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PAUL N.

MARKHAM

INSTITUTE FOR CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

BACKGROUND SUMMARY HIGHER ED WORK EXPERIENCE


This abbreviated CV hightlights my experience in higher education. In addition to my time in academia, I also have administrative experience in industrial and non-profit sectors. My experience and accomplishments include: Overseeing annual budgets up to $3,000,000. Creating an academic unit focused on civic learning and engagement. Leading regional efforts to coordinate statewide Stewardship Program. Co-authoring Kentuckys first Civic Health Index report. Partnering with KYs Secretary of State to create KY Civic Health Initiative. Creating Public Achievement of Kentucky (youth civic learning initiative). Working with state and federal officials to shape civic engagement policy. Designing core curriculum based on the AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes. Serving a organizing role in the American Commonwealth Partnership.

WKU Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility


Bowling Green, KY, 2008 - Current CO-FOUNDER AND CO-DIRECTOR Organized and lead an affiliation of administrators, faculty, students, and staff committed to promoting the development of civic knowledge, skills, and values essential to building a healthy and sustainable society. This work includes extensive curricular and co-curricular efforts, which builds capacity across academic disciplines in partnership with community stakeholders. www.wku.edu/icsr

Honors College at WKU

Bowling Green, KY, 2010 - Current ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Lead efforts to develop and deliever an interdisciplinary Citizen and Self core curriculum focused on equipping students with vital critical thinking and problem solving skills. Outcomes are based on academic performance and practical community engagement. www.wku.edu/honors

Western Kentucky University


Bowling Green, KY, 2007 - Current REGIONAL STEWARDSHIP LEAD Coordinate regional and statewide efforts to promote economic development, livable communities, social inclusion, creative governance, and civic participation through university and community partnerships. www.cpe.ky.gov/policies/budget/ reg_steward_program.htm

WKU ALIVE Center

Bowling Green, KY, 2007 - 2010 DIRECTOR Led the process of transitioning WKUs ALIVE Center for information referral and volunteerism to the Center for Community Partnerships, which builds capacity for public problem solving by initiating and facilitating partnerships between university, non-profit, business, and faith-based organizations - included the development of a robust service-learning program. www.wku.edu/alive

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Frankfort, KY, 2009 ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP Selected as one of five faculty fellows across the Commonwealth to participate in an intensive 5-month program to equip educational administrators with knowledge of policy initatives focused on college readiness, student success, research, economic and community development, and efficiency and innovation. www.cpe.ky.gov

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2010-present, Affliliated Graduate Faculty, Religious Studies, WKU 2007-2010, Adjunct Professor of Philosophical Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary 2006-2009, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy & Religion, WKU 2008-2009, Assistant Professor, University College, WKU 2007, Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University

Democracy has to be born anew in every generation, and education is its midwife - John Dewey
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PHONE 270.303.0097

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paul.markham@wku.edu

www.paulnmarkham.com

ADDRESS 516

Sumpter Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101

PAUL N. MARKHAM
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Philosophical Theology
2006 Durham University, UK Community and moral formation

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SPECIALIZATION
M.A., Sociology
Public Work and Civic Agency civic skills and education collaboration and culture change participatory research methods in public problem solving Religion in Public Life religious communities as agent of community organizing and development moral formation within community 2010 Western Kentucky University Civic action, research methods (Thesis pending)

M.A., Theology

2002 Asbury Theological Seminary Social ethics

B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology

1997 Western Kentucky University Industrial Technology (minor)

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
American Commonwealth Partnership
Washington DC, 2011 - Current SENIOR ADVISOR, STEERING COMMITTEE Assist a broad alliance of partners in work to deepen the civic identity of educational institutions. www.civicyouth.org/democracyu

Kentucky Advocates for Civic Education


Frankfort, KY, 2010 - Current BOARD OF DIRECTORS Collaborate with community leaders and elected officials to strengthen civic education and participation across Kentucky. http://civics.ky.gov

New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good


Oak Ridge, TN, 2010 - Current NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD Advise the NEP on issues related to faith-based organizing and social activism of young people ages 18-35. www.newevangelicalpartnership.org

Kettering Foundation

Dayton, OH, 2010 WORKGROUP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY Participated in collaborative sessions to identify best practices in building relationships between universities and communities. www.kettering.org

CIRCLE

Medford, MA, 2010 CIVIC SKILLS AND FEDERAL POLICY WORKGROUP Participated in workgroup of scholars, civic leaders, and federal officials to develop a federal policy agenda for civic skills. www.classroomlaw.org/files/Civic-Skillsand-Federal-Policy_final.pdf

Kentucky Campus Compact


Highland Heights, KY, 2008 - 2009 ADVISORY BOARD Advise the KYCC on issues related to civic skill building and training for faculty seeking to implement community-based learning. http://kycompact.nku.edu

Strengthening Our Nations Democracy


Washington DC, 2009 - 2010 WORKGROUP, CO-CHAIR Collaborated with team of national civic leaders to put forward a series of action steps to strengthen citizen participation. www.everyday-democracy.org//admin/Document.95.aspx
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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education


Frankfort, KY, 2008 ADULT LEARNING POLICY WORKGROUP Worked with educators and legislators to create a set of policy recommendations to strengthen adult learning in Kentucky. http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/academicinit/adult_learner.htm
ADDRESS 516

paul.markham@wku.edu

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www.paulnmarkham.com

Sumpter Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101

PAUL N. MARKHAM
MY SCHOLARSHIP
I am, by nature and experience, an interdisciplinary scholar. My focus is on contributing to the emerging field and discipline of Civic Studies. I work with academics and practitioners to better understand and promote robust citizenship. In accord with the Civic Studies community, I understand citizenship as a distinctive civic ideal and set of practices involving civic agency and collaborative public work. I am committed to bringing academic and practical insights to bear in situations where communities are essential stakeholders and co-creators of public goods and knowledge. I see scholarship as extending beyond my writing to involve the ways that I apply my professional knowledge in the public arena. My academic contributions have been in the area of religion in public life as well as related publications focusing on civic agency. Although my publications span a wide audience, my focus remains consistent as an effort to understand effective civic action and promote environments that encourage it. This exploration extends from studies of neuroscience and related effects on individual agency to the study of community and the ways individuals collaborate for collective action.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
ARTICLES BOOKS REPORTS
Did I Teach Them That?: The Implicit Power of Democratic Education
Journal of College and Character, in process, (co-authored)

You Dont Know Where Youre Going Until Youre on Youre Way There: Why Public Work Matters
The Journal for Civic Commitment, 2011, vol. 17, pp. 1-17

Searching for a New Story: The Possibility of a New Evangelical Movement in the United States
Journal of Religion and Society, 2010, vol. 12, pp. 1-22

A Theology that Works: New Evangelicals and the Common Good


In Gushee, David and Steven Martin (eds.), A New Evangelical Manifesto: A Kingdom Vision for the Common Good, (Atlanta: Chalice Press, forthcoming)

Rewired: Exploring Religious Conversion


Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007

Shaping Kentuckys Future Together: 2011 Kentucky Civic Health Index Report (co-authored)
Washington, DC: National Conference on Citizenship, 2012

Working Together to Strengthen our Nations Democracy: Ten Recommendations (public skills section)
Washington, DC: Campaign for Stronger Democracy, 2009

Scholarly Objectives
Contribute to the field of Civic Studies as a Public Scholar and civic engagement practicitioner. Work with partners in and outside of academia to strengthen civic agency of students K-16. Expand the public dimension of scholarship to emphasize the role of community in processes and outcomes.

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Peer-reviewed feature article on neuroscience and moral formation Numerous reviews with an emphasis on ethics, religious studies, and political theology Popular press focused on citizenship and collective action (e.g. Huffington Post) Local publications promoting civic engagment and student development

PHONE 270.303.0097

EMAIL

paul.markham@wku.edu

URL

www.paulnmarkham.com

ADDRESS 516

Sumpter Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101

PAUL N. MARKHAM

INSTITUTE FOR CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


Changing Lives, Changing Communities
For Democracys Future (2012) White House, Washington DC

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Remembering Our Roots: Reclaiming a Civic Mission at Western Kentucky University


Civic Agency Institute (2009) Minneapolis, MN

We the People Return of the Citizen-Voter


American Democracy Project - Civic Agency Initiative (2010) Washington DC

From the Sublime to the Sordid: Building an Honors College Core Curriculum

Exploring the Evangelical Center: The Future of Religious Progressives and Social Activism
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2009) Denver, CO

National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Meeting (2010) Kansas City, MO

What Next?: Finding the Building Blocks of Culture Change

Educating for Culture Change

American Democracy Project Annual Meeting (2009) Baltimore, MD

American Democracy Project Annual Meeting (2010) Providence, RI

A Grassroots Approach to Personal and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Political Engagement and Civic Agency


American Democracy Project Annual Meeting (2009) Baltimore, MD

5th Annual International Civic Education Conference (2009) Nashville, TN

STATE
Promoting Civic Health in Kentucky
50th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association (2011) Bowling Green, KY

LOCAL
The Civic Promise of Higher Education: Reclaiming Our Public Narrative Sustainability and Civic Education
WKU Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Conference (2010) Bowling Green, KY Educational Administration and Leadership Seminar (2011) Bowling Green, KY

Town & Gown: University and Community Engagement

The University-Neighborhood Connection (2011) Lexington, KY

Taking Civic Education Seriously: The Promise of and Challenges to Civic Agency
Kentucky Engagement Conference (2010) Louisville, KY

Moving Beyond Service-Learning: The Civic Agency Challenge


Semester at Sea Training Conference (2009) Bowling Green, KY

Weaving Student Engagement into the Curriculum


Kentucky Engagement Conference (2009) Erlanger, KY

Community-Based Research in Meeting Regional Needs

Community Partnership Faculty Training Seminar (2007) Bowling Green, KY

PHONE 270.303.0097

EMAIL

paul.markham@wku.edu

URL

www.paulnmarkham.com

ADDRESS 516

Sumpter Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101

PAUL N. MARKHAM
MY LEADERSHIP & TEACHING
My leadership approach is based on the civic agency and public problem solving skills I seek to develop in students. Through extensive study and leadership experience, I focus on building consensus to address common problems. I pay close attention to the assets that every team member brings and empower them to be a key player in finding innovative solutions. In addition to the qualities gained through experience in formal adminstration and financial management, I have developed a strong commitment to growth through effective teamwork and see myself as a motivator and guide to creative problem solving. I believe teaching extends far beyond the classroom. The environments we create dramatically affect the ways in which students learn. I find creative ways of connecting course learning objectives to real life experience. I focus on empowering students to learn academic material, think critically, and see themselves as agents of positive change in a diverse world.

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UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AND TEACHING


DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Led team to develop Citizen and Self core curriculum in WKU Honors College Worked with interdisciplinary faculty to develop M.A. program in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities Secured funding and served as advisor in the development of adult learning outreach initiative Worked with college faculty to redesign Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree (now 5th largest major at WKU) Worked with Provost staff to develop and implement a university-wide Student Engagement Activities Transcript Worked with diverse leadership team to develop WKUs University College of interdisciplinary studies Secured and managed approximately $500k of annually recurring grant funds directed toward regional stewardship

GOVERNANCE
Chair, WKU University Senate Chair, Senate Executive Committee Senator, University College Representative, college and university level curriculum committees

COURSES TAUGHT
PHIL/RELS 323 - Social Ethics ICSR 300 - Public Problem Solving ICSR 301 - Public Achievement HON 301 - Interdisciplinary Service-Learning HON 251 - Citizen and Self ICSR 510 - Perspectives on Social Justice (graduate) ST 501 - Method and Praxis in Theology (graduate)

SUPERVISED RESEARCH
Passing the Salt: How Sharing Meals Creates Community - Rebecca Katz Community-Based Research: Asset-Based Development in a Central KY Hispanic Community - Kathryn Crimm Learning to Talk with An Other: Stories and Thoughts on Community Organizing in a Divided Nation - Greg Capillo Leadership and Civic Engagement in Higher Education - Gary Wiser Leading Student Civic Engagement at Western Kentucky University - Leah Ashwill

PHONE 270.303.0097

EMAIL

paul.markham@wku.edu

URL

www.paulnmarkham.com

ADDRESS 516

Sumpter Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101