Board of Trustees
President / Ex-officio
Dr. Bernard Bull most recently served as Chief Innovation Officer, Vice Provost of Curriculum and Innovation, and Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. There he led a University-wide effort to refine and expand low-residency and online learning opportunities for adult and post-traditional learners.
Dr. Bull is a widespread and active voice in the K-12 and higher education landscape regarding alternative and experimental education; emerging practices in grading, assessment, and credentials; self-directed learning; nurturing learner agency and ownership; and the intersection of education and digital culture.
He is the author of several books, including Missional Moonshots: Insight & Inspiration in Educational Innovation, What Really Matters: Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, and Adventures in Self-Directed Learning.
Gloria J. Willingham-Touré, PhD, is the chief executive ofﬁcer of Afram Global Organization Inc., a nonproﬁt charitable organization based in Southern California, and the founder of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s., which seeks to create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society. Immediately prior to this role, she was the interim provost and senior vice-president at Fielding Graduate University. In her first career, nursing, Willingham-Touré retired as the chief nursing education and research officer at the Long Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems.
Vice Co-Chair & Treasurer
Jones has nearly 30 years of professional experience, including five years of full-time experience serving at a senior executive level in organizations with annual budgets of $100M or greater, as well as in nonprofit, elected, or appointed positions. Jones has provided leadership and technical support to the defense, aerospace, manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, environmental sustainability, education, community, retail, and entertainment sectors.
Daniel Sewell has more than 25 years of experience in leadership in higher education and business. He is co-founder of the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) and serves the WASC Senior College and University Commission as a member of the Substantive Change Review Panel. Dan received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Emory University, his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and his associate degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
Liu is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing Program. She is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders, and a memoir, Solitaire. She also has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, and political topics. She earned her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College.
Deborah Bloom started at Goddard in 2015 in the Student Academic Support offices. As the Director of Student Services, she supervises the Writing Center, ADS office, and Student Life. Deborah has recently been elected to serve on the Goddard Board of Trustees as the Staff Constituent. Prior to Goddard Deborah worked as an international events producer based out of New York City. A service in Peace Corp Bulgaria in 2010-2012 ultimately brought her back to her home community of Central Vermont. She started at Goddard shortly after receiving her Masters of Arts in Intercultural Relations at Lesley Universtiy. Deborah is most passionate about ensuring our students have a successful and supported tenure here at Goddard.
Deborah spends her spare time chasing a toddler around, building imaginary castles and painting on butcher paper with finger paints. She is expecting another child in March 2018 and looks forward to welcoming them into the Goddard community during their first year of life which will be spent accompanying her to work.
Anthony Holliday Jr. has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Howard University, University of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia, and Fielding Graduate University, where he served as an associate dean of programing. As a consultant, he has advised on a wide range of services in, among others, conflict resolution, mediation, managing diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity practices and procedures, sexual harassment, regulatory compliance, and educational consulting. Holliday has a J.D. from the University of Miami and an L.L.M in labor law from Georgetown University.
Katherine Jelly recently retired from Empire State College of the State University of New York, where she served as Director of the Center for Mentoring & Learning at from 2008 – 2015. Prior to joining Empire State College, she served as Core Faculty in education at Goddard College and as Director of the Master of Education Program at Vermont College, Union Institute & University. She holds a B.A. in history from Yale University, an M.A.T. in English from Harvard University, and an Ed.D. in education from Boston University. Active at the local, state and national levels in education reform and school improvement efforts, Jelly has served on the board of the Adult Higher Education Alliance; on the Vermont Council of Teacher Educators (where she was co-chair, 1999-2001); the Vermont Deans, Directors, and Chairs of Education Group; the Vermont Commission on Educator Quality; the North Dakota Study Group; and the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators. Having taught and served as an administrator in progressive higher education for thirty years, she has presented at national and international conferences (including the Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the Adult Higher Education Alliance, the National School
Dr. General Johnson is the interim director of TRiO Student Support Services at Portland Community College, a faculty member of the School of Public Health at Portland State University, and a naturopathic doctor and educational consultant with Empowered Wellness LLC. He earned a B.S. in biology/chemistry and math from Central State University, EdD from Fielding Graduate University, and ND in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is active in the Portland Alumni Chapter, Omicron Theta Sigma.
Social Justice & Inclusion Chair
Joseph Orange is a jazz musician and retired health insurance human resources executive. He currently volunteers as a community advisor and fundraiser for the Bronx African-American History Project at Fordham University, and as a mentor for at-risk children in Columbia, Maryland. His awards and honors include the Outstanding Service Award, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; the ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association; and the Chairman's Award from the Public Employees Roundtable.
Currently and for the past three years, Perry has held a leadership role with Management Assistance Group (MAG) progressing from MAG’s Network Leadership Innovation Lab to co-director. Perry was previously a vice president for the Different Ways of Knowing arts-infused education model. A former high school creative writing teacher and after-school program developer, Perry is also a talented facilitator with a background in both youth and adult differentiated learning.
Paul Selig is a writer, empath and conscious channel. His breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, The Book of Knowing and Worth, and The Book of Mastery (Tarcher/Penguin) have quickly become the most important and celebrated expressions of channeling since A Course in Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig’s workshops have won a growing following around the world for their depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. He serves on the faculty of the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center. His work has been featured in the documentary film Paul & The Word, the BIO channel series The Unexplained, Fox News, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. A noted playwright and academic, he served on the faculty of NYU for more than 25 years and is the former director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.