Sewanee and Yale Collaborations

Karen Proctor joins Sewanee as Brown Foundation Fellow

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The University of the South is welcoming two Brown Foundation Fellows this year. The Brown Foundation Tutorial Fellowship was established in 1971 and enables the University to appoint distinguished scholars to teach for a limited period of time in one of the disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Sciences. This year’s Brown Fellows are Antonio Momplet and Karen Proctor.

Karen Proctor is founder and principal of Harbour Workshop LLC, a social innovation firm. Proctor established the firm with one desire in mind—to help senior leaders and organizations design creative solutions for lasting social change. Scholastic, the University of Notre Dame, the Guggenheim Museum, and Babson College are among current or recent clients. Proctor has many ties to Sewanee. Several years ago, in her then-role as Scholastic’s vice president of community affairs and government relations, Proctor was instrumental in the envisioning and creation of Discover Together, a collaborative effort among Scholastic, the Yale Child Study Center, Sewanee, and the Tracy City community. She has recently facilitated workshops and retreats for Sewanee’s Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies, and will be the facilitator at this fall’s Conversation on Place, which will again bring together colleagues from Sewanee, Yale, and the FrameWorks Institute to chart next steps for the emerging, distinctive academic program in Southern Appalachian Studies.

As a Brown Foundation Fellow, Proctor will teach a course on collaborative leadership and social change. She will deliver a public talk on “Identity and Leadership” as well.