- Tiffenia Archie, Ph.D.
- Fernando Chang-Muy, J.D.
- Margie DuBrow, Ph.D.
- Linshuang Lu, M.S.
- Kathleen Morris, M.S.
- Karen L. Proudford, Ph.D.
- Ray Wells, Ph.D.
- Nancie C. Zane, Ph.D.
Dr. Archie has worked in higher education for nearly 25 years, previously serving as the Assistant Academic Dean at Albright College where she also served as an Affirmative Action representative on hiring committees. She also teaches courses in sociology, including Introduction to Sociology; Race and Racism; Race, Class, and Gender; Social Problems and Statistics. She helped design Temple University’s Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership, a collaboration between IDEAL and the College of Education and was in the first co-hort of certificate earners.
Dr. Archie earned her doctorate in Sociology at Temple University (Class of 2003) and also completed facilitator training with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). She attended the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Archie was the 2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Leader in Education Award presented by the Association of Black Women in Higher Education and is currently a member of the Albright College Board of Trustees.
In addition to teaching, he combines his experience in academia and operations, as principal and founder of Solutions International, providing independent management consulting, facilitation and training to philanthropic institutions, non profit organizations and government entities. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, board governance, staff internal communications and performance, and resource development.
He has served as Legal Officer with both the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Program. Before joining the UN, he was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia serving as Director of the Southeast Asian Refugee Project, providing free legal aid to low-income people in Philadelphia. He is also past founding director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, a project of Lutheran Children and Family Services, established to serve newcomers fleeing human rights violations
He serves on the Boards of local public interest organizations, government, and foundations, including the Board of the Merchants Fund, the Wachovia Regional Foundation, and The Philadelphia Awards.In the summer of 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter appointed him as a Commissioner to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He is former Board member of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Coalition. He is author of numerous articles on diverse topics dealing with immigration, public health and management, and is co-editor of the text Social Work and Immigration (NY: Springer Publication) published in October 2008.
Prior to her position at Bryn Mawr College, for 11 years, Margie was the principal consultant in Creative Management Strategies, Inc., a firm which specializes in community planning and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. She has a strong track record of effectively working with executives in public systems and nonprofit agencies and with community leaders to build coalitions focused on community change. Margie earned her doctoral degree in organizational development from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Praxis, Linshuang worked at Nonprofit Finance Fund where she taught workshops and provided consulting services to nonprofits in financial planning, management, and education. She facilitated discussions with senior management on financial strategy, provided board presentations and trainings, developed Excel models, and established other processes to assist clients with financial planning and reporting. Linshuang was also one of the lead developers and writers of the NFF/Guidestar Financial Scan Report. Linshuang holds a Masters of Science in Organization Development from American University.
For the past 25 years, she has worked as a management consultant. She specializes in organization and culture change, strategic organization design, senior team development, executive succession, leadership development, and executive talent training. Her clients have included CEOs, senior teams, and HR executives at a variety of for-profit organizations, including Amerada Hess, Johnson & Johnson, International Paper, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Progress Energy, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Xerox, Corning, and Rohm and Haas. In addition, Kathy has consulted with not-for-profit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The New York Public Theater, Harlem Children’s Zone, Acumen Fund, New York City Ballet and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on issues of leadership, talent assessment and succession planning. Kathy holds an M.S. in organizational behavior from Goddard College and a B.S. in behavioral sciences from Drexel University.
Karen's research and consulting interests focus on group and intergroup dynamics, diversity, and conflict. She has published articles, presented papers and delivered lectures on these topics -- and on the related issues of leadership, organizational growth and change, and motivation -- at academic and professional conferences. Her work has appeared in Group and Organization Management, the Journal of Labor and Employment Law, the Journal of Career Development, The Diversity Factor, International Review of Women and Leadership, Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations: Beyond the Corporate Context, Women & Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change, Diversity Resistance in Organizations, and the Handbook of Workplace Diversity. Karen is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and was named as one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2009, 2013 and 2015.
Ray also serves as the Associate Director for the Philadelphia Institute of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). FAIMER Institutes serve health professions education faculty from developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia who have the potential to play a key role in improving health professions education in their schools. Ray consults for two companies specializing in Appreciative Inquiry - the Corporation for Positive Change and the Company of Experts – and is an adjunct professor in the Organizational Development and Leadership graduate program at St. Joseph’s University. Ray earned his Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University (OH) in student/adult development and his Ph.D. in applied social-psychology from Temple University.
Nancie has taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania for over 15 years focused on organizational diagnosis, group and team dynamics, and strategic thinking and planning. Nancie received a B.S. from Cornell University in criminal justice and community psychology and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in social psychology. She was awarded the Tompkins County Human Rights Award in 1984 for her work in the criminal justice system and the development of the Tompkins County Sexual Abuse Task Force, a multi-disciplinary approach to providing treatment to offenders and survivors while focusing on prevention.