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Leadership

Steering Committee

Karen Oehme
Chair Academic Resilience Consortium
Director, Institute for Family Violence Studies
Florida State University
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Amber Douglas
Vice Chair, Academic Resilience Consortium
Dean of Studies & Director, Office of Student Success and Advising
Associate Professor of Psychology
Mount Holyoke College
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Judit Torok
Treasurer, Academic Resilience Consortium
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Pratt Institute
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Margaret Mbindyo
Secretary, Academic Resilience Consortium
Assistant Professor/Academic Advisor
Millersville University
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Leadership Council

Ashley Hufnagle
Third Year Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Caroline Umeda
Assistant Professor
Dominican University of California

Jennifer Bokaer-Smith
Senior Associate Director, Learning Strategies Center
Cornell University

Jessica Bacal
Director, Integrative & Reflective Practices, Director of The Narratives Project
Smith College

Jessica Gifford
Founder
Well Student

Josh Eyler
Director of Faculty Development
Director of ThinkForward Quality Enhancement Plan
Faculty in the Department of Writing & Rhetoric
University of Mississippi

Laura Johnson
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Advising
Boston University

Myrna Cohen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Paul Furtaw
Psychologist
Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine

Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Health and Wellness Center
University of Toronto

Tyheem Cooper
PhD Student
Indiana State University

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Dear ARC Friends and Colleagues,

All of us have been affected, personally and professionally, by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the heightened awareness and activism emerging in the US and around the world in response to incidents of racism and violence. These are times that call for extraordinary resilience on the part of our students, ourselves, our institutions, and our society.

The Academic Resilience Consortium stands with Black Lives Matter to oppose systemic racism, to grieve for victims of racial violence and police brutality, and to achieve justice and equity.

We send you courage and hope as we all navigate these waters, engage our resilience, and create new ways to care for ourselves and others.

- Abigail, Adina, Myrna, and Nic
ARC Steering Committee