Speakers

Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman

Marcy Levy Shankman, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Strategy and Director of Leadership Cleveland for the Cleveland Leadership Center. In this dual role, Marcy has primary responsibility for overseeing the strategic work of the Center as well as designing and leading Leadership Cleveland, a 10-month program for senior executive leaders to enhance their understanding of the civic landscape and their role as leaders in it.

Prior to this role, Marcy was principal of MLS Consulting, a consulting practice she founded in 2001. Marcy specialized in facilitating strategic planning and visioning initiatives as well as designing and delivering leadership workshops and retreats. She has conducted trainings for a wide range audiences, from educators and school administrators in Singapore to nonprofit professionals, business executives, higher education professionals and college students across the country.

Marcy has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses since 2003 at John Carroll University, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Case Western Reserve University. She is currently a faculty member for the Cleveland Clinic’s Samson Global Leadership Academy.

Marcy co-authored Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students (Second Edition) (Jossey-Bass, 2015) as well as the corresponding suite of companion resources (Inventory, Facilitation and Activity Guide and Student Workbook).  In addition to these publications, she has been published in peer-reviewed journals in leadership education as well as various magazines and periodicals on the subject of emotionally intelligent leadership. She presents workshops and trainings at businesses, non-profit organizations, colleges/universities, and conferences locally and across the country on a range of topics, including but not limited to leadership, emotional intelligence, and generational differences.

Prior to establishing her training and consulting practice, Marcy held professional positions with Indiana University, the Hillel Foundation, and the University of Iowa. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland at College Park, Marcy earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in higher education administration in 2001. An active volunteer, Marcy serves on the advisory board Facing History New Tech High School and servces on committees for the United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and Camp Wise. Marcy lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her husband Brett and two children, Rebecca and Joshua.

Will Morris

Will Morris is the Founder and CEO of EdConnective. He is a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program and is also a Penn Social Impact House Fellow. Will received his Masters of Education from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. There he studied education policy and wrote his Masters Thesis on teacher development. Before UPenn, Will spent a year working as a life coach with a cohort of 30 African American freshmen as an Urban Prep Fellow in a Chicago Charter School.

During his year in Chicago, Will became a Starting Bloc Social Innovation Fellow and participated in a social entrepreneurship institute that sparked his desire to create systemic impact through social innovation. Before Chicago, Will obtained his bachelors from the College of William and Mary where he realized the education system was the variable he would leverage to impact the life outcomes of historically marginalized populations.

At William and Mary, Will was served as the president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, spearheaded the Distinguished Gentlemen middle school mentoring program, and completed an honors thesis on the achievement gap. He was an active participant in the multicultural community, participated in a W&M habitat for humanity trip to Guatemala, and served on the chair of the Bone-Marrow Drive.  Morris graduated in 2011 as a Psychology major and Community Studies Minor.

Dr. Amy Barnes

Dr. Amy Barnes was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University in 2011.  In this role, Dr. Barnes is responsible for leadership and service learning courses and serves as the College of Education representative to the new interdisciplinary leadership minor committee. 

Prior to this role, Dr. Barnes served an Assistant Director in the office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience at Ohio State.  One of her primary responsibilities in this role was the design, planning, and implementation of the Leadership Collaborative program, a 4 day, 3-night leadership conference for 80 incoming first year students.  She was also a co-leader of the Strengths Educators Group at Ohio State and a member of the Leadership Educators Group, the primary planning group for the design of the leadership minor.  In addition, Dr. Barnes served as an instructor with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, teaching undergraduate courses focused on leadership and civic engagement. Dr. Barnes is a 1999 OSU HESA graduate of the master's program and received her Ed.D in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership with an emphasis on Higher Education from the College of William and Mary in 2007.

As a Senior Lecturer in the HESA program, Dr. Barnes primary has responsibility for coordinating the undergraduate leadership and service learning courses sponsored by the School of Educational Policy and Leadership, promoting and further developing the leadership minor, collaborating with partners in the Office of Student Life, serving as a liaison to community partners, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and participating in all aspects of the HESA program. 

Barnes received her B.A. from William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio Shate University. In 2007, She earned a Doctor of Education from William & Mary in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership.

R. Kelly Crace, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelly Crace is the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness at the College of William & Mary. He is a licensed psychologist, the co-author of the Life Values Inventory, and the creator of The Life Values Inventory Online, an online min-course for values clarification and personal development. He has published and preseneted in the areas of values, flourishing, tranistion, identity development, and multi-generational family organizational development. He is the president of Applied Psychology Resources and has conducted over two thousand seminars for academic, business and sport groups. 

He has served as director of two college mental health centers at Duke Univeristy and the College of William & Mary. He received his academic and clinical training from Vanderbilt University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.

Melody Porter

As Director of the Office of Community Engagement, Melody Porter advances community engagement efforts across the university, fosters student leadership in alternative breaks, and develops strong connections with community partners to ensure that our work is community-driven and leads to positive social change. 

Melody received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religion from Emory University in 1995. After graduating, she served as a long-term volunteer for three years, beginning a job development program in Philadelphia and working with preschool children in Johannesburg, South Africa. She returned to Emory to earn her Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology in 2001. She then was an Associate Minister at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia, working in areas of social justice and community development, and directing an after school program that served more than 100 high school students. Melody came to William and Mary from Emory University, where she served for three years as director of Volunteer Emory, a student-led department for community service. 

Along with her colleagues and friends Shoshanna Sumka and Jill Piacitelli, Melody is author ofWorking Side by Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change. She was recognized as Staff Person of the Year by Break Away in the National Alternative Break Awards in 2010.

Anne Arseneau

Anne, Director of Student Leadership Development at William & Mary, is a two time graduate of the College of William & Mary having earned a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters degree from the School of Education.  She loves W&M for all the great professional experiences and opportunities that it provides. W&M is such a great practice field to discover what you care about and then take action on it to make the world a better place. Anne spends volunteer time with two important organizations:  Leadershape Inc., a non profit organization which exists to develop young leaders with integrity and Hazing Prevention .Org.

Drew Stelljes, PhD

Dr.Stelljes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at the College of William & Mary. He provides leadership and direction for an integrated portfolio aimed at enhancing student development. Stelljes is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: Office of Community Engagement, Student Leadership Development, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Sadler and Campus Centers. The thematic area overarching goals help students engage, explore, and elevate their college experience. Leadership occurs in multiple formats – on alternative breaks, within recognized student organizations, as a building supervisor, as a volunteer, board member, employee and more. 

Stelljes is the author of Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Developmental Social Concern and his engagement model has been widely published. He has authored an array of journal articles on placing students intellectual and developmental needs at the center of the learning endeavor, service-learning, community based learning, education policy reform measures, impacts of alternative breaks and measures of the efficacy of college based tutoring and mentoring programs. 

He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with an earned PhD in Educational Policy. In 2008 Drew was selected as an inaugural member of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. He has held an executive board seat on a variety of local non-profits and on the Governor’s Advisory for National and Community Service where he chaired the annual selection process for statewide Americorps funding. He teaches a class on Social Foundations of Education, he is the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement and he teaches the class Urban Education: Policy, Practice and Leadership through the W&M DC Office. 

Drew consults on topics ranging from the creation of civic engagement on college campuses, service-learning and student development in the college years. Stelljes is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He has guest lectured, presented or consulted for 20 schools. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Emma Grace, Braden Eberhardt and Elizabeth Marie. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Karen Schultz, PhD

Dr. Schultz graduated from William & Mary with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1975; she earned her MBA from Shenandoah College in 1984, and her PhD from Virginia Tech in 2002. Since 2009 she has been a Professor and the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University. Dr. Schultz was recognized by the Shenandoah University with the Outstanding Teaching award in 2009 and has numerous other awards for teaching. Student Government Association awarded her with the Director's Award for Outstanding Faculty for Civic Engagement. She is an Algernon Sydney Sullivan awardee. Active in community affairs and local government, she served on the Virginia Governor's Advisory Board for Service and Volunteerism and the Board of Trustees, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. She is a member of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Rotary Club of Winchester City. She served on the Winchester School Board, the governing board for the Mountain Vista Governor's School, the Virginia School Board Association and the National School Board Association. Long active in support of her alma mater, she is currently a member of the William & Mary Giving Societies, has served on both her 35th and 40th year reunion committees and spent more than 10 years on William & Mary's Leadership Council. Dr. Schultz has also been involved with William & Mary's Active Citizens Conference, where she presented sessions in both 2012 and 2015. Her husband, Eugene Schultz, is a member of the Class of 1975, and their two children, Katie and Ben, are both graduates of the university. Dr. Schultz was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2015.

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