About the Author
SUZANNE W. MORSE, Ph.D., is associate professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia and president of the internationally known Civic Change, Inc. (formerly Pew Partnership for Civic Change). As president of Civic Change, Inc., for 17 years, Morse has become a national expert on civic leadership and engagement. She is a regular keynote speaker both nationally and internationally, and her articles and opinion pieces have appeared in national journals as well as leading newspapers and trade publications. Morse is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, and former chair of Piedmont Virginia Community College. She has served on state and national boards including Campfire, Inc., LBJ School Advisory Board, University of Texas, LEAD Virginia, and the Montpelier Foundation’s Center on the Constitution. She had fellowships at the Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement (COTA) at Virginia Tech (2006-2009), and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (1991).