Khaula Murtadha is Vice Chancellor of the IUPUI Family, School, and Neighborhood Engagement, IUPUI Office of Community Engagement. She previously served as the Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) Associate Vice Chancellor for Life Long Learning. Dr. Murtadha received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University, and then joined the faculty of the IU School of Education, in Bloomington. She later became the Executive Associate Dean of the School of Education on the Indianapolis Campus. She has taught graduate coursework in school community relations, supervision, and curriculum in the Urban Principal Preparation program as well as doctoral seminars in race, culture and gender. Murtadha and her colleagues in education and community engagement will work with Kappa Delta Pi on recruiting and training a doctoral student who will help develop public policy campaign for educators in the United States by identifying historical markers that have effected contemporary perceptions of educators and analyzing comparable campaigns that are relevant to KDP’s strategic plan.
NaShara Mitchell is Assistant Dean and Director of Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP). She builds and sustains campus and community academic, research, and career partnerships; prepares grants; and teaches career and professional development courses. She also recruits and advises graduate and professional students and works with faculty as the director of the Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals (PFFP) program, in addition to other summer research opportunities such as Bridges to the Doctorate, IU HBCU STEM Scholars, and the annual Getting You Into IUPUI Open House and Institute.
Youngbok Hong is an Associate Professor in the department of Visual Communication Design and a Graduate Program Coordinator in Design Thinking and Design Leadership at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University. Professor Hong received a B.A. in Philosophy from Ewha Womans University and an M.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to academia, she worked in the area of interaction design in roles ranging from User Experience (UX) designer to Interactive Producer.
Her research focuses on the processes of reasoning and action involved in designing for change. Professor Hong positions visuals and artifacts as cognitive tools to facilitate reflective, creative, and collaborative problem solving processes.
Using methodological approaches to design, she has conducted numerous interdisciplinary studies and projects and has tackled diverse problem areas with a focus on people centered innovation, including Migrating for a Better Life: Rethinking Social Service Design From a People Centered Perspective, Improving her Journey: Service Model for Indiana University Health North Health Center for Women, Listening Through Seeing: Using Design Methods to Learn about the Health Perception of Garden on the Go Customers, and Designing the Waiting Experience of IU Health Methodist Perioperative Services. The projects were partnered and funded by the Indiana State Department of Health, the Fairbanks School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing , Indiana University Health, and Indiana Legal Services. Professor Hong is currently a faculty member of the Interprofessional Innovation Challenge course in collaboration with Health Professional Schools.
Marc Cassidy has over twenty years of international development experience with a specialization in democratic governance programming. He currently serves as Director of Governance at Pact (www.pactworld.org) Prior to joining Pact, Marc served as a Senior Manager at the International Resources Group in Washington, DC focusing on democratic governance, political economy analysis, environmental governance including adaptive governance mechanisms for climate change resilient development.
As a member of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Board of Directors, he chairs the new revenue generation task force that seeks to identify innovative revenue streams for long-term sustainability. He has been fortunate to speak to and train students, professionals, and executives from China, India, and all over the United States.
In addition, as the Vice President at PROS Consulting, he serves as project manager / lead consultant on over 100 master planning, strategic planning, sports facility development, marketing and branding projects over several years. These projects have recommended facility infrastructure improvement and development totaling over $2 billion USD, and are helping to shape a better vision for parks, recreation, and athletics in cities all over the world.
Megan Doherty is an analyst and program manager at the German Marshall Fund, an international affairs think tank, grantmaker and source for leadership development. She focuses on issues related to leadership development such as next generation access and equity, public diplomacy, and diversity and inclusion across the transatlantic space.
Mark Sonntag is project leader for Workday focused on higher education and public sector technology transformation, business process improvement, and operations. He is an experienced consultant working with broad range of higher educational institutions and systems, state health and human services agencies, local government, and utility clients in the U.S. and Canada, combining this with higher education instructional and administrative roles. His areas of emphasis include software implementation, technology-enabled business transformation, project and program management, organizational change, risk and controls, and customer relationship management.
Janet Boston joined Indiana INTERNnet in February 2011. She is responsible for launching a statewide awareness campaign to inform Indiana businesses of the Indiana INTERNnet program and the many benefits of hiring an intern. Janet has a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and an MBA from Butler University. She brings extensive management, communications, marketing, planning, and fundraising skills to Indiana INTERNnet acquired through her private and non-profit sector management career. Prior to joining Indiana INTERNnet, Janet worked with FMC Corporation Link-Belt Chain Division, Steak ‘n Shake Corporate Headquarters, The Children’s Museum, and most recently with the Arts Council of Indianapolis as its director of marketing/director of regional services.
Kyle Lanham is vice president of community engagement and chief advancement officer at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. Lanham creates and manages relationships with employers that provide job opportunities to graduates of Goodwill's schools and other individuals served by the organization. He also leads the development of new business opportunities for Goodwill.
The former president and co-founder of Senex Services Corp., the nation’s leading purchaser of delinquent healthcare self-pay receivables on a non-recourse basis, Lanham majored in economics at DePauw and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. He serves on DePauw's Board of Trustees and on the board of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Lanham has also been president of ProJuris, LLC and GoodSource Global, LLC.