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Featured Faculty and Speakers

Featured Faculty, Speakers

Dr. Charles O’Reilly

Frank E. Buck Professor of Management. Stanford Graduate School of Business
Presented in 2019.

 

PRESENTING
Leading Change and Organizational Renewal, Ambidextrous Organizations, Organizational Culture, The Levers of Change
 

Steve Shackelton

Executive Director, Gallo Management, University of California, Merced; Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection, National Park Service (RET.)
MPA, University of Alaska

 

PRESENTING
Sustainable Park Leadership: Law, Science and Policy

Dr. Erik Rolland

Dean, College of Business Administration, California Polytechnic College, Pomona
Ph.D., Decisions Sciences and Information Systems, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

 

PRESENTING
The Value Proposition Model and Seeking Alignment with Stakeholders

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David Sibbet

Founder of The Grove Consultants
M.A., Journalism, Northwestern University

 

SEMINAR FACILITATOR, GRAPHIC RECORDER AND ARCHIVIST
PRESENTING

Graphic Facilitation: Park Planning and Direct Small Group Exercises on Park Challenges

Dr. Brett Wright

Dean Emeritus, College of Behavioral & Health Sciences, Lead of the Tiger University Consortium Clemson University
Ph.D., Recreation and Resources Development, Texas A&M

 

PRESENTING
Innovation in Resource Protection and Course Mentor, Yosemite Phase

Speakers

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Dr. Dorothy Leland

Chancellor, University of California, Merced

 

PRESENTING
Opening Remarks and Welcome to the NPI Executive Leadership Seminar

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Stan Austin

Regional Director, Pacific-West Region, National Park Service
B.S., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

 

PRESENTING
Opening Remarks and Reflections on the Utility of the Seminar at Cavallo Point

David Vela

Superintendent, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Nominated to be Director, U.S. National Park Service
B.S., Recreation and Parks, Texas A&M

 

PRESENTING
Developing a Personal Leadership Vision 
Parks and Social Justice

Kristina Rylands

Director, Nature Bridge - Yosemite Operations; Former National Park Service Planner
B.A., Education, University of California, Berkeley

 

PRESENTING
The Essential Value of Youth 
The Story of Naturebridge, Park Partnership and Environmental Education, Developing Young Stewards

Moose Mutlow

Project Manager, Construction of the National Environmental Science Center, Naturebridge, Yosemite
B.S., Environmental Science, Plymouth Polytechnic Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Bristol

 

PRESENTING
The Essential Value of Yough
The Story of Naturebridge, Park Partnership and Environmental Education, Developing Young Stewards

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Russ Wilson

Chief of Regulations, National Park Service (retired)

Gen. Tony Jackson

Former Director, California State Parks; Major General, US Marine Corps (RET.)
B.A., History, San Jose State M.A., History, San Jose State

 

SEMINAR MENTOR, YOSEMITE PHASE
PRESENTING

The Wisdom of Mentoring

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Dr. Jan Van Wagtendonk

Scientist Emeritus, National Park Service
Ph.D., Wildland Resource Science, Fire Ecology, University of California, Berkeley

 

PRESENTING
Science as an Essential Foundation for Park Policy
Fire Ecology and Yosemite Fire Management
 

Julia Parker

Master Park Ranger (RET.), Yosemite National Park
Honorary Doctorate, California College of Crafts

 

PRESENTING:
Personal Perspectives on American Indian Life and Parks Protecting Cultural Resources

Dale Fergerstrom

Captain, Hawaii County Police Department (RET.); Co-founder of Na Pe’a Youth Program

 

PRESENTING
The Essential Value of Youth
The Story of the Nakoa Foundation and Na Pe'a
Environmental and Cultural Education, Developing Young Stewards
Protecting Indigenous Values

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Nahaku Kalei

Manager, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, National Park Service; Co-Founder, Na Pe'a Program, Hawaii

 

PRESENTING
The Essential Value of Youth
The Story of the Nakoa Foundation and Na Pe'a
Environmental and Cultural Education, Developing Young Stewards
 

Sam Traina

VIce Chancellor for Research and Development, University of California, Merced
Ph.D., Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley

 

PRESENTING
The Growing Importance of the Relationship Between Parks and Universities

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Armando Quintero

Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute; Chair, California State Water Commission; Park Ranger, Superintendent, USNPS, (RET.)
B.S., Biology-Environmental Studies, California State University, Hayward,

 

PRESENTING
Water, Climate & Science and Policy

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Dr. Teenie Matlock

Professor, McClatchy Chair of Communications, Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Merced
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

PRESENTING
Indigenous People's Issues and Cultural Resource Protection

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Dr. Paul Doherty

Program Manager, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation

Ashley Adams

Superintendent, San Jacinto - Santa Rosa Mountains National Monument, California
M.S., Wilderness Management, Duke University

 

SEMINAR MENTOR, UC MERCED PHASE