Board Members

Board Members 2017-09-20T09:33:40+00:00

SHECP Council 

SHECP Council 

All appointments and elected officers effective September 1, 2017

Rick Axtell, PhD Professor of Religion and College Chaplain, Centre College,

Nina Banks, PhD Associate Professor of Economics, affiliate faculty member in Women and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Bucknell University,

Jay Barth, PhD (Immediate Past Chair, Governing Board) ME & Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor Department of Politics and International Relations,

Harlan Beckley, PhD (Ex. Officio) Executive Director, SHECP,

Kevin Blair, PhD Professor of Social Work Niagara University,

Jill Bouma, PhD (Governing Board), Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, Berea College,

Lauren Bowen, PhD Provost, Juniata College,

Richard Cancelmo (Class of 2018) Portfolio Manager Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc., 

Kim Cosgrove (Class of 2020), Director of PACT’s Therapeutic Nurseries in Baltimore, MD,

James Calvin Davis, PhD (Governing Board) Professor of Religion and Academic Director of Poverty and Privilege, Middlebury College,

Brian Doyle, PhD Director of the Center for Ethical Concerns and Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Marymount University,

Sarah Farmer (Class of 2020), Associate Research Scholar at the Yale University Divinity School,

Margaret Finucane, PhD Associate Professor, Tim Russert Department of Communication & Theatre Arts, John Carroll University,

David Gandolfo, PhD Associate Professor of Philosophy, Furman University,

Kristin Harper Director of Service-Learning, Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action, Birmingham-Southern College,

LTC Meagan Herald Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Virginia Military Institute,

Alan Hull, MD Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs Jones Day Endowed Chair in Medical Education, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Andrew Kumpuris, MD (Class of 2018) Cardiologist, Little Rock, Arkansas,

Julien Mirivel Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, Professor of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock,

Carolyn Newton, PhD Provost, The College of Wooster,

Kelly Nichols (Class of 2020), Principal, Woollard Nichols & Associates, Austin, TX.

Rebecca Todd Peters, Ph. D. (Chair, Governing Board) Professor, Religious Studies, Elon University,

Howard Pickett, PhD (Governing Board) Assistant Professor, Director of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University,

Stephanie R. Rolph, PhD (SHECP Academic Director) Assistant Professor, Department of History Millsaps College,

Stephen J. Scanlan, PhD Associate Professor, Sociology, Ohio University,

Ashley Thompson, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology, Lynchburg College,

Alan Tinkler, PhD (Governing Board) Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Vermont,

Jennifer Warlick, PhD Director, Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame,

Gaynor Yancey, PhD Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University,

Governing Board Members and Officers

Chair: Rebecca Todd Peters, Elon University, 

Vice Chair: Louwanda Evans, Millsaps College,

Immediate Past Chair: Jay Barth, Hendrix College,

Jill Bouma, Berea College, Class of 2020,

Larry Connolly, President, Connolly Family Foundation, Class of 2019,

James Calvin Davis, Middlebury College, Class of 2018,

Connie Snyder Mick, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2019,

Howard Pickett, Washington and Lee University, Class of 2018,

Alan Tinkler, University of Vermont, Class of 2020,

Ex Officio (non-voting members)

Atin Basuchoudhary, Virginia Military Institute, Treasurer (Class of 2020),

Harlan Beckley, Executive Director of SHECP,

Standing Committees

Finance: Alan Tinkler, Chair

Internships: Howard Pickett, Chair

Institutional Liaison: James Calvin Davis, Chair

Nominating: Connie Mick, Chair; Jay Barth (elected); Francile Elrod (elected)

Program: Jill Bouma, Chair

Personnel Committee: Rebecca Todd Petters, Governing Board Chair; Lowanda Evans, Vice Chair of the Governing Board; Jay Barth, Immediate Past Chair of the Council; Alan Tinkler, Finance Committee Chair