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Clinton Stockwell, Vice Chair

Clinton joined EJC’s board in 2014. Throughout his carer, he has linked sociology; urban politics; and urban planning; with American culture, including contemporary literary interpretations of society. For the past 30 years, he has been involved in organizations that have an urban focus, including the former Urban Training Institute (New Orleans) (1978-1980); the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, or SCUPE (1981-1984); the Institute for the Church in Urban Industrial Society, where he served as Director (1986-1988); the Chicago Center for Public Ministry (1988-1992); and faculty and Director of Chicago Semester from 1992-2014.

Clinton has taught urban-related courses at Trinity International University, North Park University, Loyola University of Chicago, National Louis University, and SCUPE. He teamed with Pam and Lan of Eco-Justice Collaborative to teach an intensive, experiential course on Eco-Justice and Sustainable Cities through SCUPE (2010- 2014).

Clinton also has edited or written articles in ten different books, and authored nearly one hundred articles, encyclopedia entries, bibliographies, or self-published research projects on themes of urban social justice and on the city.His focus in the interface between academic study; community organizing; and advocacy for public policy, including sustainable environmental and ecological perspectives, led him to both participate and support the Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago events carried out by EJC.