Schedule

Conference Schedule, May 28-30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.  NASPAA Training Session

Conference Room A


Facilitators:

  • Jade Berry James, COPRA Chair for NASPAA 
  • Susan T. Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University 
NASPAA Site Visitor Training will be conducted.  Interested trainees should contact Heather Gregory, Accreditation Associate, NASPAA, at gregory@naspaa.org or 202-628-8965 x109 for information and registration.



Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Book Talk

Conference Room A


Conquering Racial Inequity in the Public Sector (Track E)

  • Susan T. Gooden, Professor and Executive Director, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government
  • James D. Ward, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Public Administration Certificate Program, Mississippi University for Women, Institutional Racism, Organizations and Public Policy

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  


Outside of Ballroom A

Registration and Information 

Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Outside of Ballroom A

M.E. Sharpe Book Signing

  • Susan T. Gooden, Professor and Executive Director, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government

Wednesday, 1:00-1:15 p.m.  Welcome

Ballroom A

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will welcome attendees to the University of Pittsburgh for the National Academy of Public Administration’s 13th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference.



Wednesday, 1:15-2:45 p.m.  Opening Plenary

Ballroom A


What Role Cities, Universities, and the Media Play in Achieving Social Equity: Reflections from Pittsburgh

Moderator: Daria Crawley, Associate Professor of Management, Robert Morris University

  • John Keeler, Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bill Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Dan Simpson, Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and former U.S. Ambassador
Wednesday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Plenary Session

Ballroom A


Racism in the Age of Obama: Are Things Better or Worse?

Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law



Moderator: Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content at WQED Multimedia

  • Eric A. Montgomery, The Montgomery Law Firm and former Asst. General Counsel for Bank of America
  • Seth K. Goldman, Honors Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • William M. Carter Jr., Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception

Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Local Entertainment in Recognition of Pittsburgh's Rich Jazz History: Howie Alexander III, Pianist and Instructor, Afro-American Music Institute

Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions


Session 1

Ballroom A

Economic History of Disenfranchisement (Track H)

Lovie Jackson Foster, Moderator

  • Lovie Jackson Foster, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
  • T. Rashad Byrdsong, President, Community Empowerment Association, "Historical Disenfranchisement and its Impact on Black Americans"
  • Daniel Jones, Assistant Professor, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, "A Poll Tax by Any Other Name: The Political Economy of Post-Reconstruction Disenfranchisement"
  • Tate Twinam, PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, "Race, Ethnicity, and Zoning: The Case of Chicago's First Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance?"

Session 2

Gold Room


The American Dream 50 Years Later (Track E)

Heather Wyatt-Nichol, Moderator

  • Heather Wyatt-Nichol, MPA Program Director and Assistant Professor, College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore, "Contrasting the American Promise and the American Dream"
  • Renita Seabrook, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore 
  • Tiffaney Parkman, Lecturer, School of Health and Human Services, University of Baltimore, "The UB Homeless Project: Learning Community”
  • Nelson Scott, “Where are the Black Warren Buffetts?”
  • Kenneth Weaver, MPA Student, University of Baltimore, “A New Civil Rights Act for All Americans”

Session 3

Conference Room A

The State of Education in America: Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back (Track G)


Linda Blake, Moderator

  • Linda Blake, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, South Arkansas University, "The Impact of School Consolidation/Annexation Policies on Disadvantaged Populations: A Case Study Examining Equity Issues"
  • Tiffany D. Wilkins, Graduate and Teaching Assistant, School of Education, Duquesne University, "Transformative Blackness: Queering the African American Educational Establishment for LGBTQ Youth of Color"
  • Lindsey L. Evans, Administrative Program Coordinator, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, "An Appeal for HOPE: Analyses and Social Equity Implications of Georgia's Non-need, Merit-based Lottery Funded Scholarship"
  • Kasey J. Martin, Research Associate, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Implementing Social Equity in the Public Sector: How Community Colleges Achieve the Dream" 

Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions


Session 1

Ballroom A

Pittsburgh's Role (Past, Present, and Future) in Pursuit of Civil Rights (Track A)


Leon Haley and Sala Udin, Moderators

  • Leon L. Haley, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sala Udin, Former City Council Member, City of Pittsburgh
  • Morton Coleman, Director Emeritus, Institute of Politics, and Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
  • Marisa Bartley, Business Development Officer, Citizens Financial Group, and Eastern Region Vice President, National Urban League Young Professionals

Session 2

Conference Room A

Layered Inequalities Across the Board: Local, National and International Educational Opportunities Under Challenge (Track G)


Dr. Jessie B. Ramey, Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

  • Dr. Kathy Newman, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, "High Stakes Testing and Inequality"
  • Donald G. Block, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, "Inequality of Educational Opportunities: Adult Skills and Their Implications for U.S. Policy"
  • David A. Bell, Savannah State University, “Sanguine Savannah and School Supply Symmetry: Results Oriented Public Administration in Primary Schools”
  • Julianne Norman, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, "Gendered Inequalities in Education in Morocco: Creative Alternatives to Traditional Schooling"

Session 3

Gold Room

Funding for Social Equity and Civil Rights - Philanthropy's Unfinished Work Then and Now (Track A)


Kathleen Buechel, Moderator

  • Kathleen Buechel, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Philanthropy Forum, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; and The Benter Foundation
  • Phillip Hallen, Executive Director Emeritus, Falk Foundation
  • Lucy Dabney, CEO and Executive Director, Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise
  • Mark Lewis, CEO and Executive Director, POISE Foundation
  • Carmen Anderson, Senior Program Officer, Heinz Endowments



Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions


Session 1

Ballroom A

Equitable Community Development (Track D)

Sabina Deitrick, Moderator

  • Sabina Deitrick, Associate Professor and Co-Director, University Center for Social and Urban Research, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dennis Keating, Levin College Distinguished Professor and Director of the Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development (MUPDD) Program, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
  • Tracy Soska, Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Education (CE), School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh 
  • George Moses, Outreach & Enrollment Specialist, East Liberty Family Health Care Center

Session 2

Gold Room

The Economics of Life on the Streets (Track H)


Brendan O’Flaherty, Moderator

  • Dionissi Aliprantis, Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Sera Linardi, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, "Savings Behavior at the Homeless Shelter"
  • Brendan O'Flaherty, Professor, Economics Department, Columbia University

Session 3

Conference Room A

Not Just a U.S. Issue: Comparative Social Equity Challenges (Track F)


Susan T. Gooden, Moderator

  • Susan T. Gooden, Incoming President of ASPA and Professor and Executive Director, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yolanda Macklin Crewe, PhD Student, Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Pay Equity: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Mexico"
  • Susan Holtzman, MPA Student, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Employment Inequity: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Criminal Records on Employment Options in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom”
  • Michael Scott, PhD Candidate, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Promoting Equitable access to Higher Education for Low-income Students: A Comparative Study of the United States, China, and Costa Rica”
  • Marta Squadrito, PhD student, Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Refugee Policies: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Italy and Israel”

Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Roscoe Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series

Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Ballroom B

Remarks: Susan T. Gooden, Incoming President of ASPA

Keynote address: Ethel Hill Williams, President of NASPAA and Reynolds Professor of Public Affairs and Director, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha



“Have Ethical Values over the Last 50 Years Significantly Changed Such That the Meaning of Social Equity Needs to be Reframed to Accommodate those Value Changes?”



Thursday, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 


Session 1

Gold Room

Public Psychology in Communication of Risk and Uncertainty (Track H)

Monica Schoch-Spana, Moderator

  • Christopher Olivola, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Stephen Broomell, Assistant Professor, Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

Session 2

Conference Room A

Growing Inequities: An Analysis of Social Challenges (Track D)


Jade Berry James, Moderator

  • Jade M. Berry James, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Public Administration, North Carolina State University (NCSU) "The Role of Government in Sustaining Social Equity & Promoting Justice: Avenues for Access, Diversity and Inclusion"
  • Susan Gichora Mwarabu, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
  • Emily Nwakpuda, PhD Student, University of North Carolina
  • Cryshanna A. Jackson, Associate Professor and Urban Internship Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Youngstown State University, "Gender Equity in College Athletics"

Session 3

Ballroom A

Thorough and Efficient? Equitable School Funding: A Call for Action (Track G)

Maureen McClure and Harold Aughton, Moderators

  • Maureen McClure, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Harold Aughton, PhD Student, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jessie Ramey, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Women’s Studies and History, University of Pittsburgh
  • Joseph F. Lagana, Founder and CEO, Homeless Children's Education Fund

Thursday, 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Wherrett Lecture

Presented by Center for Metropolitan Studies

Ballroom B

E.J. Dionne Jr., Journalist, Political Commentator, long-time Op-Ed Columnist for The Washington Post, and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, "Is Our Political System Making Inequality Worse?"



Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Post-lecture Reception

Co-sponsored by the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and the Center for Metropolitan Studies

Music provided by Jett Christensen, Director, East End Song Studio 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday, 8:00-9:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions


Session 1

Gold Room

Social Equity in Disaster Environments (Track E)


Brian Colella, Moderator

  • Alvin Henderson, Chief, Allegheny County Emergency Services
  • Glenn Cannon, Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Brian Colella, Deputy Fire Chief, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Department, Pittsburgh International Airport and PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Angela Reynolds, Director, Programs for Financially Struggling Adults and Families, United Way of Allegheny County
  • Richard B. Wilson, Chief, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Department, Pittsburgh International Airport

Session 2

Conference Room A

Educational Equity: Issues of Preparedness, Access and Matriculation (Track G)

Harvey White, Moderator

  • Harvey White, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Administration, University of Pittsburgh
  • H. Richard Milner IV, Director, Urban Education Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chenits Pettigrew, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Blue Wooldridge, Professor of Public Administration, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sylvester Murray, Visiting Professor, Jackson State University

Session 3

Ballroom A

New and Continuing Challenges Confronting Vulnerable Populations (Track D)


Leon Haley, Moderator

  • Amy Gawne, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs, presenting with S.C. Smith (below)
  • Stephen C. Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs, “Social Equity and Income Inequality in the Veteran Community” with R. Lazier (above)
  • Ramona Ortega-Liston, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies, University of Akron, “Latinos, Civil Rights, and Representative Bureaucracy – A Historical & Contemporary Perspective”
  • Grant Rissler, PhD Student, Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Immigrants and the Contemporary White Racial Frame: Evidence from Letters to the Editor of a Southern Daily Newspaper"
  • Mona Siddiqui, PhD Student, Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, "The Role of Race in Asylum Laws, Policies, and Practices: Oppression of our Most Vulnerable Immigrant Population"

Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions


Session 1

Gold Room

Equal Treatment under the Law: Economic Analysis of Same-Sex Benefits Post Windsor (Track H)

Lorenda Naylor, Moderator

  • Lorenda A. Naylor, Government and Public Policy Director, School of Public & International Affairs, University of Baltimore
  • Dan Gerlowski, Professor of Economics, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Wallace K. Swan, Adjunct Professor, Hamline University and Walden University

Session 2

Ballroom A


Approaching Economic Inequality through Deliberative Democracy (Track F)

Robert Cavalier, Moderator

  • Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon Program for Deliberative Democracy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • William Friedman, President, Public Agenda
  • William Muse, President, National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI)
  • Carolyne Abdullah, Director of Community Assistance, Everyday Democracy

Session 3

Conference Room A

The Affordable Care Act's Role and Potential in Creating Equal Access to Health Care (Track C)


William N. Dunn, Moderator

  • William N. Dunn, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Joanne Corte Grossi, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Rhonda Moore Johnson, Senior Medical Director, Health Equity & Quality Services, Highmark Incorporated, "Highmark's Approach to Achieving Health Equity" 
  • Schnequa N. Diggs, PhD Student, Public Policy and Administration, Florida Atlantic University, "Surviving Political and Legal Land Mines: ACA's Promise towards a Health Care Transformation"

Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 


Session 1

Gold Room

A Freedom Budget for All Americans: Its History and Relevance for Today (Track E) 

Paul LeBlanc, Moderator

  • Paul LeBlanc, Professor of History and Political Science, LaRoche College
  • Carl Redwood, Chair, One Hill Coalition

Session 2

Conference Room A

Immigrants and the City: Initiatives to Close the Equity Gap (Track B)

Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, Moderator

  • Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Patricia Documét, Assistant Professor; Scientific Director, Center for Health Equity; Director, Graduate Certificate in Health Equity Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health; Key member of the Latino Engagement Group for Salud (LEGS)
  • Marco Gemignani, Associate Professor of Psychology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University
  • Barbara Murock, Health Policy Specialist and Immigrants and Internationals Initiative Manager, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Sister Janice Vanderneck, Director Casa San Jose for Latino migrants in Brookline
  • Rosa Maria Ponciano, Director of the Pittsburgh’s Latino Family Center

Session 3

Ballroom A


The 74%: Exploring the Lives of Women in Nonprofit Organizations (Track F)


Peggy Morrison Outon, Moderator

  • Peggy Morrison Outon, Executive Director, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Robert Morris University
  • Carrie Tancraitor, Consultant and Researcher, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Robert Morris University
  • William Stein, C Suite, Interim Leadership and Consulting
Friday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Closing and Awards Luncheon

Ballroom B

Closing Address:  Lia Epperson, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Program at American University Washington College of Law 

 “Advancing Educational Equity in the US: An Imperative in a Global Society” 

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