About Us

People

TDI Staff

Nancy L. Thomas*

Director, TDI
Senior Associate, Everyday Democracy
E-mail Nancy

Michele Holt-Shannon*

Administrative Director, Discovery Program
University of New Hampshire
E-mail Michele

Board

Bruce L. Mallory* (Chair)

Interim Director, Carsey Institute
Professor of Education
University of New Hampshire
E-mail Bruce


Martin Carcasson

Professor of Communication
Director, Centor for Public Deliberation
Colorado State University


Matt Leighninger

Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium


Valeriano Ramos

Director of Strategic Alliances
Everyday Democracy


Patrick Scully*

President, Clearview Consulting
Everyday Democracy
Interim Director,
Campaign for Strong Democracy

Derek Barker

Program Officer
The Kettering Foundation


Ande Diaz*

Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Intercultural Center
Roger Williams University


Peter Levine*

Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning
Director of Research, The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Tufts University


Robert Stains

Vice President
Public Conversations Project

Shelby Brown*

Doctoral candidate
Community College Policy & Administration, University of Maryland


Stephan Hiroshi Gilchrist

Director, Equ.ity, Diversity, and Inclusion
UW-Extension and UW Colleges


Cecillia Orphan

Doctoral Candidate,
Higher Education Leadership Program
University of Pennsylvania


David Schoem*

Faculty Director

Michigan Community Scholars Program
University of Michigan

Ex-Officio

John Dedrick

Director of Programs
Kettering Foundation


Martha McCoy

Executive Director
Everyday Democracy

Sandy Heierbacher

Co-Founder and Director
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation


Caryn McTighe Musil

Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives
Association of American Colleges and Universities

George Mehaffy

Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)


John Saltmarsh

Director
New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)

 

(* Founding Members)