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Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy

ICDD Associates and Affiliates

Campus Associates

Department/Division, Position

Linda Blong

Center for Engagement and Community Development, Adjunct Professor

Nancy Daniels

Center for Engagement and Community Development, Extension Associate

Linda Duke

Beach Museum of Art, Director

Larry Erickson

Center for Hazardous Substance Research, Director

Scott Finkeldei

Office of Mediated Education, Interim Director

Huston Gibson

Landscape Architecture / Regional and Community Planning, Assistant Professor

Charlie Griffin

Family Studies and Human Services, Research Assistant Professor

Wendy Griswold

Center for Hazardous Substance Research, Project Manager

Soo-Hye Han

Communication Studies, Assistant Professor

Lisa Harrington

Geography, Professor

Brandon Kliewer

School of Leadership Studies, Assistant Professor
Colene Lind

Communication Studies, Assistant Professor

Bonnie Lynn Sherow

History, Associate Professor

Phillip Marzluf

English, Associate Professor

Terrie McCants

Family Studies and Human Services, Clinical Associate Professor

Becky O'Donnell

Architecture Planning and Design, Project Coordinator

Greg Paul

Communication Studies, Assistant Professor

Trudy Rice

Agriculture and Natural Resources, Extension Associate

William Richter

Political Science (Emeritus Professor)

Bill Schenck-Hamlin

Communication Studies (Emeritus Professor)

Tim Shaffer

Communication Studies, Assistant Professor

Tim Steffensmeier

Communication Studies, Associate Professor/Dept. Head

Mary Tolar

School of Leadership Studies, Director

Tom Vontz

Curriculum and Instruction, Professor; Center for Social Studies Education, Director

Donita Whitney-Bammerlin

Management, Instructor

LaBarbara Wigfall

Landscape Architecture / Regional and Community Planning, Associate Professor

Jeffrey Zacharakis

Educational Leadership, Professor

Community Contributors

Activities, Affiliation

Carol Barta

Facilitation; North Central Kansas Libraries

Judy Burgess

Facilitation; Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute

Deborah Divine

Facilitation, Planning, Historical Re-enacting

John Divine

Facilitation; The Leadership Firm

Gary Flory

Facilitation; Bethel College Great Plains Consensus Council

Sarah Green


Thea Nietfeld

Facilitation, Mediation; TALK Salina

Interns and Research Assistants




Maggie Stanton

Mass Communications

Writing Intern

Alexis Kokenge


Digital Media Intern

Wynnette SommerfeldManagement

Social Media Intern

Kolia SouzaArchitecture

Graduate Research Assistant