Program Instructors

Michael Fox, Mount Allison University

Dr. Michael Fox has been working in the field of university-community relations, post-secondary teaching, research, and administration for over 40 years. Michael holds an undergraduate honours degree and Master’s degree in housing and urban development from Western University and an education degree and PhD in geography and education from McGill University. His teaching and research have focused on campus-community relations, community planning, and municipal affairs, including a wide range of consultation work on municipal strategic planning processes, town and gown relations committee work, housing issues, and small town economic development and sustainability projects. Michael is an active member of the Town and Gown Association of Ontario and was a long-serving Member of the Board of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA). He is a regular presenter and consultant on his work in university-community relations and he has provided many community-based consultations based on his book entitled Town & Gown: From Conflict to Cooperation. 

Steve Patterson, Mayor, City of Athens, Ohio

Mayor Steve Patterson has lived in Athens since 1998 working as an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at Ohio University until March, 2016 and is currently the Mayor of Athens, Ohio. Mayor Patterson served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard for over 20 years in both the Enlisted (9 years) and Commissioned (14 years) ranks and retired as a Major with the District of Columbia Air Nation Guard 113th Fighter Wing. Mayor Patterson is president of the Town-Gown Association and serves on the Athens County Economic Development Council, the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, the Athens County Foundation, the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC), the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the American Red Cross Ohio South Central Chapter and a member of the Ohio Mayors Alliance. Mayor Patterson also serves as the President for the Mayors Partnership for Progress, Co-Vice Chair for the National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership Council, Athens County Transportation Improvement District, the Athens County Regional Planning Commission, and the Athens City Planning Commission (Chair).

Randall M-J Edouard, Binghamton University

Dr. Randall M-J Edouard came to Binghamton University and to SUNY Broome from Stony Brook University approximately 14 years ago, where he served in many capacities including assistant director, instructional coordinator, tutorial program coordinator, and summer program coordinator of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) among other positions.  Dr. Edouard earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Hofstra University, and he has also earned his doctorate degree in the Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership program in the Education Department in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University. Prior to taking on the role of assistant vice president and dean of students, Edouard was the assistant vice provost for admissions and enrollment management, and before that the director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Binghamton University.  As assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Dr. Edouard developed, implemented and now leads the Binghamton University Town Gown Advisory Board (TGAB) as Chair.  

Cooper Healey, Manchester Student Homes

Cooper Healey is a student housing professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. Beginning her career by accident rather than design when she was headhunted by her student landlord while studying in Nottingham, Cooper managed a large student housing portfolio in the city. Later, working for a Housing Association in the East Midlands and in partnership with The University of Nottingham, Cooper managed and led a team on a 1200 bed purpose built student accommodation site. Since 2004 Cooper has been the Manager of Manchester Student Homes on behalf of both Manchester Universities overseeing the Universities voluntary landlord accreditation scheme. Poacher turned gamekeeper, Cooper works closely with Manchester City Council, the Universities of Manchester and Salford, students and landlords in the city to ensure provision of safe, quality private rented sector accommodation for students.
An Executive Board Member of the ITGA and Chair of the UKTGA Cooper is a sector leader in off campus affairs and an expert in student neighbourhood management.

Duncan Morrow, Ulster University

Duncan Morrow is Professor in Politics and Director of Community Engagement at Ulster University in Belfast. His job as Director of Community Engagement requires him to manage local and city relationships at a time of great transition for both the University and the city of Belfast.  He manages the relationship between the University institution and its civic stakeholders as well as local relationships between students, staff and residents.  As the University has recently relocated its main activities into a city centre location this has also involved managing issues of Employment, Construction, Travel and Transport and Anti-Social Behaviour while building lasting relationships with our neighbours. Duncan’s interest in public policy and peacebuilding extends back several decades, including an academic career studying politics, a spell as CEO of the Community Relations Council, a Sentence Review Commissioner responsible for implementing the early release provisions of the Agreement, work for the Scottish Government chairing independent Ministerial Advisory Groups on tackling Sectarianism and Hate Crime and now as a member of the Church of England’s Racial Justice Commission wrestling with the legacy of slavery and injustice. 

Sally Linowski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sally Linowski has 30 years of experience in substance abuse prevention, community building and teaching in higher education. She serves as a consultant to campuses nationally on the strategic implementation of comprehensive prevention programs, including extensive experience ensuring compliance with federal mandates and planning and implementing individual and environment prevention approaches. She has expertise in building meaningful campus and town partnerships and engaging students in addressing off campus student concerns as peer leaders. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Health Promotion and Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Until January 2023, Sally served as Senior Director, Off Campus Student Life and Community Engagement at UMass Amherst, where she oversaw the Off Campus Student Center, Sorority and Fraternity Life, and Student Parent Programs. Sally is committed to public health strategies that improve living conditions and health for all community members and will continue to serve as founder/co-chair of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking.

Tim Tompkins, Shared City Shared Space

Tim Tompkins works to understand and improve cities through SharedCitySharedSpace, which explores how the interaction of ideas, institutions, individuals and culture can contribute to prosperous and vibrant cities. He teaches at New York University and led the Times Square Alliance from 2002-2020, transforming Times Square’s public spaces and founding Times Square Arts. He chaired the International Downtown Association and founded Partnerships for Parks after working for NYC’s Economic Development Corporation and serving briefly as the Nationals Editor of the Mexico City News. He has given keynote speeches about urban transformation in many cities, including Stockholm, London, Bilbao, Halifax, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, New Delhi, Barcelona, Tokyo and Toronto. He has degrees from Yale and Wharton and has lived in New York, Paris and Mexico City.