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Leadership Team and Staff

Leadership Team

Tonnie Glispie Smith: West End Neighborhood Resident and Leader, Neighborhood Leadership Academy Alumni

Courtney McDermott: Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Director of Feild Education, School of Social Work 

Todd Swanstrom: E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration 

Claire Wolff: Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension


Karl Guenther: Community Development Specialist, Public Policy Research Center 

Lakeisha Griffin: Graduate Assistant, School of Social Work

Events and Training

Feb. 22 - Whats Brewing: Arts and Culture in Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place 
Feb. 28 - CWC Research Fellows Presentation
What's New?
See Dr. Jörg Plöger's presentation on Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities here.
Read CWC Research Fellow Dr. Adriano Udani's research on African Immigrant Perceptions of Non-Profit Service Providers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.


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