schools, co-authors Jennifer Taylor-Ide, John
    Villaume, and John Eckman, (Franklin WV: Woodlands Mountain Institute, 1991).
  • Summit Magazine, columnist writing on issues of mountain cultures, 1991 & 1992.
  • High Himalaya-A Computer Generated Landscape Portrait, publication team member, Special Centennial Map Supplement, National Geographic Magazine, (Washington, DC: Nov, 1988, Vol. 174, No. 5).
  • The Garhwal Yeti: Alternative Explanations
  • The West Virginia Scholar, Editor, a quarterly journal West Virginia Scholars Academy, Woodlands Mountain Institute, Vols. I, II, III, & IV, 1983-1987.
  • National Parks and Protected Areas for the Hindu Kush Himalaya, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development/ International Union for Conservation of Nature, co-author Tirtha B. Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1986.
  • Journal of Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Vol. 6, No.3, September 1985.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Volume 6, No.1, March 1985.
  • The Barun Valley Report, The King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation & Woodlands Mountain Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1984.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Volume 5, No.2, December 1983.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 1983.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Vol. 3, No. 2, September 1981.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1980.
  • Indian Journal of Medical Education; New Delhi, India, Volume XVIII, No. 2, July/Dec. 1979.
  • Journal of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu; Volume 1, No. 2; August 1979.
  • Population Education for Nepal, with Hem Hamal (Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Press: 1973).
  • Nepal Country Profile, with Rita Thapa, (New York: The Population Council,Spring 1972).
  • Vasuda, Kathmandu, Nepal, Winter 1970.
  • The Time is Now: An Annotated Bibliography on Population Education, with David Burleson, (New York: Ford Foundation, 1968).
  • The Himalayan Journal, (Calcutta: Oxford University Press, 1968).

DAN ROBISON


DAN ROBISON

Professor & Director of Practice

drobison@future.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Reading
  • B.S. Kansas State University
  • B.A. Kansas State University
Biography
Dan was born and grew up in Bolivia. He was an exchange student in Thailand and before finishing undergraduate studies, he hitchhiked across Africa from North to South with his sister. After graduating from Kansas State University in Natural Resources Management in 1984, he was appointed as a Marshall Scholar to the United Kingdom. In 1987 he obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Reading, with fieldwork in tropical Bolivia. His dissertation was a soil-based assessment of the sustainability of an alternative to slash and burn agriculture.
His life interest is the sustainable use of the Amazon. Between 1988 and 1993, he did postdoctoral work in the Agroecological Studies Unit at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Cali, Colombia. In 1993 he returned to Bolivia and has worked as an independent consultant in Protected Areas Management and Agroecology. He lives and farms in Rurrenabaque,the Bolivian gateway to the Amazon and to Madidi National Park. He has been on the faculty since 2005, having taught courses in each of the cohorts to date.
To check out Dan’s monthly research seminars, visit: E-Portfolio
Courses
  • SLC 605 Food and Water Security
  • PRC 604 Research Design and Methods
  • PRC 609 Monitoring and Evaluation
  • PRC 681 Practicum Design and Planning
  • PRC 682 Practicum Applied Research I
  • PRC 683 Practicum Applied Research II
  • PRC 684 Synthesis and Integration
  • ECC 504 Technologies for Conservation Practitioners
  • ECC 507 Fundamentals of Ecosystem-based Conservation
  • ECC 508 Sustainable Livelihoods and Incentives to Conservation
  • ECC 602 Community Change and Sustainable Livelihoods

ANDREA ANSCHEL


ANDREA ANSCHEL

Assistant Professor

andrea.anschel@future.edu

Education

  • ​MS.W. University of Maryland
  • B.S. Chico State University
Biography
Andrea Brown is a Senior Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs. She has over ten years of experience working in international health with an emphasis in community and social behavior change. She has vast experience in training and capacity building. She currently works on strategic behavior change communication strategies to distribute long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) as well as support the development of strategies to ensure continuous distributions and appropriate use of mosquito nets to communities.
Andrea’s professional history includes working as a Health Educator for rural mothers and children and a Project Coordinator for famine stricken communities in Madagascar. She also has extensive working with domestic organizations, including non-profits that provide skills and opportunities for marginalized populations.
Courses
  • ACC 605 Communications for Community Change

DAN WESSNER


DAN WESSNER

Professor & Director, Bending Bamboo Project

dan.wessner@future.edu

Education

  • ​Ph.D. University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies
  • ​J.D. University of Virginia School of Law
  • ​M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Stanford University
Biography
He is developing, modeling, testing, and marketing integrative education platforms for at-risk and affluent communities to collaborate on the SDGs per local contexts and within planetary boundaries. His lead on the Future Generations University accreditation process addresses the specific and universal learning of globally dispersed student and alumni bodies. He works among universities and nonprofits to find lasting solutions to vexing development challenges, and thus helped launch the Posner Center for International Development- a collaborative space of sixty international nonprofits headquartered in Denver, Colorado. He has served on several boards of organizations committed to education and best development practices.
Courses
  • PSK 607 Theory & Practice Of Language Acquisition 
  • PSK 608 Lifelong Development Education
Publications
  • “Learning beyond the Light Bulb among Least Developed Countries based on a Sustainable PV Solar
  • Utility Model.” New Brunswick, NJ: Global Health Technology Conference Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2014).
  • “Development and Peacebuilding.” International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford University Press (2009).
  • “Vietnam: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.” International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford University Press (2009).
  • “Addressing Fundamentalism by Legal and Spiritual Means.” Human Rights & Human Welfare 57-76 (2003) (http://www.du.edu/gsis/hrhw/volumes/2003/wessner-2003.pdf).
  • “Pacifist Pedagogy and the Bush Doctrine.” In Teaching Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts, eds. J. Denny Weaver and Gerald Biesecker-Mast. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, pp. 147-63.
  • Review Essay. Perry Bush, “Two Kingdoms, Two Loyalties: Mennonite Pacifism in Modern America, and Glen Stassen, ed. Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War.” The Conrad Grebel Review 18:2 (Spring 2000), pp. 95-98.
  • “From Judge to Participant: The United States as Champion of Human Rights.” In Debating Human Rights, ed. Peter Van Ness. London: Routledge, 1999, pp. 255-77. Published earlier in Critical Asian Studies 28:2 (1996), pp. 29-45.
  • Monkey King & Sage: Hanoi’s Politics of Syncretism. Doctoral dissertation in International Studies (archived online, June 2001). Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.
  • “Floating to the Unknown.” Global Justice 1:2 (Summer 1995), pp. 39-47.
  • “Denver Community Development through Edgar’s Eyes.” Global Justice 4:2 (Winter 1994), pp. 36-39.
  • “Vietnam Comes Full Circle.” Areopagus (Hong Kong) 7:1 (1994).
  • “Outer Continental Shelf Revenue Sharing for Coastal States.” Virginia Journal of Natural Resources Law 3:131 (1983), pp. 131-61.

LUKE TAYLOR-IDE


LUKE TAYLOR-IDE

VP Community Engagement, Appalachian Program Director & Assistant Professor

luke@future.edu

Education

  • Ed.M. Harvard University
  • B.A. College of the Atlantic
Biography
Luke Taylor-Ide serves as Vice President of the Community Engagement Division—advancing the University’s worldwide network of participatory action research partnerships. He has over a decade of experience working in partnership with communities, through multi-year assignments with Future Generations in Afghanistan, India, and rural America. As a member of the University faculty, his current academic interests center on teaching practical applications of SEED-SCALE in community-health, disaster risk mitigation, and sustainable livelihood development. Taylor-Ide also serves as Director of Appalachian Programs where his research focus centers on the intersection between Agroforestry and sustainable community development. He is co-founder and officer of the Pendleton County Community Foundation and the Pendleton County Farmers Market.
Courses
  • ACC 601 Introduction to Social Change
  • ACC 602 Going to SCALE
Publications
  • “A Handbook on SEED: Initiating Growth—Appendix A,” in Just and Lasting Change: When Communities own their Future 2nd edition, editors Daniel C. Taylor and Carl E. Taylor, (Baltimore Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
  • “A Handbook on SCALE: Growth in Improvement & Participation—Appendix B,” in Just and Lasting Change: When Communities own their Future 2nd edition, editors Daniel C. Taylor and Carl E. Taylor, (Baltimore Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
  • “Multiple perspectives for poverty reduction in Indonesia”, Co-Authored: Sofo, Francesco; Wicks, Alison; Sofo, Michelle; Miranti, Riyana; Taylor-Ide, Luke. Strategic Planning for Successful Startup Ventures in Developing Economies. Eds. Pattnaik, P.N., Pandey, S.C., & Shukla, M.K. http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1620. Forthcoming publication in 2016.
  • “Impact on under-5 child mortality: a case demonstration from the central highlands of Afghanistan.” World Health Organization: Community-based Initiatives newsletter, 6, 5 (2010).
  • Interactive Instructional Website—“www.seed-scale.org.” (2010)

KELLI FLEMING


KELLI FLEMING

Assistant Dean for Academic Innovation & Chief Academic Officer

kelli.fleming@future.edu

Education

  • M.A. Lesley University
  • B.A. Macalaster College
Biography
Kelli Fleming joined Future Generations having moved back to Western Virginia after living and working in Wellington, New Zealand since 2010.Kelli was born near London, England and spent her early years on the Indian Subcontinent of Bangladesh, Nepal & India. She received a Masters in Intercultural Relations and International Higher Education from Lesley University. Prior to joining Future Generations, Kelli was working at the University of Otago in New Zealand developing online teaching capacity.
Kelli lives in Blacksburg, VA with Dave and their two boys, Asher and Eli.