About this web site

This web site was created by John Forester, Margo Hittleman and Scott Peters, and designed by Carrie Sanzone. Its development was supported by a Faculty Innovation in Teaching Grant, under the guidance of Marilyn Dispensa and the Academic Technologies group at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

John Forester (professor, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University) developed practitioner profiles in the 1990s both as (a) a research approach exploring the richly nuanced practical judgments found in the lived experiences of sensitive and thoughtful practitioners and as (b) a teaching tool providing provocative and moving teaching materials for university students who were practitioners-in-training.

Scott Peters (assistant professor, Dept. of Education, Cornell University) and Margo Hittleman (PhD candidate, Dept. of Education, Cornell University) have expanded the work of profiling engaged practitioners into a tool for prompting collective reflection among practitioners on themes linked to their own professional and organizational development.