Project Leadership: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

Larry Braskamp - Global Perspective Institute, Inc.
Larry A. Braskamp received his B.A. from Central College in Pella, Iowa and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and he has been an active and engaged faculty and institutional leader since 1967. He was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from 1989 until 1996. During the 1996-97 academic year, he served as the Executive Director of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In 1997-98 he was a professor in the College of Education and a Faculty Fellow in the International Center for Health Leadership Development at UIC. He served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University Chicago from 1998-2002. He is the co-author and coeditor of seven books including Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully, Assessing Faculty Work, and The Motivation Factor: A Theory of Personal Investment, and has published over one hundred research articles and papers. Currently he is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Chicago and Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He chairs the Global Perspective Institute, is a Senior Scientist at The Gallup Organization, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst College.

Caryn McTighe Musil - AAC&U
Caryn McTighe Musil is the former Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, during which time she oversaw the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives for nearly twenty years. She is now serving as AAC&U's Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives. Dr. Musil received her B.A. in English from Duke University and M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. She was a faculty member for sixteen years. Her framing of civic responsibility has been influenced by her leadership in the ten-year initiative, American Commitments: Diversity, Democracy as well as in projects on global learning and social responsibility, including a project with educators from India, South Africa, and the U.S. She also collaborates with the Council of Europe as a steering committee member of the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy. An author of numerous publications, she has been sought after as an educational consultant and plenary speaker. In 2005 she received the American Council on Education's Donna Shavlik Award for Sustained and Continuing Commitment to Women’s Advancement in Higher Education, and now serves on the board of the National Writing Project and DukeEngage at Duke University.