Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™

Project Pericles selected the first cohort of faculty members for the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL)™. They served as Periclean Faculty Leaders from May 2010 to December 2011.

The Periclean Faculty Leadership Program, which builds on the success of the Civic Engagement Course (CEC) Program™, champions civic engagement in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. Periclean Faculty Leaders create and teach courses in a wide variety of disciplines in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences that address issues of social concern, enrich curriculum, and enhance student social interest and involvement. They also organize campus-wide activities and/or prepare an academic paper or project, and partner with a Periclean Faculty Leader at another campus, consulting with them throughout the program.

Read our White Paper, The Periclean Diamond: Linking College, Campuses, Communities, and Colleagues via Social and Civic High Engagement Learning by Ben Berger, Associate Professor of Political Science and Periclean Faculty Leader at Swarthmore College, and Jan R. Liss, Executive Director of Project Pericles.

We thank the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and The Teagle Foundation for supporting this Periclean program.

Periclean Faculty Leaders: (see course syllabi organized by discipline)

Allegheny College
, Meadville, PA

Thomas Eatmon, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Course: Environmental Education
:  Randolph Larsen, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Emily W. Kane
Professor of Sociology
Course: Research Methods for Sociology
:  Lisa Leitz, Hendrix College

Berea College, Berea, KY
Linda Strong-Leek
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies & Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Course: Introduction to Women's Studies—Domestic Violence in Kentucky
:  Monica Melton, Spelman College

Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Paula McKenzie
Associate Professor of Speech Communication
Course: Leadership Communication
:  Seong-Jae Min, Pace University

Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Debby Walser-Kuntz
Professor of Biology
Course: Immunology
:  Barbara R. Biglan, Chatham University

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Barbara Biglan
Associate Professor of Education
Course: Environmental Health Issues
:  Debby Walser-Kuntz, Carleton College

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
Winona Somervill
Professor of Sociology
Course: Political Sociology
:  Milton Moreland, Rhodes College

Drew University, Madison, NJ
Jennifer Olmsted
Associate Professor of Economics
Course: Political Economy of Non-Profits
:  Matthew Broda, The College of Wooster

Earlham College, Richmond, IN
B. Welling Hall
Professor of Politics and International Studies; Plowshares Professor of Peace Studies
Course: Civic Engagement Toolkit for Legislative Process
Peer:  Ben Berger, Swarthmore College

Elon University, Elon, NC
Brian Nienhaus
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Course: Business and Sustainability
:  Mary L. Lo Re, Wagner College

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Christopher Tinson
Assistant Professor of African American Studies
Course: What is Africa to Me? Black Diasporic Encounters
Peer:  Laura Y. Liu, The New School

Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Lisa Leitz
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Course: Gender and Sexuality
Peer:  Emily W. Kane, Bates College

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Margaret (Molly) Olsen
Associate Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies
Course: Cultural Survival: Resisting the Legacy of Colonialism in the Americas
:  Erich Steinman, Pitzer College

Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Melvinia Turner King
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies & Interim Executive Director of Leadership Center
Course: Leadership and Civic Engagement
:  Maura MacNeil, New England College

New England College, Henniker, NH
Maura MacNeil
Professor of Writing
Course: Exploring Community in Our Towns: The New Hampshire Town Meeting
(Co-taught with Inez McDermott, Associate Professor of Art History)
Peer:  Melvinia Turner King, Morehouse College

The New School, New York, NY
Laura Y. Liu
Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
Course:Immigrant Communities in the City
Peer:  Christopher Tinson, Hampshire College

Pace University, New York, NY
Seong-Jae Min
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Course:Citizen Journalism and Deliberation
Peer:  Paula McKenzie, Bethune-Cookman University

Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Erich Steinman
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Course:Colonialism, Racialization, and Renewal: Indian Nations of Southern California
Peer:  Margaret (Molly) Olsen, Macalester College

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Milton Moreland
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Archaeology
Course:Death, Burial, and the Afterlife: Historical Engagement in Urban Cemeteries
Peer:  Winona Somervill, Dillard University

St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD
Randolph Larsen
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Course:Instrumental Analysis of Oil and the Gulf of Mexico Environment
Peer:  Thomas Eatmon, Jr., Allegheny College

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Monica Melton
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
Course:Gender and Health in Cross Cultural Perspective
Peer:  Linda Strong-Leek, Berea College

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Ben Berger
Associate Professor of Political Science
Course: Democratic Theory and Practice
Peer:  B. Welling Hall, Earlham College

Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Domenick Scudera

Professor of Theater
Course: Community-Based Theater and Civic Engagement
Peer:  Marina Barnett, Widener University

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Mary L. Lo Re
Associate Professor of Finance and Chair, Department of Business Administration
Course:Post-Crisis Housing on Staten Island
Peer:  Brian Nienhaus, Elon University

Widener University, Chester, PA
Marina Barnett
Associate Professor of Social Work
Course:Organization and Community Intervention
Peer:  Domenick Scudera, Ursinus College

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Matthew Broda
Assistant Professor of Education
Course:Issues in Education
Peer:  Jennifer Olmsted, Drew University