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Michigan EPFP Monthly Seminar Speakers

The following table represents the names of individuals who have served as seminar speakers, panelists, and program resources in the Michigan EPFP since its inception in 1975.  Next to each name, you will find the presenter's title, organizational affiliation at the time of their contribution, the title of their topic, and the year(s) of their presentation.  The Michigan EPFP draws on its extensive network of Alumni for their program expertise; thus, many of the presenters listed are also Michigan EPFP Alumni.  In those cases, their fellowship year is listed.

The Michigan EPFP is indebted to each of these individuals for supporting the growth and development of the Michigan EPFP program and its participants.  These individuals have generously contributed their time and expertise in helping to improve the policy process and leadership development in the state of Michigan.

First Name Last Name EPFP Alum Title Organization Seminar Topic Year
Mr. Lou Adams   District Manager, MI Rehabilitation Services MI Department of Labor & Economic Growth Leadership Style Influences & Organizations 2006
Dr. Michael

 

Addonizio 1983-84 Education Advisor Governor's Office The Governor's Education Agenda 1990-92
Professor Wayne State University School Finance Reform Policy 1993-94
Ms. Judy Airhart   Director of Education Cuyahoga Plan of Ohio Linkages Beyond the Education Community 1981-82
Mr. Walter Allen   Center for Afro-American Studies University of Michigan Admissions & Affirmative Action 1981-82
Dr. William Allen   Dean James Madison College,  Michigan State University Role of Government in Policy Making 1995-96
Mr. Clifford
Allo   Director of Special Projects MI Office of Substance Abuse Services
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 

1989-90
Mr. Chuck Anderson   Executive Director Michigan Education Association Role of Department of Education 2001-02
Mr. Michael Annison   EPFP Coordinator Colorado National Trends & Implications for Education 1981-82
Mr. John C. Austin 1991-92 Senior Project Manager Public Policy Associates Implications of the Lt. Governor's Commission 2005
Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1998-99, 2001-02
 
Dr. C. Patrick Babcock   Director Michigan Department of Social Services Developing Human Services State Policy 1987-88
Mr. Gary Bachula   Executive Director Governor's Cabinet Council on Human Investment Developing Human Services State Policy 1988-89
Mr. Bill Ballenger   Editor Inside Michigan Politics Forecasting the 2002 General Election 2001-02
Michigan's Changing Political Landscape 1999-00
Dr. E. Sharon Banks   Superintendent of Schools Lansing School District Education Choices 2003-04
Lessons in Leadership 2000-02
Dr. William Banach   President Banach, Banach & Cassidy Demographics & Change 1992-93
Critical Issues Facing Education 1993-94
Dr. Michael Bassis   President Olivet College Developing a Leadership Model 1997-98
Dr. Ernie Bauer   Consultant for Research, Evaluation & Assessment Oakland Schools Implications of No Child Left Behind 2002-03
Mr. Larry Beckon     Michigan Department of Transportation Organizational Culture and How It Impacts Leadership and Change 2002-03
Dr. Frithjof Bergmann   Professor of Philosophy & Anthropology University of Michigan The Future of Work 1986-94
Mrs. Dorothy Beardmore   President Michigan State Board of Education Politics & Policy 1999-00
Ms. Barbara Truitt Beckmeyer   eProducer & New Media Specialist Virtual University Design and Technology Group, Michigan State University Designing Online Courses 2002-03
Mr. Robert Bee   Director of Child Welfare Licensing Michigan Department of Social Services Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems 2002-03
Dr. Donald Bemis   Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1989-91
Mr. Fritz Benson   Partner Michigan Legislative Consultants Lobbying & Policy Making 1985-86
Mr. Paul Bielawski 1983-84 Special Assistant for Underperforming Schools Michigan Department of Education Implications of No Child Left Behind 2002-03
Dr. Ed Birch   Director, Special Education Services Michigan Department of Education Special Education Policy Issues 1981-82
Mr. Gene Borget   Warden Cotton Correctional Facility; Michigan Department of Corrections Corrections, Prisons, & Policy Making 1992-93
Dr. Michael Boulus 1976-77 Executive Director Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan Michigan’s Public University System 2003-04
Executive Director Middle Cities Education Association School Finance Reform Policy 1993-94
Associate Director Michigan Association of School Administrators Lobbying & Policy Making 1983-85
Ms. Nanette Bowler 1992-93 Director Michigan Family Independence Agency Michigan's Children's Action Network 2002-03
Director & Legal Counsel Lieutenant Governor's Children's Commission An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1996-97
Executive Director Children's Law Center:  Grand Rapids, MI Role of Family, Schools & Community Organizations 1991-92
Ms. Carol Bragg 1998-99 Project Director, 21st Century Learning Centers Grand Rapids Public Schools Shaping & Building Communities 1998-99
Dr. Jacqueline Brayman   Associate Director Ball Foundation Teacher Quality 2002-03
Dr. Harvey Brazer   Professor, School of Economics University of Michigan Keynote Address 1981-82
Mr. Matthew J. Brouillette 1999-00 Director of Education Policy Mackinac Center for Public Policy Education Reform & Charter Schools 1999-00
Ms. Linda

 

Bruin 1982-83 Legal Counsel Michigan Association of School Boards Coalition Politics 1981-82
Mr. John Burchette   Director Michigan Office in Washington DC Role of the Michigan Office in Washington, D.C. 2002-04
Dr. William Burghardt 1988-89 Deputy Director Michigan Department of Corrections Corrections, Prisons, & Policy Making 1992-93

Dr. Ella M.

Burton   Professor Eastern Michigan University Principal Leadership in Urban Schools 2003-04
Ms. M. Christine Butler   Assistant Superintendent Elementary Education Monroe Public Schools From the White House to Your House 2004-05
 
Dr. Yvonne Caamal-Canul 1990-91 Director of Programs for Linguistic & Cultural Diversity; Principal Center for Language, Culture, & the Communication Arts; Lansing Public Schools Role of Department of Education 2001-02
Lessons In Leadership 1997-98
Director Office of School Improvement MI Department of Education The Ethnicity Dilemma 1990-92
High School Reform in Michigan 2005-06
Dr. Eugene Cain   Chief School Administrator Shabazz Public School Academy Education Choices 2003-04
Director Office of School & Community Affairs; Michigan Department of Education Urban Affairs & Policy Making 1985-86
Dr. James Calvin   Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 1993-95
Dr. Carl Candoli   Superintendent Lansing School District Lessons in Leadership 1975-78
Dr. Barbara Carlisle 1979-80 Producing Director Boarshead: Michigan Public Theater Future Shock or Managed Change? 1984-85
Consultant, Instructional Specialists Program Michigan Department of Education Comprehensive Arts Development 1981-82
Dr. Sue Carter   Professor of Journalism Michigan State University Media & Policy Making 1997-98
Mr. John Castillio 1978-79 Director, Enforcement Bureau Michigan Office for Civil Rights Affirmative Action & Race Equity 1995-96
Dr. Robert Chamberlain   Superintendent Lansing School District Lessons in Leadership 1981-83

Dr. Susanne

Chandler   Director School of Education, Ferris State University School Reform & Teacher Training Programs 2003-04
Dr. Marcella Choy   Senior Researcher Institute for Social Research; University of Michigan Race & Academic Achievement 1991-92
Ms. Jenny Chung   Owner Okemos Kunmon Learning Center From the White House to Your House 2004-05
Mr. Rene Cisneros   Research Associate Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University Strategies for Academic Success 1991-92
Mr. Harlow Claggett   Director of Personnel Lansing School District Collective Bargaining Simulation 1981-82
Dr. William Coats   President & CEO Michigan Partnership for New Education New Dimensions in Education Reform 1994-95
Dr. David Cohen   Professor College of Education; Michigan State University Reforming America's High Schools 1984-85
Dr. Richard Cole   Press Secretary to Governor Blanchard Governor's Office Media & Policy Making 1984-86
Mr. Herman Coleman   Executive Director Michigan Education Association The MEA & Education Policy Making 1976-77
Dr. Nancy Colflesh   President Colflesh & Associates Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems 2002-03
Ms. Michelle Corey   Vice President for Programs Michigan's Children Advocacy in Policy Making 2012; 2014
Ms. Candace Cowling 2001-02 Executive Director Kent County Child & Family Resource Council Child Care & Policy Making 2001-02
Mr. Bobby Crim   President Governmental Consultants Services; Former Speaker, Michigan House of Representatives Lobbying & Policy Making 1984-85
Ms. Margaret Crowley   Director Michigan State 4-C Association Child Care & Policy Making 1989-90
Ms. Laurie Cummings 1994-95 Senior Consultant for Economic & Education Policy Public Sector Consultants Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1997-98
Dr. Paula D. Cunningham   President Lansing Community College Lessons in Leadership 2001-02
 
Dr. Joe Darden   Dean Urban Affairs Programs; Michigan State University The State of Black Michigan 1992-93
Ms. Judy Daubenmier   Reporter Associated Press, Lansing Bureau Media & Policy Making 1995-96
Mr. Jack Davis   Attorney at Law & President Lansing School District Board of Education Lessons in Leadership 2001-02
Ms. Nancy Davis 1987-88 Executive Director Michigan Virtual High School Technology in the 21st Century 2000-01
Colonel Ritchie Davis   Director Michigan State Police Leadership & Policy in Law Enforcement 1987-90
Ms. Nancy Daugirda 1996-97 Budget Director Michigan State Police Leadership & Policy in Law Enforcement 1997-98
Mr. Anthony Derezinski J.D.   Director of Government Relations Michigan Association of School Boards School District Structure 2006
Mr. Paul Diamond   Former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Economic Policy National Economic Policy Council Economic Growth & Expansion Policy 1996-97
Dr. Patrick Dickson   Professor of Educational Psychology; Director, Technology Exploration Center Michigan State University A Virtual Learning Experience 2003-04
Technology Trends Impacts on Society, Education & Policy 2002-03
Learning Across the Lifespan 1998-99
Mr. Fred D'Ignazio 1991-92 President Multi-Media Classrooms Restructuring Knowledge 1989-91
Dr. Robert Docking   Superintendent East Lansing Public Schools Superintendent's Panel 1981-82
Mr. Lad Dombrowski   Administrative Secretary Michigan State Board of Education State Board of Education & Policy Making 1981-85
Mr. Christopher Donesa   Staff Director U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence   2005
Dr. David Donovan   Assistant Superintendent Michigan Department of Education Research, Assessment,  Evaluation & Policy Making 1984-86

Mr. Douglas C.

Drake   Associate Director State Policy Center, Wayne State University Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2003-04
Director of Health, Human Services & Philanthropy Public Sector Consultants Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2005-06
 
Dr. Peter Ellis   Program Director W. K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Development 1982-84
Dr. Michael Emlaw   Associate Executive Director Michigan Association of School Administrators Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Mr. Noel Epstein   Editor The Washington Post Politics & Education 1984-85
 

Ms. Barbara

Fardell   Director of Curriculum, Teacher Training & Development Michigan Virtual High School A Virtual Learning Experience 2003-04
Ms. Mary Farrand   Family Services Coordinator Capital Area Community Services Strategies for Academic Success 1991-92
Dr. Patricia Farrell 1987-88 Consultant Office of University Outreach; Michigan State University Shaping & Building Communities 1998-99
Dr. Gerald Faverman   President Public Sector Consultants Current Public Policy Issues 1987-96
Mr. Jack Faxon   State Senator Michigan Senate Senate Education Policy 1981-84
Dr. Zolton Ferency   Professor of Criminal Justice Michigan State University The Judiciary & Policy Making 1985-86

Ms. Mandy

Ferris   Education Legislative Associate US House Education & Workforce Committee Briefing on No Child Left Behind Act 2003-04

Mr. Mark

Fisk   Partner Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications The Role of Effective Communications in the Policy Process 2012; 2014-15
Mr. Jamey Fitzpatrick 1990-91 Vice President for Development & Educational Policy Michigan Virtual University The Michigan Virtual High School as a Case Study 2002-03
Learning in the 21st Century 1999-01
Hon. William Ford   U.S. Congressman House of Representatives Keynote Address 1981-82
Dr. Lisa Frankes   Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education Eastern Michigan University Best Practices 2001-02
Dr. Gloria Frazier   Coordinator State Executive Policy Fellowship Program, Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Skill Building 1984-85
Dr. Richard Foster   Consultant & Former Superintendent of Schools Berkeley School District, California Sociology of Organizations 1982-83
 
Dr. Phillip Gannon   President Lansing Community College Global Issues Impacting Education 1984-88
Judge James Giddings   Judge District Court, Lansing, Michigan Courts & Policy Making 1984-85
Mr. Keith Geiger   Executive Director Michigan Education Association Coalition Politics 1981-82
Ms. Sharon Gire   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Politics & Policy 1999-00
Mr. Lou Glazer   President Michigan Future, Inc. Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2011-14
Mr. Howard Gobstein   Assistant VP for Government Affairs Michigan State University Panel Moderator 1998-99
Ms. Pan Godchaux   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Politics & Policy 1999-01
Mr. Jesse Goodwin   Vice President NAACP - Detroit Desegregation Issues 1981-82
Dr. Robert Green   Dean College of Urban Development, Michigan State University Desegregation & Urban Development 1975-77
Ms. Robin Lynn Grinnell   Director, Michigan Nonprofit Leadership Institute Michigan Nonprofit Association Preparing Leadership for the 21st Century 2004-05
Dr. Phyllis T. H. Grummon   Director of University Planning Michigan State University Developing a Leadership Model 1997-98
 
Ms. Betty Hale   President Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 2000-01
Vice-President Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 1985-99
Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 1980-84
Dr. Samuel Halperin   Director; Former Director, Institute for Educational Leadership W.T. Grant Foundation Commission on Work, Family, & Citizenship Recommendations for Human Services Policy Making 1989-90, 1995
Dr. Bill Hamilton   Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum Walled Lake Consolidated Schools The Imperative of Technology in 21st Century Literacy 2004-05
Mr. Steve Hamp   President The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Change & Systemic Leadership 1996-97
Dr. Kenneth Harris 1979-80 Staff Director U. S. District Court Monitoring Commission Desegregation Issues 1981-82
Mr. Lance Harris   Vice President/General Manager Industrial Products Group, GKN Sinter Metals Lessons in Leadership 2001-02
Dr. Henry J. Hastings   Acting Director Michigan Institute for Safe Schools & Communities,
Michigan State University
Ethics, Values & Morality 2002-03
Dr. Philip Hawkins 1971-72 Director of Planning Michigan Department of Education Future Shock or Managed Change? 1984-85
Mr. Gary Hawks   Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1988-89
Mr. David Haynes   Lobbyist Public Affairs Consultants Role of Lobbying 1987-88
Dr. Larry Hembroff   Senior Survey Methodologist Institute for Public Policy & Social Research, Michigan State University Power of Polling 1997-99
Mr. John Heiss   Manager Greater Detroit Network for Social Innovators The Technology of Relationship Building 2010
Ms. Patricia Hepp   Director of Refugee Services Catholic Social Services Strategies for Academic Success 1991-92
Mr. William Hieshetter   Lobbyist Grand Rapids Public Schools Lobbying & Policy Making 1986-87
Dr. Asa Hilliard   Fuller E. Callaway Professor Georgia State University School Reform & the African American Student 1993-94
Dr. Harold Hodgkinson   Director Center for Demographic Policy, Institute for Educaitonal Leadership Demographics & Change 1989-95
Mr. David Hollister   Former President & CEO Prima Civitas Foundation Creating a Policy Framework 2012-14
President & CEO Prima Civitas Foundation Creating a Policy Framework 2007-2011
Director Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Creating a Policy Framework 2003-06
Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services The New Policy Landscape & Implications for the Future 2002-03
Mayor City of Lansing Power & Organizations 1999-02
Creating a Policy Framework 1994-03
State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Power & Organizations 1986-87
Impacting Public Policy 1982-94
Mr. Paul Hubbard   Vice President New Detroit, Inc. Urban Affairs & Policy Making 1986-87
Mr. Ned Hubbell   Director of Project Outreach Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1985-86
Dr. Jeremy Hughes 1984-85 Superintendent Haslett Public Schools Superintendent's Panel 1981-82
Father Robert Humitz   Education Director Archdiocese of Detroit Urban Affairs & Policy Making 1984-85
Mr. James N. Humphries, JD   Interim Executive Director Federal, State & Local Grant Development Detroit Public Schools From the White House to Your House 2004-05
Ms. Joan Hunault   Education Advisor to Governor Blanchard Governor's Office The Governor's Education Agenda 1989-91
 
Dr. Fred Ignatovich   Professor of Education Administration Michigan State University Exploring Leadership Styles 1985-86
 
Mr. Murray Jackson   Center for the Study of Higher Education Michigan State University Admissions & Affirmative Action 1981-82
Dr. Arthur Jefferson   General Superintendent Detroit Public Schools Keynote Address 1981-82
Dr. Jerome Johnson   Associate Research Scientist Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan Research & Policy Making 1985-87
Dr. Philip Johnson   Consultant The FireStarter Leadership Style Influences & Organizations 2006
Dr. Michelle Johnston 2000-01 Dean College of Education, Ferris State University Role of Department of Education 2001-02

Mr. Lynn

Jondahl   Executive Director Michigan Prospect Ballot Proposals as Policy Alternatives 2003-04
 
Dr. Stephen S. Kaagan   Professor of Education Administration Michigan State University Lessons in Leadership 1992-99

Mr. David A.

Kallman, J.D.     Attorney Education Choices 2003-04
Mr. Kerry Kammer   State Senator Michigan Senate Environmental Protection 1989-90
Current K-12 Policy Issues 1981-82
Mr. George Kaplan   Journalist & Freelance Writer   Media & Policy Making 1989-90

Ms. Elaine A.

Karls   Professor of English Delta College School Reform & Teacher Training Programs 2003-04
Dr. C. Philip Kearney   Professor School of Education, University of Michigan School Finance Reform Policy 1990-95
Understanding Public Policy Making 1984-90
Mr. Bill Keith   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives    
Ms. Phylis Keith   Lobbyist Michigan Dental Association Lobbying & Policy Making 1984-85
Dr. Henry Kelly   Associate Director White House Office of Science & Technology Policy National Science & Technology Policy 1996-97
Mr. Richard Kerbawy   Chief Referee Ingham County Probate Court Strategies for Academic Success 1991-92
Mr. James King   General Manager WLNS-TV-6, Lansing, Michigan Media & Policy Making 1985-86
Ms. Susan Knight   Education Writer Arizona Daily Star & Journalist in Residence, University of Michigan Media & Policy Making 1986-87
 
Mr. Howard Lancour   General Director WJIM Radio, Lansing, Michigan Media & Policy Making 1985-86
Dr. Judith

 

Lanier   Dean College of Education, Michigan State University Lessons in Leadership  
President Michigan Partnership for New Education State Education Policy Reform 1991-92
Mr. Gary LaPointe 1995-96 Telecommunications Specialist Michigan Department of Education Electronic Tools & Social Networks 1996-97
Mr. David Lawrence   Publisher Detroit Free Press Urban Issues & the Media 1985-86
Mr. Joseph Lehman   Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Mackinac Center for Public Policy The Role of Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2007
Dr. Clyde LeTarte   President Jackson Community College Changing Corporate Culture 1984-85
Dr. Renee Lerche   Manager, Employee Development & External Educational Planning Department Ford Motor Company Private Sector Perspectives 1993-95
Dr. Larry Lezotte   President Effective Schools Leadership for Continuous School Improvement 2002-03
Professor, College of Education Michigan State University Policy Research & Teaching 1981-82
Mr. Jim Linsell 2001-02 Michigan Teacher of the Year Michigan Department of Education Best Practices 2001-02
Dr. Carolyn Logan   Supervisor Early Childhood Education, Michigan Department of Education An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1998-90

Mr. Paul A.

Long   Vice President, Public Policy Michigan Catholic Conference Education Choices 2003-04

Dr. Carlos

Lopez   Divisional Director of Bilingual Education Detroit Public Schools Principal Leadership in Urban Schools 2003-04
Mr. John Lopez 1985-86 Director Michigan Department of Civil Rights Change & Systemic Leadership 1996-97

Ms. Mara

Lud   Principal Moores Park Elementary School, Lansing School District School Reform & Teacher Training Programs 2003-04
Mr. Robert Lundeen   Chairman of the Board Dow Chemical Corporation Changing Corporate Culture 1984-85
 
Ms. Margaret Madigan 1999-00 Supervisor of Field Services Michigan Department of Education From the White House to Your House 2004-05
Mr. Edward Manasah   Editor Lansing State Journal Media & Policy Making 1985-86
Mr. Russ Maples   Director, Vocational Education Lansing School District Work Force Development 1976-77
Dr. Barbara

 

Markle 1993-94 Assistand Dean, Office of K-12 Outreach College of Education, Michigan State University Assessing Leadership Styles 2009; 2011-14
Director, K-12 Outreach Education College of Education, Michigan State University Values & Leadership 1996-97
Director, Collaborative Leadership Center Michigan Partnership for New Education Education Reform in Michigan 1992-95
Mr. Victor Marsh   CEO & Chairman The Victor Marsh Group (VMG) Teacher Quality 2002-03

Mr. Roger

Martin   President Rossman Martin & Associates Ballot Proposals as Policy Alternatives 2003-04
Ms. Lynne Martinez   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Politics & Policy 1999-01
Ms. Barbara Roberts Mason   Member Michigan State Board of Education The MEA & Policy Making 1976-77
Mr. Thomas Mathieu   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives K-12 Policy Issues 1981-82
Mr. Jeff McAlvey   President McAlvey & Associates Advocacy & Public Policy 2004-05
Mr. Richard McLellan   Lawyer McLellan Law Offices P.L.L.C. Education Funding 2013
Ms. Diane J. McMillan   High School Redesign Consultant MI Department of Education High School Reform in Michigan 2006
Dr. Ed Meade   Program Officer Ford Foundation Keynote Address 1981-82
Ms. Shari Miller   Deputy Superintendent for Instruction & Operation Lansing School District Networking, Partnering & Collaboration 2001-02
Ms. Gretchen Millich   Capitol Correspondent WKAR-AM/FM, Michigan State University Media & Policy Making 1997-98
Mr. David Milstein   Chief, General Government Group Office of Management Practices, Michigan Department of Management & Budget Policy Analysis & the Budget 1981-84
Mr. Hunter Moorman   Director Education Policy Fellowship Program, Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 2000-02
Ms. Rachael Moreno 1980-81 Associate Superintendent Genesee Intermediate School District Future Shock or Managed Change? 1984-85
Director, Office of Program Coordination Michigan Department of Education Project Outreach 1981-82
Dr. Herbert S. Moyer   Member Michigan State Board of Education Implications of No Child Left Behind 2002-03
Ms. Susan Grimes Munsell   Former State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Dr. Robert Muth   Executive Director Middle Ciites Education Association Leadership Issues 1981-82
 
Mr. Earl Nelson   Director, Office of Equity Michigan Department of Education Affirmative Action & Race Equity 1995-96
Mr. Alex Nock  

Education Legislative Associate

U.S. House Committee on Education & the Workforce No Child Left Behind 2005
US House Education & Workforce Committee Briefing on No Child Left Behind Act 2003-04
Legislative Staff Congressman Dale Kildee's Office ESEA Reauthorization 2002-03
 
Ms. Fay O'Hare   Chairman Detroit Metropolitan League of Women Voters Desegregation Issues 1981-82
Mr. Robert O'Leary   Deputy Chief of Staff Office of the Governor Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1986-87
Chief Deputy MI Department of Commerce Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1985-86
Ms. Debra Overbey   High School Library/Media Specialist Stockbridge Community Schools Teaching Online 2002-03
Mr. Joseph Overton   Senior Vice President Mackinac Center for Public Policy Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1999-03
Mr. Gary Owen   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Lobbying & Policy Making 1976-77
Mr. Glenn Oxender   Superintendent   The Role of the MDE 2001-02
 
Mr. Jeff Padden   President Public Policy Associates Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1997-00, 2002-03
Dr. Eugene

 

Paslov   Director Governor's Office for Job Training Developing a State Work Force Policy 1982-84
Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1979-80
Ms. Susan Patrick   Director, Office of Educational Technology U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan 2005
Mr. William

 

Patrick   Director Office of Professional Development, Michigan Family Independence Agency Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems 2002-03
Mr. Argelio Ben Perez 1975-76 Principal Transformations Leadership & Skill Building 1985-06
Mr. Ric Peterson   President Peterson Public Sector Consulting The Imperative of Technology in 21st Century Literacy 2004-05
Dr. Therese Peterson   Superintendent Webberville Community Schools Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Mr. Mark Pischea   Partner The Sterling Corporation The Role of Effective Communications in the Policy Process 2013-14
Dr. David Plank   Professor, College of Education; Director, The Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Education, Michigan State University Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2000-05
Choice & Charter School Policies 1999-00
Creating a Policy Framework 1997-99
Ms. Amy Plaster   Chief of Staff Office of Congressman Pete Hoekstra Education & Workforce Development 2005
Mr. Rick Pluta   Capitol Correspondent & Managing Editor Michigan Public Radio Media & Policy Making 1996-97
Dr. Nancy Pogel   Secretary, Board of Trustees; Assistant to the President Michigan State University Change & Systemic Leadership 1996-97
Ms. Lana Pollack   President Michigan Environmental Council Role of Advocacy Organizations 1997-98
Former MI State Senator Michigan Senate Impact of Federal Policy on Women 1995-96
Ms. Cheryl Poole 2004-05 Consultant for Professional Development Michigan Department of Education Teacher Quality 2002-03
Dr. John

 

Porter   CEO Urban Education Alliance Impacting At-Risk Youth 1994-95
President Eastern Michigan University Social Impact of Failing to Educate 1987-88
Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1977-79
Ms. Rachel Post   Legislative Assistant Office of Congressman Vernon Ehlers Education & Workforce Development 2005
Dr. Hank Prince   Associate Director Michigan House Fiscal Agency Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Dr. Susan Printy   Assistant Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Planning for Collaboration 2007
Dr. Matthew Prophet   Superintendent Lansing School District Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1975-81
Superintendent Portland, OR Desegregation Issues 1981-82, 1985
 

Mr. Mark

Rainey   Executive Director Kalamazoo RESA Leadership Institute Principal Leadership in Urban Schools 2003-04
Mr. Ray Ramirez   Director of Outreach & Technology North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Telecommunications Policy 1994-95
Dr. Rossi Ray-Taylor 1979-80 Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Lansing School District Shaping & Building Communities 1998-99
Lobbyist Lansing School District Lobbying & Policy Making 1983-84
Ms. Jane Reagan 2003-04 Consultant Michigan Department of Education Developing Learning Teams 2004-05
Dr. Lawrence Reed   President Mackinac Center for Public Policy Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1998-99; 2005
Ms. Jessie Rivers   Warden, Egeler Correctional Facility Michigan Department of Corrections Corrections, Prisons, & Policy Making 1993-94
Dr. Douglas

 

Roberts   Director Institute for Public Policy & Social Research, MSU Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2003-06
State Treasurer State of Michigan Michigan's Economic Outlook 1990-97, 2001-02
Director, Senate Fiscal Agency State of Michigan Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2005
Colonel Michael Robinson   Director Michigan State Police Leadership & Policy in Law Enforcement 1992-93
Dr. Bonnie Rockafellow 2003-04 Consultant Michigan Department of Education Developing Learning Teams 2004-05
Mr. Charles Roe   President Midwest Society for Organizational Learning Change & Systemic Leadership 2000-01
Dr. Edward Roeber 1979-80 Director, Interstate Performance Assessment Consortium Council of Chief State School Officers Strategies for Academic Success 1991-92

Ms. Sara

Romano   Classroom Teacher Birney Elementary School; Detroit Public Schools School Reform & Teacher Training Programs 2003-04
Dr. Margaret Ropp 2001-02 Director of Professional Development Michigan Virtual University Technology in the 21st Century 2000-01

Mr. Barry

Rubin   Elementary Principal (retired) Pontiac School District Principal Leadership in Urban Schools 2003-04
Dr. Miguel Ruiz 1979-80 Supervisor, Bilingual & Migrant Programs Michigan Department of Education Bilingual Education 1981-82
Dr. Phillip Runkel   Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education State Education Policy Reform 1982-87
Mr. William Rustum   Senior Vice President & Senior Consultant for Environmental Policy and Economic Development Public Sector Consultants Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2000-01
Mr. Ira Rutherford   Interim Superintendent Flint Community Schools Preparing Leadership for the 21st Century 2004-05
Mr. Earl Ryan   President Citizens Research Council of Michigan Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2002-03
Dr. James Ryan   Superintendent Waverly Community Schools, Lansing Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
 
Mr. Ed Sarpolus   Vice President EPIC/MRA The Role of Advocacy in Shaping Public Policy 2011
The Power of Polling 2008
Preparing Leadership for the 21st Century 2004-05
Power of Polling 1997-06
Ms. Sharon Sarris 1980-81 Director, Public Affairs North American Operations Technology Center, General Motors Corporation Changing Corporate Culture 1984-85
Mr. Frank Schehr 1987-88 Director, Forensic Laboratory Michigan State Police Scientific Evidence & Policy Making 1988-90
Dr. Robert Schiller   Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education Reinventing Education 1991-95
Dr. Paul Schindler   Deputy Director Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 1975-82
Dr. William Schmidt   University Distinguished Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Education in a Global Content 2010; 2012; 2014
Mr. Daniel Schultz 1976-77 Senior Development & Policy Advisor Michigan Virtual University Establishing a Policy Framework 2003-06
Assistant Superintendent for Grants & Technology Michigan Department of Education State Technology Policy & Planning 1992-93
Mr. William Schutte   Director Michigan Department of Agriculture New Federalism 1990-91
Ms. Nancy Schwartz   Director, State and Local Relations National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Teacher Quality 2002-03
Dr. Larry Schweinhardt   Chair, Research Division HighScope Education Research Foundation Politics & Policy 1999-00
President High/Scope Educational Research Foundation Perry Preschool Project 2005-06
Dr. Eric Scorsone   Extension Specialist Agricultural, Food and Resouce Economics at Michigan State University The Role of Local Control in Public Policy 2010-13
Dr. William Sederburg   President Ferris State University Human Services Policy Making 1994-95
State Senator, 24th District Michigan Senate Technology & the Politician of the Future 1986-87
Legislative Proposals for Technology 1985-86
Mr. David Seitz   Manager, Strategic Initiatives Apple Computers Inc. The Imperative of Technology in 21st Century Literacy 2004-05
Dr. Sharif Shakrani 1979-80 Supervisor, Instructional Specialists Program Michigan Department of Education Perspectives on the Gulf Crisis 1990-91
Mr. Thomas Sharpe   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1976-77
Dr. Donald Shebuski   Superintendent Ingham Intermediate School District Superintendent's Panel 1981-82
Lieutenant Jack Shepard   Child Abuse Unit Michigan State Police Child Abuse & Neglect Policies 1984-88
Ms. Mary Kay Shields 1986-87 Director, Charter School Development & Performance Institute Central Michigan University Educational Reform & Charter School Policies 1999-00
Mr. Tom Shields   Director Marketing Resource Group Marketing Political Candidates 1986-87
Mr. Al Short   Director of Legislation Michigan Education Association Advocacy & Public Policy 2004-05
Influencing the Public Policy Debate  
Mr. Scott Shrager   Senior Legislative Associate Michigan Municipal League Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Dr. Sharif Shrakrani    Professor & Co-Director The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University The Reauthorization of the ESEA Legislation 2010
Dr. Sharif Shrakrani   Professor & Co-Director The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University The Changing Role of Federal Education 2009
Dr. Ed Simpkins   Dean, College of Education Wayne State University Higher Education Policy Issues 1981-82
Ms. Dana Sitzler 1994-95 MichNet Coordinator Merit Network, Inc. Technology Policy & Networks 1994-95
Mr. Douglas Smith   Director of Policy & Legislation Michigan Department of Commerce Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1982-83
Dr. Elliot Soloway   Professor, School of Engineering & Education University of Michigan Technology & Societal Change 1995-96
Ms. Patricia Sorenson   Director, Michigan Kids Count Data Project Michigan League for Human Services An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1992-93
Dr. Dennis Sparks   Executive Director National Staff Development Council Professional Development Planning 1979-80
Dr. David Spencer   President & CEO Michigan Virtual University Learning in the 21st Century 1999-00
Mr. Robert Spencer   Associate Director New Detroit, Inc. Desegregation & Urban Development 1976-77
Ms. Roberta Stanley   Assistant Superintendent, Office of Law & Legislation Michigan Department of Education Lobbying & Policy Making 1985-88
Dr. Joan Stark   Dean, School of Education University of Michigan Meeting the Challenges of the 80's 1981-82
Judge Carolyn Stell   Judge Ingham County Circuit Court The Judiciary & Policy Making 1985-86
Mr. John Stindt 1998-99 Assistant Superintendent for Accountability & Technical Support Highland Park Public Schools Shaping & Building Communities 1998-99
Dr. Jerry Stinett   Superintendent Williamston Community Schools Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Ms. Deborah Strong 1992-93 Director Michigan Children's Trust Fund An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1996-97
Mr. Joe Stroud   Editor Detroit Free Press Role of Government in Policy Making 1995-96
Desegregation & Urban Development 1976-77
Mr. Richard Studley   Senior Vice President of Government Relations Michigan Chamber of Commerce Advocacy & Public Policy 2004-05

Mr. Robert

Swanson   Deputy Director Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Ballot Proposals as Policy Alternatives 2003-04
Dr. Abel B. Sykes Jr.   President Lansing Community College Developing a Leadership Model 1997-98
Lessons in Leadership 1990-94
Dr. Gary Sykes   Professor College of Education, Michigan State University Creating a Policy Framework 1996-97
Change as a Social & Emotional Process 1993-94
 
Mr. Ron Teachworth 1990-91 Director of Instructional Media Utica Community Schools MBTI Facilitator 1996-97
Mr. Bob Thelen 1988-89 Director of the Michigan Occupational Information System Ingham Intermediate School District Networking, Partnering & Collaboration 2001-02
Mr. Craig Thiel 2000-01 Director of State Affairs Citizens Research Council of Michigan Michigan's Economic Outlook 2009
Dr. Jacquelyn Thompson 1992-93 Director Special Education & Early Intervention Programs Michigan Department of Education Lessons Learned During the Implementation of Change 2002-03
An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1996-97
Ms. Amy Timmer 1983-84 Dean of Students Thomas J. Cooley School of Law Change & Systemic Leadership 1996-97
Ms. Paula Tissot 1977-78 Director, Office of Professional Development Michigan Department of Education Staff Development Programs 1981-82
Hon. Steve Tobocman   State Representative, District 12 Michigan House of Representatives Providing Leadership & Developing Policy in a Culturally & Politically Divided Nation 2004-05
 
Ms. Jan Urban-Lurain 1983-84 President Spectra Data and Research, Inc. Program Facilitator 1997-98
Leadership & Skill Building 1995-96
Dr. Michael

 

Usdan   President Institute for Educational Leadership Leadership & Networking 1989-90
President Merrill-Palmer Institute Desegregation & Urban Development 1976-77
 

Ms. Patricia

Vandelinder   Instructional Specialist Detroit Public Schools School Reform & Teacher Training Programs 2003-04
 
Ms. Wendy A. Wagenheim   Legislative Affairs Director American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan Role of Advocacy Organizations 1997-98
Dr. Julia Warner   Legislative Assistant Office of Congressman Vernon Ehlers  Science Technology Education & Math (STEM) Caucus 2005
Mr. Michael David Warren   Administrative Assistant Office of the State Board of Education School Reform in Michigan 1995-96
Mr. Thomas Watkins   Superintendent of Public Instruction Michigan Department of Education Role of Department of Education 2001-02

Mr. David

Waymire   Executive Vice President Marketing Resource Group Ballot Proposals as Policy Alternatives 2003-04
Dr. Don Weatherspoon 1973-74 Deputy Director Michigan Department of Natural Resources Endangered Youth 1993-94
Deputy Director Michigan Department of Commerce Michigan Government & Commerce 1983-84
Mr. Rick Weiner   Chair Michigan Democratic Committee Party Platforms & Public Policy 1985-86
Mr. Kurt

 

Weiss   Communications Director Michigan Department of Information Technology Lessons Learned: Implementation of Change at Michigan State Police 2002-03
Dr. Carol S. Weissert   Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute for Public Policy & Social Research Michigan State University Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2001-02
Mr. Fred Whims   Director, Education Division Department of Management & Budget Higher Education Budget Proposals 1981-82
Ms. Melissa White   Supervisor of Media and Technology Ingham Intermediate School District Technology Use & Barriers 2006
Mr. Tom White 1989-90 Thomas White LLC Education and Management Consulting Coalition Building & Advocacy 2009

Mr. Burton

Wides   Senior Counsel Office of US Congressman John Conyers Briefing on the US Patriot Act – Implications for Privacy & Civil Rights 2003-04
Dr. Patricia Widmayer 1978-79 Director of Legislation Michigan Department of Education Influencing the Public Policy Debate 1982-85
Mr. Al Widner   Superintendent Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ypsilanti Politics & Policy Making 2000-01
Mr. David Wiener   Chief of Staff Office of State Representative David Hollister Creating a Policy Framework 1992-93
Mr. Chris Wigent 1998-99 Superintendent Calhoun Intermediate School District Lessons in Leadership 2000-01
Mr. Griff Wigley   Staff Writer The Utne Reader Salons & Social Networks 1992-93
Mr. Jeff Williams 1997-98 Vice President for Technology & Public Policy Public Sector Consultants Devolved Government: ReImagining Public 2010
Vice President for Technology & Public Policy Public Sector Consultants Think Tanks & Policy Centers 2003-06
Senior Consultant Public Sector Consultants Creating a Policy Framework 1998-99
Think Tanks & Policy Centers 1997-98
Mr. Michael Williamson   Director Office of the State Board of Education School Reform in Michigan 1995-96
Mr. Richard Wilmont   Director of Employee Communication, Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Group General Motors Corporation Changing Corporate Culture 1984-85
Mr. Ric Wiltse 2000-01 Executive Director MACUL Moderator, The Imperative of Technology in 21st Century Literacy 2004-05
Ms. Billie Wimmer 1990-91 Deputy Chief of Staff U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham Empowering the States 1995-96
Ms. Ann Wineman   Headstart Consultant MI Family Independence Agency Networking, Partnering & Collaboration 2001-02
Ms. Beverly Wolkow   Executive Director Michigan Education Association    
Ms. Carol Wolenberg 1988-89 Deputy Superintendent Michigan Department of Education Lessons in Leadership 2000-01
Dr. Arthur Wolfe   Professor of Business Law College of Business, Michigan State University Ethics in the Public Sector 1986-88, 1995-96
Hon. Howard

 

Wolpe   Congressman US House of Representatives Issues Facing the 100th Congress 1986-87
Mr. Jay Wortley   Senior Economist MI Senate Fiscal Agency Michigan's Economic Outlook 2006
Mr. Don Wotruba 1998-99 Director of Legislative Affairs Michigan Association of School Boards Advocacy & Public Policy 2004-05
 
Mr. Joseph Young, Jr.   State Representative Michigan House of Representatives K-12 Policy Issues 1981-82
 
Ms. Jane Zehender-Merrell   Senior Planning/Research Associate Michigan League for Human Services An Agenda for Michigan's Children 1996-97
Dr. Yong Zhao   University Distinguished Professor, and Director, Center for Teaching and Technology

College of Education, Michigan State University

US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence

Confucius Institute

Education in the Age of Globalization 2006-07; 2009
Catching Up or Leading the Way 2009
Professor of Technology in Learning & Teaching Green Tea & Starbucks 2005-06
Electronic Tools & Social Networking 1998-99