Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago (1989);
leadership, urban policy process, strategic planning, public personnel management, public and non-profit management
Jeffrey Gawel is the Director of Information Technology at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a non-profit research and policy center focused on improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities. Prior to joining Chapin Hall in May 2011, Mr. Gawel served as the Senior Director of Information and Technology Services at the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (MPEA), a municipal corporation which owns the McCormick Place convention center and historic Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. In that capacity, he oversaw the management of all information technology operations at both facilities. Mr. Gawel has served as Project Manager for MPEA, as well as the City of Chicago.
Amy T. Khare
Ph.D., Social Service Administration, University of Chicago (2016)
Amy Khare is a researcher, consultant and policy advocate whose work aims to shape solutions to urban inequality, with a focus on housing and community economic development. In Chicago, Amy consults with Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council on a project related to racial and economic segregation. Amy also serves as a Research Affiliate with the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities through Case Western Reserve University. In this role, she consults and provides evaluation services to public, private, and non-profit partners to enhance their capacity to create socially inclusive communities. Most recently, Amy worked as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute. Amy’s ten years of direct experience in the field of community change serve as the catalyst to her policy advocacy and research.
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1996
Mr. Selbka has extensive experience in Illinois and Federal courts, including the Illinois Appellate Court. He has represented clients in commercial tort litigation, declaratory judgment actions, shareholder/member disputes, partnership and joint venture issues, probate issues, collection issues, contract issues, business tort and fraud issues, landlord-tenant issues, employment issues, construction litigation, mechanics lien litigation, surety bond litigation, real estate issues and various issues related to municipalities and school administration.
Practical, versatile, foundational, relevant, transformational.