Dr. Donn Worgs

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Education

Ph.D. Political Science,
University of Maryland,
College Park 2000

M.A. Political Science,
University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 1993

B.A. Government and Urban Studies,
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 1991

Areas of Expertise

American Politics
Urban Politics
African American Studies
Education Policy
Public Administration
Community Development
African American Politics

Publications

"Black Legislators and Morality Politics" Journal of African American Studies (under review).

In a New Era: The Politics of Neighborhood Revitalization in the Post-industrial City by Clarence Stone, Robert Stoker, John Betancur, Susan Clarke, Marilyn Dantico, Martin Horak, Karen Mossberger, Juliet Musso, Jeffrey Sellers, Ellen Shiau, Harold Wolman, and Donn Worgs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming.

“Neighborhood Revitalization in Baltimore” The State of Black Baltimore 2014.

“Black Morality Politics: Preachers, politicians and voters in the battle over Same-Sex marriage in Maryland” by Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs and Donn Worgs. The Journal of Black Studies (2014).

“Public Engagement and the Coproduction of Public Education” in Public Engagement and Public Education, edited by Marion Orr and John Rogers. Stanford University Press (2011).

“Democratizing Education: Lessons from the African American Experience” by Donn C. Worgs and Leon D. Caldwell in Educating for Democracy in a Changing World: Understanding Freedom in Contemporary America. Edited by Stephen M. Fain, Judith J. Slater, David M. Callejo Perez. New York: Peter Lang (2007).

“The Flight of the Bumblebee: Why Reform is Difficult by not Impossible” by Marion Orr, Clarence Stone and Donn Worgs, Perspectives on Politics (2006).

“Beware of the Frustrated…: African American Fantasies and Realities of Violent Revolt,” Journal of Black Studies (2006).

“Food for Starved Minds: The Mobilization of African American Communities for the Provision of Education” in Education as Social Action: Knowledge, Identity and Power. Edited by Ashok Swain. Palgrave MacMillan (2005).

“Poverty and the Workforce Challenge” by Clarence Stone and Donn Worgs in Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance. Edited by Robert Giloth, Temple University Press (2004).

Papers, Reports and Presentations

“Lessons in Productive Democracy: Mobilizations to Produce African American Education When State Efforts are Inadequate” presented at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE. March 15, 2014.

“The New Neighborhood Politics in Baltimore” by Clarence Stone, Robert Stoker and Donn Worgs, presented at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. April 2013.

“Small Dogs Barking? Black Pastors, Black Politicians and Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland” by Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs and Donn Worgs, presented at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 14, 2013.

“Unpredictable? Black Legislators and Same-Sex Marriage Legislation” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 14, 2013.

“The Civil Rights Movement: A Movement for Equality of Citizenship” lecture presented at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. September 27, 2012.

“Contradictions in US Immigration Policy: ‘The New Collossus’ vs ‘The Fear of a Non-White Nation’” lecture presented at Misericordia College, Dallas, PA. November, 2012.

“Disarming David: The Subterranean Politics of Neighborhood Regeneration in Baltimore” by Clarence Stone, Robert Stoker, and Donn Worgs, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. January, 2011.

“Lessons in Democracy: Community Mobilization in Early Struggles for African American Education,” sabbatical presentation at Towson University. May, 2010.

“The Politics of Neighborhood Regeneration in Baltimore,” by Clarence Stone, Robert Stoker, and Donn Worgs. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting. April, 2010.

"The Politics of Neighborhood Regeneration in Baltimore: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Comparative Analysis," by Robert Stoker, Clarence Stone and Donn Worgs, paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 2009.

“Neighborhood Inequality and Revitalization: An Exploration of Five Themes through the Baltimore Case” by Robert Stoker, Clarence Stone, and Donn Worgs, paper prepared for presentation at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA. August, 2008.

“Race, Politics and Acculturation: The Strange Path from ‘Civilizing Backward Races’ to the Afro-centric Charter School” presented at The Twelfth Annual Multicultural Conference: Communities, Families and Education, Towson University, Towson, MD. March 8, 2006.

“A Disastrous Response: Avoidable but Practically Inevitable” presentation given at The Hurricane Katrina Disaster: Avoidable or Inevitable” Towson University, Towson, MD. November 14, 2005.

“Race, Reform, and Representation: The Restructuring of the Baltimore City Council” paper presented at The National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Washington, D.C. April 2005.

“The Personal is Political: Film Depictions of Black Family Life in Segregated America” paper presented at The Arts as (Multi)Cultural Ambassador: Empowering the Creative Community Towson University’s Multicultural Institute 2005 Conference. March, 2005.

“Community Building and a Human-Capital Agenda in Hampton, Virginia; A Case Analysis of the Policy Process in a Medium-Size City” by Clarence Stone and Donn Worgs, George Washington Institute for Public Policy Working Paper Series. Working Paper Number 12, (2004).

“Misguided Altruism: Reconsidering Northern Industrialist Support for Hampton and Tuskegee” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research’s Association. San Diego, CA. April 15, 2004.

“Race, Reform and Representation: The Restructuring of the Baltimore City Council” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Washington, D.C. April 3, 2004.

“’A Riot for Education’: The Legacy of African Americans Mobilizing for Education” presentation given at Hood College, Frederick, MD. March 29, 2003.

“Building a Human Capital Regime: Lessons from Hampton, Virginia” by Clarence Stone and Donn Worgs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Boston, MA. March, 2002.

“Transitioning to College and Career: An Interim Report on the LAMP Longitudinal Study” with Keith MacAllum and Deanne McDonald. Prepared for the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, Auburn Hills, MI. (2001).

“Current Trends in Education Policy: Prospective Impacts on African American Youth” presentation given at The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Washington D.C. Millennium Section’s Annual Community Public Policy Forum. Washington D.C. February 10, 2001.

“From ‘Civilizing Backwards Races’ to the Afrocentric Charter School: The Complexities of Race, Culture, and Education Policy” paper presented at Race in America: Analytical and Policy Perspectives in the 21st Century. The Hendricks Symposium, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. November 3, 2000.

“The Politics of Building the School-Community Connection” by Clarence Stone, Marion Orr and Donn C. Worgs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Los Angeles, CA. May 3-6, 2000.

“Economic Development Strategies for Black Communities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” paper presented at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. March 8-11, 2000.

“An Emerging Consensus? Community Building as the Goal of Local Government, Philanthropic and Grass Roots Action” a presentation given with Circe Stumbo at Reexamining Race and Ethnicity for the 21st Century, An Interdisciplinary Symposium at The University of Maryland. October 21-22, 1999.

“The Higher Achievement Program: A Low-Cost Model for an Academic and Cultural Enrichment Program” a workshop given at Education for Liberation, a conference held at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. February 19-21, 1999.

“Activist Learning” a workshop given at Activism and the Academy: Opening Dialogues, a conference held at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. March 27-28, 1998.

“Red, White and Black: The Origins of the Industrial Education Movement” presentation of research funded by the Committee on Africa and the Americas Travel and Research Grant, University of Maryland. March 11, 1998.

“The Cultural and Economic Roots of Industrial Education” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. November, 1997.

“Industrial Education as the Solution to the ‘Indian Problem’ and the ‘Negro Question’” paper presented at the National Conference of Black Political Scientist’s Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. March 6-9, 1996.

“The Fantasy and Reality of Violent Revolt: ‘1995 is Coming’” paper presented at The Ethnic Mosaic Conference held at the University of Chicago. April 1-3, 1995.