Join the new graduate program in Community Leadership at UMBC for an evening to connect with your peers and hear from the directors. Learn about how students can build on the university's strong legacy of community partnerships to address the social justice challenges that many Baltimore communities face.
Join us for this event to bring together current and aspiring community leaders to help build a network of changemakers in the region.Dr. Bev Bickel - Co-Director
Beverly Bickel is a Clinical Associate Professor and Acting Director in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Doctoral Program and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender and Women Studies at UMBC. Her research broadly focuses on the production, exchange, and dissemination of transformational knowledge that supports institutional transformation and changing cultural practices that increase social justice and participatory democracy.Dr. Tyson King-Meadows - Co-Director
Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UMBC. He is also an affiliate of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR), an affiliate of the Department of Public Policy, and a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College. Dr. King-Meadows is particularly interested in exploring the impact of black political engagement, civil rights law, identity group politics, and racial representation on the black socioeconomic condition from the latter twentieth century to present day.Dr. Joby Taylor - Co-Director
Joby Taylor came to Baltimore as a Peaceworker Fellow in 1999 and liked the program and the city so much that he has proudly stayed on, becoming program director in 2003. Joby was born and raised in Miami, Oklahoma, a small town that is also home to eight Native American nations. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa (91-93) helping build an elementary school in the village of Seka Seka, and, as all RPCVs soon find, he learned much more than he gave along the way.