John Vogelsang, PhD, Director,
has been working for over thirty-eight years in the areas of organizational transitions and restructuring, conflict transformation, participatory evaluation, board development, strategic planning, and small and large group dialogue and deliberation facilitation. He serves as a coach for executive directors, senior management teams, and boards, and he has facilitated numerous board and staff retreats and executive director peer learning groups. He has consulted with social benefit and social change organizations, human service agencies, mental health agencies, community health centers, universities, professional associations, and religious judicatories. Besides being the Director of the Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change, he is also the Director of the Dialogue Project for the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding. For two years, he was a visiting professor of nonprofit and NGO management and organizational conflict at the School for International Training Graduate Institute. For fourteen years he was the associate director of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. He has published many articles, book chapters, and monographs, including Social Catalysts: A Case Study of Fifteen Successful Diversity Focused Funds, a study of the social benefit and social change strategies of ethnic, racial, and gender focused grant makers. He serves as the Editor in Chief of the OD Practitioner
, the quarterly journal of the Organization Development Network. He is also the 2013 recipient of the OD Network Larry Porter Award for his contributions to the field.
Contact Information: John.Vogelsang@qc.cunny.edu
Mark Rosenblum, Director Emeritus,
has combined academic research and policy analysis with direct involvement in Middle East conflict resolution since the 1980s. Professor Rosenblum has lead numerous efforts to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian coexistence: through organizing and moderating international conferences, hosting roundtable discussion series televised in the U.S., and launching an Israeli-Palestinian youth dialogue program. He has received major grants for his Middle East work from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others. Professor Rosenblum has been selected by the Forward Newspaper as one of the 50 most influential American Jews. Professor Rosenblum was the winner of the highly regarded presidential award for excellence in teaching from Queens College. Most recently Professor Rosenblum has been named “Scholar in Residence,” and serves as Director of the Ibrahim Queens College Student Scholar Middle East Leadership and Dialogue Program, which includes Saudi Arabia and Israel as bookends to an immersion in Middle East culture and society. The author of numerous scholarly and popular articles on his field of expertise, Professor Rosenblum has appeared as a Middle East analyst on CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Raymond S. Franklin, Director Emeritus, received
his PhD in economics at the University of California, Berkley. His
publications include: American Capitalism: Two Visions; The Political
Economy of Racism; and Shadows of Race and Class. He has written
numerous articles on race, class, and urban issues.
, has been a staff member at Queens College since 1990, and became a full time employee in 1993. She worked with different departments and in the Office of the Provost until landing her "niche" at the Michael Harrington Center in 1995. Starting in 2013, she added providing administrative assistance and event coordination for CERRU to her MHC administrative duties.