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Richard Knopf

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Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3250
Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3250
Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3250
Biography

Richard C. Knopf, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Partnership for Community Development at Arizona State University and of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University.  He is also a professor of Community Development in the School of Community Resources and Development within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at ASU.   His expertise rests in advancing community quality of life by building innovative inter-generational partnerships among businesses, government, non-profit and community service organizations.  Over the past decade, he has managed investments of over $2.5 million by corporations, government, and local and national foundations in his ASU Centers to promulgate this mission.

Dr. Knopf has authored over 140 publications in community quality of life, including state-of-art reviews.  In recognition of the global and local impact of his work, he was bestowed with the Community Development Achievement Award from the Community Development Society in 2014.  He has also formed partnerships with the work of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and its global “Learning Communities” initiative, and serves on the inaugural steering committee for the Global Age Friendly University Network.   

Much of Dr. Knopf’s teaching and research has focused on the role of community development in life quality enhancement and economic growth.  His specialty areas include:  healthy aging and lifespan development, inter-generational programming, community building, community development theory and practice, community needs and assets assessment, community justice and marginalization, civic engagement and volunteerism, strategic planning and visioning, community well-being, community special events management, regional planning, program evaluation and assessment, non-profit capacity building, organizational marketing and promotions, natural resources policy, university-community partnership formation, grant writing, and public philanthropy.

Prior to coming to Arizona State University, Dr. Knopf served on the faculties of The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Minnesota and Colorado State University.  He also served in research and public policy formation roles in the United States federal government as a senior social scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  In that capacity, he focused on regional planning and community life quality development initiatives.  He carries an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning and Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Dr. Knopf’s passion rests in community service.  He treasures the opportunity to help communities grow into ideal places for all generations to live, work and play.       

Education

B.S., Forestry, The University of Michigan, 1971

M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Michigan, 1972

Ph.D, Natural Resources Policy (Environment and Sustainability), The University of Michigan, 1976 

Publications
  • Pstross, Mikulas, Talmage, Craig A., and Richard C. Knopf. A story about storytelling: enhancement of community participation through catalytic storytelling. Community Development Journal 45(5): 525-538 (2014).
  • General. Older and Artful. ASU Magazine (2013).
  • Paris, Cody., Knopf, Richard C. and Andereck, Kathleen L. Tourism visioning: implementing a primary stakeholder approach. Tourism Review International (2013).
  • Knopf, Richard C (Author) ,Andereck, Kathleen L (Author) . Managing Depreciative Behavior in Natural Settings. Society and Natural Resources: A Summary of Knowledge (2004).
  • Andereck, Kathleen, Knopf, Richard. Exploring the nature of destination drivers. Travel and Tourism Research Association (2004).
  • Andereck, Kathleen, White, David, Knopf, Richard, Virden, Randy. Examining the Concept of Zone-Based Management. Colorado State University (2004).
  • Knopf, Richard, Andereck, Kathleen, Tucker, Karen, Bottomly, Bill, Virden, Randy. Building Connections among Lands, People and Communities: A Case Study of Benefits-Based Management Plan Development for the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. San Francisco State University (2004).
  • Andereck, Kathleen, Evelyn, Ng, Knopf, Richard. Traveler information search: differences between internet users and non-users. Travel and Tourism Research Association (2003).
  • Ng, Evelyn, Andereck, Kathleen, Knopf, Richard. Let your fingers do the clicking: travel planning via the internet. Association of American Geographers (2003).
  • Andereck, Kathleen, Absher, James, Knopf, Richard, Baker, Dwayne, Virden, Randy. The relationship between Communication and Visitor Satisfaction. Indiana University College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (2002).
  • Andereck, Kathleen, Valentine, Karin, Vogt, Christine, Knopf, Richard. Perceptions of Tourism's Impact on Quality of Life Issues. Travel and Tourism Research Association (2001).
  • Knopf, Richard C (Author) ,Absher, James (Author) ,Anderson, Kenneth (Author) ,Baker, Dwayne A (Author) ,Virden, Randy J (Author) ,Hoon Loo, Guat (Author) . Integrating marketing into management: a case study of recreation service delivery by the USDA Forest Service. Book of Abstracts, Eighth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (2000).
  • Talmage, Craig L., Rosemarie Dombroski, Mikulas Pstross, and Richard C. Knopf. We are downtown, you are downtown, I am downtown. (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 451Grant Writing
NLM 565Grant Writing Nonprofit
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 595Continuing Registration
CRD 610Sustainable Communities
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 451Grant Writing
NLM 451Grant Writing
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 565Grant Writing Nonprofit
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 598Special Topics
CRD 610Sustainable Communities
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 451Grant Writing
NLM 451Grant Writing
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 565Grant Writing Nonprofit
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 598Special Topics
CRD 610Sustainable Communities
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 394Special Topics
NLM 451Grant Writing
PRM 451Grant Writing
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 565Grant Writing Nonprofit
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 592Research
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 610Sustainable Communities
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 451Grant Writing
PRM 451Grant Writing
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 565Grant Writing Nonprofit
CRD 592Research
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 690Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Mikulas Pstross, Erika Sung, Marco Mendoza, Craig Talmage, and Richard Knopf. Creating Community Abundance through Service-Learning. Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning, Arizona State University, Glendale, Arizona (Dec 2103).
  • Talmage, C. A., Richard C. Knopf, and Peterson, C. B. Sense of Community: An Indicator of Individual and Community Well-Being in a Lifelong Learning Program. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Pstross, M., Sung, E., Mendoza, M., Talmage, C. A., and Richard C. Knopf. Community Service Learning as a Path to Abundance: Lessons Learned from a Long-Term University-Community Partnership. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Talmage, C. A., and Richard C. Knopf. Involvement in the Associational Community: Assessing Overlooked Indicators of Well-Being. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Talmage, C. A., Peterson, C. B., Pstross, M., and Richard C. Knopf. Punk Rock, Critical Thinking, and Community Development: A History of Expressions of Emancipative Social Capital. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Peterson, C. B., and Richard C. Knopf. (Re)Framing Sustainable Development: An Ecological Posture and Praxis. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Pstross, M., Sung, E., Mendoza, M., Talmage, C.A., and Richard. C. Knopf. Community Service Learning as a Path to Abundance: Lessons Learned from a Long-Term University-Community Partnership. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Talmage, C. A., Pstross, M., Peterson, C. B., and Richard c. Knopf. Three Essential Questions: Discovering the Downtown Phoenix Identity. Community Development Society International Conference, Dubuque, Iowa (Jul 2014).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Invigorating University Lifelong Learning Experiences through Pedagogical Transformation. Strathclyde University Age friendly University Community Forum , Glasgow, Scotland (Jun 2014).
  • Talmage, C. A., Peterson, C. B., Pstross, M., and Richard C. Knopf. Punk Rock, Critical Thinking, and Community Development. International Association for Community Development Conference. Glasgow, Scotland (Jun 2014).
  • Richard C. Knopf. We Are Downtown: One Initiative, Many Expressions. We are Downtown Documentary unveiling, Film Bar, Phoenix, Arizona, (May 2014).
  • Richard C. Knopf. The Power and Importance of Lifelong Learning. One-hour live streamed webinar sponsored by the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network (Archived) (Apr 2014).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Technology and Life-Quality in Age Friendly Communities. All Ages, One Region Conference, Glendale, Arizona (Mar 2014).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Optimal Aging. Fifteen minute interview on local PBS television news show hosted by Ted Simmons (Feb 2014).
  • Mikulas Pstross and Richard C. Knopf. The Balsz Community Scan: A Tool for Helping Children Succeed,. Balsz Elementary School District Board Meeting, December 10, 2013 (Dec 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Building Pathways for Youth Success. Balsz Elementary School District Promise Neighborhood Stakeholder Group, Phoenix, Arizona, (Nov 2013).
  • Craig Talmage, Mikulas Pstross, Richard C. Knopf, Geoffrey Locher, and Karla Burkhart. Lifelong Learning in Metro-City: New Analyses of What’s Trending in Education in the Third Age. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (Oct 2013).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Craig Talmage and Richard C. Knopf. Questions as Catalysts in Stimulating Community Change. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (Oct 2013).
  • Craig Talmage, Mikulas Pstross, and Richard C. knopf. Qualitative Approaches to Indicators of Community Satisfaction. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (Oct 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning, Civic Engagement and Community Building. Verrado Campfire: The Pathway for Successful Aging, Buckeye, Arizona, (Aug 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Fueling Age Friendly University Design Aspirations by Developing a New Paradigm for Lifelong Learning Programs. Age Friendly University Summit, Dublin, Ireland (Aug 2013).
  • Chia-Mei Hsai and Richard C. Knopf. Adaptive Learning Processes in Community Development Efforts in Central Taiwan: The Case of Taichung City. Community Development Society International Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Jul 2013).
  • Craig Talmage, Richard C. Knopf, Mikulas Pstross and Karla Burkhart. Lifelong Learning in the Metro-City: What's Trending in the Third Age. Community Development Society InternatAnnual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Jul 2013).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Craig Talmage and Richard C. Knopf. A Story about Storytelling: Questions as Catalysts for Change. Community Development Society International Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Jul 2013).
  • Craig Talmage and Richard C. Knopf. What if We Could See Satisfaction: A Qualitative Approach to Indicators of Community Satisfaction. Community Development Society International Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Jul 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning as a Factor in Abundant Living. Aging in Place Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, (May 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning and Abundant Aging. Arizona Council on Aging, Office of the Governor, State of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning as a Contributor to the Public Good. Good Living Conference, Avondale, Arizona (Apr 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Action Steps for Advancing Encore Careers,. ASU Symposium on Encore Careers, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Mar 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning and its Role in Human Vitality. Osher lifelong Leraning Symposium, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona (Jan 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Re-Crafting Lifelong Learning Processes to Fuel Abundant Living and Longevity in the Third Age. Symposium on the Future of Aging and Active Adults, Buckeye, Arizona, (Jan 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. The Dynamics of Poverty in Urban Settings. Workshop for Behavioral Health Professionals, PSA Behavioral Health, Phoenix, Arizona (Jan 2013).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Repurposing the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University. 2013 Annual Meeting of The Society, Tempe, Arizona (Jan 2013).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Richard C. Knopf, Craig Talmage. and Richard C. Knopf, Laurie Mook, and Rhonda Phillips. Helping Children and Youth Succeed: Advancing the Avenues for Community Quality of Life Assessment. International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference, Venice, Italy (Nov 2012).
  • Craig Talmage, Mikulas Pstross and Richard C. Knopf. Making the Extraordinary Ordinary: A Fresh Look at Individual Action with Communities. International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Conference, Venice, Italy (Nov 2012).
  • Okvat, Heather, Morris Okum, Mary Davis, Alex Zautra and Richard C. Knopf. A Pilot Study of the Benefits of Traditional and Mindful Community Gardening for Healthy Aging Among Older Adults. 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Budapest, Hungary (Aug 2012).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Richard C. Knopf, Craig Talmage and Kendra Smith. Striving for Success: Promoting K-12 Success through Research, Community, and Action. Annual Meetings, Community Development Society International, Cincinnati, Ohio (Jul 2012).
  • Craig Talmage, Mikulas Pstross, and Richard C. Knopf. Enriching the Youth in Our Community: How Do We Do It?. Annual Meetings of the Community Development Society International, Cincinnati, Ohio, (Jul 2012).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Richard C. Knopf, Craig Talmage and Kendra Smith. Striving for Success: Promoting K-12 Success through Research, Community, and Action. Annual Meetings, Community Development Society International, Cincinnati, Ohio (Jul 2012).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Lifelong Learning and Abundant Living, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University. Live Radio Broadcast (60 Minutes), Clear Channel Radio Show "Senior Focus", June 2, 2012 (Jun 2012).
  • Cody Paris and Richard C. Knopf. Understanding Community Resilience through Tourism: Development of the "Tourism for Healthy Communities Model". Tourism Peace and Progress: a Global Conference on Peace and Tourism, Amman, Jordon (Nov 2011).
  • Mikulas Pstross, Richard C. Knopf and Cody Paris. Seeking the Splendorous Rainbow of the Future: Empowering Parents to Transform the Educational Futures of their Children. International Conf. on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Dubai, UAE (Nov 2011).
  • Cody Paris and Richard C. Knopf. Mobilities/Immobilities of Capital in the Healthy Communities Model. 8th Annual Conference of International Association on History, Traffic and Mobility, Delhi, India (Dec 2010).
  • Richard C. Knopf. A Civil Conversation about Poverty and Hunger in Arizona. Morrison Institute for Policy Community Conversation Series, Phoenix, Arizona (Dec 2010).
  • Knopf, Richard C., Cody Paris, and Joyce Lopez-Powell. The "Healthy Communities Model" – A Tool for Maximizing Community Resiliency. Annual Conference of Community Development Society International, New orleans, Louisiana (Jul 2010).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Demystifying Program Evaluation through Easy Self-Study: A Resource Guide. Third Annual Nonprofit Business Summit, Phoenix, Arizona (Apr 2010).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Building Resilient Communities through Social Capital Development. Verrado Leadership Class V Retreat, Buckeye, Arizona (Feb 2010).
  • Richard C. Knopf. Building a Strategic Vision for Flourishing in an Era of Shrinking Resources. Strategic Board Retreat of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Arizona City, Arizona (Feb 2010).
  • Knopf, Richard, Burk, John. Development of a Community Human Services Planning Model. West Valley Summit: Gathering the Voices of the Community -- Mobilizing the West Valley and Improving Lives. Phoenix, Arizona (Mar 2005).
  • Knopf, Richard. Case Examples of Successful Initiatives in Social Entrepreneurship. Conference on Social Entrepreunership (Mar 2005).
  • Knopf, Richard. Are We loving Our Parks to Death?. Sun City Lifelong Learning Academy (Feb 2005).
  • Knopf, Richard. Managing Depreciative Behavior in Natural Settings. 10th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources (Jun 2004).
  • Knopf, Richard, Andereck, Kathleen. Exploring the Nature of Destination Drivers. 35th Annual Meeting of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (Jun 2004).
  • Knopf, Richard. Building Connections among Lands, People and Communities: A Case Study of Benefits-Based Management Plan Development for the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Social Aspects of Recreation Research Conference (Feb 2004).
  • Knopf, Richard, Absher, James. A Comparison of Two Management-Focused Surveys of Environmental Volunteers. 32nd Annual Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Knopf, Richard, Andereck, Kathleen. Traveler Information Search: Differences Between Internet Users and Non-Users. 34th Annual Meeting of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, St. Louis, Missouri (Jun 2003).
  • Knopf, Richard, Nig, Evelyn. Let your Fingers do the Clicking: Travel Planning via the Internet. 99th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisianna (Mar 2003).
  • Knopf, Richard. Developing Public Lands for Ethnic and Racial Diversity: A Case Study of Recreation Service Delivery by the USDA Forest Service. 9th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, Bloomington, Indiana (Jun 2002).
  • Knopf, Richard. The Relationship between Communication and Visitor Satisfaction. 9th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, Bloomington, Indiana (Jun 2002).
  • Knopf, Richard, Messer, Cynthia. The Role of Recreation Amenities and Services in Community Tourism Development. 54th Annual Conference of the Minnesota Parks and Recreation Association, Duluth, Minnesota (Nov 2001).
  • Knopf, Richard, Anderneck, Kathleen. Perceptions of Tourism's Impact on Quality of Life. 32nd Annual Conference of The Travel and Tourism Research Association, Ft. Meyers, Florida (Jun 2001).
  • Knopf, Richard, Baker, Dwayne. Integrating Marketing into Management: A Case Study of Recreation Service Delivery by the USDA Forest Service. Eighth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Bellingham, Washington (Jun 2000).
  • Knopf, Richard, Virden, Randy. Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Management. Short Course on Outdoor Recreation Management 8300-10 ), U.S.D
  • Knopf, Richard. Enhancing Customer Service Delivery for Revenue Generation in Non-Profit Organizations.
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige, Hamilton, Lynn, Longwood, John. Forming a Faith-Based and Non-Profit Response. Summit II: Serving Low Income and Homeless Populations Community Conference
  • Knopf, Richard. The Role of Marketing in Special Events Management Workshop. Certified Festival Management Training Conference
  • Knopf, Richard. Social Science Applications in Recreation Resource Management. Fourth Social Aspects of Recreation Research Symposium
  • Knopf, Richard, Andereck, Kathleen. Examining the Concept of Zone-Based Management. 10th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources
  • Knopf, Richard. Issues in Private-Commercial Permit Allocations for Outdoor Recreation Access: A National Perspective.
  • Knopf, Richard, Virden, Randy. Social Aspects of Outdoor Recreation Management. Short Course on Outdoor Recreation Management 8300-10 U.S.D.I. National Training Center
  • Knopf, Richard. Developing Effective Grant Writing Skills in Human Services Organizations.
  • Knopf, Richard. The Funding Environment for West Valley Human Services Organizations. West Valley Resource Network Forum No. 2
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige. West Valley Community Leaders Meeting on Human Services Funding Initiatives
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige. Developing Self-Sustaining Components for your Non-Profit or Government Agency – Implementing Best Practices from the Social Enterprise Literature. Changing Communities, Changing Lives: Partnerships and Possibilities, Governor’s Conference on Community Action and Food Bank Programs
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige, Hamilton, Lynn. Forming a Faith-Based and Non-Profit Response. Summit on Serving Low Income and Homeless Populations Community Conference
  • Knopf, Richard. The Long Road Home: What Can be Done for Refugees Both Here and Abroad Workshop
  • Knopf, Richard. Grant Writing for Low Income and Homeless Population Services. Summit III: Serving Low Income and Homeless Populations: Forming a Faith-Based and Non-Profit Response
  • Knopf, Richard. How to Sell an Idea to a Federal Program Officer. Arizona State University Office of Sponsored Projects Faculty Development Series
  • Knopf, Richard. What Individuals Can Do to Assist in Refugee Resettlement. Arizona Town Hall on Refugee Issues
  • Knopf, Richard, DiMare, Lesley, Garrett, Paige, Miller, Rick. Marketing an Urban Action Program to Internal and External Constituencies.
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige. Strategies for Collaboration Building in Human Services Enterprises Workshop
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige, Hamilton, Lynn, Longwood, John. Forming a Faith-Based and Non-Profit Response. Summit III: Serving Low Income and Homeless Populations: Community Conference
  • Knopf, Richard, Thomas, Paige, Hamilton, Lynn, Longwood, John. Forming a Faith-Based and Non-Profit Response. Summit IV: Community Conference on Low Income and Homeless Populations
  • Knopf, Richard. Community Development Models for Rapidly Growing Metropolitan Areas. Town of Buckeye Issues Forum
Service
  • Banner Sun Health Research Institute Center for Healthy Aging, Project Team Researcher -- Longevity Study: Learning from our Elders (2014 - Present)
  • Age Friendly University Initiative, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Phoenix Central Village Advisory Council, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Foothills Community Foundation, Technical Advisor, Citizen Research Project (2014 - Present)
  • International Association of Community Development, Member (2014 - Present)
  • We are Downtown Project (City of Phoenix), Technical Advisor and ASU Faculty Mentor (2013 - Present)
  • Maricopa Association of Governments, Manager, Lifelong Learning Blog Site (2013 - Present)
  • Abundant Living and Longevity Series, Chair (2013 - Present)
  • Age Friendly University Initiative, Global Task Force Steering Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, 2013 – present., Member, Steering Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Laura Danieli Senior Center, Salvation Army, Technical Advisor and ASU Community Partnership Mentor (2012 - Present)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Graduate Seminar Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Experience Matters, Advisory Council Member (2012 - Present)
  • Maricopa Association of Governments Age-Friendly Network, Advisory Council Member (2012 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Development Committee, Chair (2011 - Present)
  • Balsz Promise Neighborhood Community Stakeholder Team, Member (2011 - Present)
  • CityServe Arizona, Boord of Directors Member (2011 - Present)
  • University-Community Partnerships for Social Action Research, Collaborating Partner (2011 - Present)
  • School of Public Affairs, Faculty Affiliate (2010 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University, Director (2010 - Present)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona Council for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Co-Chair (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Resiliency Solutions Group, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Partnership for Community Development, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Community Development Society, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Community Initiatives, Associate Dean (2006 - Present)
  • Leadership West, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Leadership West, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, and Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Greater Western States Travel and Tourism Research Association, Member (2005 - Present)
  • City of Surprise Economic Advisory Council, Technical Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, Arizona Department of Economic Security Service Integration Initiative, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, West Valley Human Services Alliance, Member (2005 - Present)
  • United Phoenix Firefighters Union Firestar Project, Technical Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty, ASU Center for Non-Profit Management and Leadership, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Glendale Human Services Council, Inc, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Ministries of the Southwest, Member (2004 - Present)
  • By-Laws Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Community Steering Committee, ASU Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Search Committee for Assistant Professor (2004 - Present)
  • Juntos Podemos Community Development Team, City of El Mirage, Technical Advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Maricopa Association of Governments Victim Services Task Force, Technical Advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Partnership for Community Development, Director (2004 - Present)
  • Personnel and Academic Standards Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • Victim Services Task Force, Maricopa Association of Governments, Technical Advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Helping Hands for Single Moms - Arizona, Board of Directors Member (2003 - Present)
  • Advisory Council, Arizona Parenting Alliance, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree, College Advisor (2003 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Helping Hands for Single Moms, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Trail Foundation, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, West Valley Human Service Coalition on Low Income and Homeless Populations, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, West Valley Resource Coalition, Member (2003 - Present)
  • ASUW United Way Campaign, Chair (2002 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Juvenile Alternatives in Glendale, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Prehab of Arizona Family Builders, West Valley, Member (2002 - Present)
  • ASUW Bachelor of Applied Science Degree CHS Concentration Candidates, College Advisor (2001 - Present)
  • Scottsdale Community College, College Hospitality-Related Program Development Initiatives (2001 - Present)
  • Scottsdale Community College hospitality-related program development initiatives (tourism concentration, club management), Representative (2001 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty Advisory Group, Gerontology Program, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program, Steering Committee (2000 - Present)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Faculty Associate (2000 - Present)
  • International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Forest Recreation, Landscape Planning, and Nature Conservation Subject Group, Member (2000 - Present)
  • National Recreation and Park Association, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Society of Park and Recreation Educators, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Faculty Associate (1983 - Present)
  • International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Landscape Planning Subject Group, Member (1980 - Present)
  • ASU Magazine, Public vignette feature in ASU Magazine 16(4): 42-44 (Older and Artful) (2013 - 2103)
  • Helping Hands for Single Moms, Advisory Committtee Member (2012 - 2102)
  • SCRD Strategic Planning Committee, Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • Arizona Indicators Project, and Manager of Human Services Indicator Domain, Technical Advisor and Manage of Human Services Indicator Domain (2009 - 2014)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Graduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Greater Phoenix Firefighters Union Firestar Project (advising on the shaping of investments in Valley of the Sun United Way investments in community development programs),, Technical Advisor (2009 - 2014)
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Community Development, Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • ASU Magazine, Public vignette feature in ASU Magazine 17(3): 34-35 (Ensuring Cultivated Minds Flourish) (2014 - 2014)
  • President Crow’s Age Friendly University Delegation, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Community Development, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Maricopa Association of Governments, Manager, Lifelong Learning Blog Site (2013 - 2013)
  • Abundant Living and Longevity Series, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Age Friendly University Initiative, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Age Friendly University Initiative, Global Task Force Steering Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, 2013 – present., Member, Steering Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Helping Hands for Single Moms, Board of Directors Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Laura Danieli Senior Center, Salvation Army, 2012 – present., Technical Advisor and ASU Faculty Mentor (2012 - 2013)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Graduate Seminar Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Experience Matters, Advisory Council Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness and Sustainability (Em-Peace-LABS), Member, Advisory Committee (2012 - 2013)
  • Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness and Sustainability (Em-Peace-LABS),, Collaborating Partner (2012 - 2013)
  • Maricopa Aging in Place Initiative, 2012 – present., Advisory Council Member (2012 - 2013)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Graduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fund Raising Board, Member (Ex-Officio) (2011 - 2013)
  • Balsz Promise Neighborhood Community Stakeholder Team, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • CityServe Arizona, Boord of Directors Member (2011 - 2013)
  • University-Community Partnerships for Social Action Research, Collaborating Partner (2011 - 2013)
  • School of Public Affairs, Faculty Affiliate, School of Public Affairs, 2010-present (2010 - 2013)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University, Director (2010 - 2013)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Chair (2009 - 2013)
  • Arizona Indicators Project, Technical Advisor and Manage of Human Services Indicator Domain (2009 - 2013)
  • Arizona Indicators Project, and Manager of Human Services Indicator Domain, Technical Advisor and Manage of Human Services Indicator Domain (2009 - 2013)
  • Greater Phoenix Firefighters Union Firestar Project (advising on the shaping of investments in Valley of the Sun United Way investments in community development programs),, Technical Advisor (2009 - 2013)
  • Arizona Council for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Co-Chair (2009 - 2013)
  • ASU Resiliency Solutions Group, Member (2008 - 2013)
  • Partnership for Community Development, Director (2008 - 2013)
  • Community Development Society, Member (2007 - 2013)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member (2006 - 2013)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member (2006 - 2013)
  • Leadership West, Member (2005 - 2013)
  • Leadership West, Member (2005 - 2013)
  • Leadership West, Member (2005 - 2013)
  • Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, Member (2003 - 2013)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Faculty Associate (1983 - 2013)
  • International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Landscape Planning Subject Group, Member (1980 - 2013)
  • President Crow’s Gold Medal for Social Embeddedness Advisory Panel (2010-2013)., Member (2010 - 2013)
  • College of Public Programs Grievance Committee, member (2009 - 2013)
  • Phoenix Central City South Neighborhood Advocacy Board, Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • National Recreation and Park Association, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Society of Park and Recreation Educators, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security Municipal Human Services Provider Network, Member (2009 - 2012)
  • Social Innovation and Community Development Research Cluster, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • City of Phoenix Redfields to Greenfields Project, 2010-2011., Technical Advisor (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, and Member, Fund Development Committee, Community Information and Referral, 2010-2011., Board of Directors Member, and Member, Fund Development Committee, (2009 - 2011)
  • Connecting to Serve, Board of Directors Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Board of Directors Member and Chair, Fund Development Committee (2004 - 2011)
  • Helping Hands for Single Moms, Board of Directors Member (2003 - 2011)
  • Maricopa County Trail Foundation, Vice President and Board of Directors Member (2003 - 2011)
  • Valley of the Sun United Way Strategic Visioning for Neighborhood Health and Safety Initiative, Technical Advisor, (2011 - 2011)
  • International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,, Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • College of Public Programs Grievance Committee, 2009-2011, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • School of Community Resources and Development Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • International Leadership Summit, Sias International University, Xinzheng City, Henan Province, China, Program Advisor (2010 - 2011)
  • Benevolence and Beyond Summit, Arizona Department of Economic Security and West Valley Human Services Alliance, Facilitator (2010 - 2011)
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA El Mirage Community Campus Project, Technical Advisor (2010 - 2010)
  • Marley Park Community Assembly, Surprise, Arizona (management of Marley Park Leadership program), 2009-2010., Technical Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  • Arizona Community Action Association Changing Faces of Poverty Regional Workshops: Pinal, Pima , Yavapai, Coconino, Gila, Apache, Navajo, Maricopa, Yuma Counties., Technical Consultant (2009 - 2010)
  • Golden Gate Community Firestar Steering Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Task Force Curriculum Review, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Administrative Assistant, Search Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • Human Services Task Force, City of Phoenix Bond Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee for Program Coordinator Senior, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • West Valley Interfaith Council, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • City of Peoria Public Library, Life Options for Mature Adults Program, Advisory Partner (2004 - 2005)
  • Community Steering Committee, Social Entrepreneurship Conference, March 3-4, Phoenix, Arizona, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Steering Committee, West Valley Scan (Valley of the Sun United Way), Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Advisory Board, West Valley Community Initiatives Council (Advisory to State of Arizona Department of Economic Security), Member (2003 - 2005)
  • College of Human Services, Search Committee for Dean (2003 - 2005)
  • Board of Directors, Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, Arizona, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • West Valley Advisory Board to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Fletcher Library Dean's Post-Audit Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Search Committee for Administrative Assistant, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Search Committee for Program Coordinator, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • U.S.D.I. National Park Service Alaskan Overflight Study, Technical Advisor (2004 - 2004)
  • Advisory Board, Maricopa Mototrax, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona Office of Tourism, Member, Teamwork for Effective Arizona Marketing Committee, (2003 - 2004)
  • Board of Directors, Leadership West, Technical Advisor (2003 - 2004)
  • West Valley Coordinating Council for Domestic Violence, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona Office of Tourism Community Development Grant Program, Technical Reviewer (2002 - 2004)
  • Board of Directors, Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Technical Adivor (2003 - 2003)
  • City of Glendale Public Library, Life Options for Mature Adults Program, Advisory Partner (2003 - 2003)
  • Planning Board, El Puente Latino/a Leadership Conference, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Post-Tenure Review Audit Committee, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Race for the Cure Student Planning Team, Faculty Advisor (2003 - 2003)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Ownership Fair, Technical Advisor (2003 - 2003)
  • By-Law Committee, Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Partnership for Community Development, Interim Director (2002 - 2003)
  • ASU West Grant Faculty Writing Technical Assistance Program, Lead Instructor (2003)
  • ASUW, Ombudsperson Committee (2000 - 2002)
  • ASUW, Personal Committee (2000 - 2002)
  • By-Law Committee, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • Campus Continous Improvement Committee, Chair (2000 - 2002)
  • Honorary Degree Program, Committee (2000 - 2002)
  • University of Minnesota Tourism Center, Faculty Affiliate (2001 - 2001)
  • ASU United Way Campaigns, Executive Committee (2000 - 2001)
  • Benefits-Based Management Training Initiative, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Office, Technical Advisor (2000 - 2001)
  • Marketing Resource Group, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Washington Office, Chief's Office, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Northwest Valley Community Council Multi-Service Center Planning Process, Technical Evaluator (2000 - 2001)
  • ASUW Masters in Urban Studies Planning Process, Representative (2000 - 2000)
  • Arizona Hospitality Articulation Task Force, ASU West, Representative (2000 - 2000)
  • City of Chandler Parks and Recreation Master Planning Process, Consultant (2000 - 2000)
  • College of Human Services, Diversity Task Force (2000 - 2000)
  • College of Human Services, Personal Committee (2000 - 2000)