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The Polis Center

David J. Bodenhamer (Executive Director)

[Photo]: David J. Bodenhamer

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway B
Phone: 317-274-2455
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: intu100@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of History
Executive Director of The Polis Center
Adjunct Professor of Informatics
Academic Interests: Anglo-American legal and constitutional history, history of criminal justice and criminal law, nineteenth-century United States, and urban studies
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Sharon Kandris (Associate Director)

[Photo]: Sharon Kandris

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-2944
Email: skandris@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Director of the Polis Center
Director, Community Informatics
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Lacey Rae Bannon

[Photo]: Lacey Rae Bannon

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-4931
Email: lardunca@iupui.edu
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Gautham Kumar Bavandla

[Photo]: Gautham Kumar Bavandla

Campus Address: Polis Center,1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 914-479-8292
Email: gautbava@umail.iu.edu
Appointments: Research Programmer/ Research Associate (Regular Faculty)
Academic Interests: Data Mining, Databases, Programming Languages, Advanced Cryptography and Information Security, Intelligent Systems, Web Development, Cloud Computing
Teaching: Gautham is knowledgeable in the following technologies: C#, VB, Java, ASP .NET, HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Telerik Framework, JSON, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, XML, Action Script, WordPress Content Management Systems, IIS , and Git. He follows software development best practices and have experience with Object Oriented Design, Agile Methodologies, Web services (Restful and SOAP), Software Engineering, and Test Driven Development.
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Kavya Urs Beerval Ravichandra

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-4928
Email: kavbeerv@indiana.edu
Appointments: Visiting Faculty-GIS Analyst
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Pamela Blevins Hinkle

[Photo]: Pamela Blevins Hinkle

Campus Address: The Polis Center, 1200 Waterway Blvd.
Phone: 317-278-2644
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: pbhinkle@iupui.edu
Appointments: Spirit & Place Director
Academic Interests: Interdisciplinary collaboration, community development, equity and inclusion, economic inclusion, civic engagement, music improvisation, choral music, singing, chant, creativity
Teaching: SAMPLE OF WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS OFFERED: Singing in the Streets (April 2016) via SongSquad, a workshop on songs for protest and resistance. Healing Songs for Tumultous Times via SongSquad (June 2016) Sound Collaboration, IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI (August 2015). A sound-based workshop on the principles of effective collaboration for Honors Students (using body percussion and voice). Adjunct Faculty, Arts Administration class at Butler University (2012 and 2014). Sound Collaboration: Play Your Part, Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (July 2014). A sound-based workshop on the principles of effective collaboration for teens (using boomwhackers and mailing tubes). Unitarian Universalist Church West, Brookfield, Wisconsin (May 2014). While their music director was on a 30-day sabbatical, I led the music program and choir, provided special workshops for congregation and community, and collaborated with the minister to design a Taize-style service (including a new composition). Presenter, Arts Evaluation Session, Indiana Evaluators Association (January 2013). Body Music Weekend Retreat (March 2013). Explored the human body as instrument through singing/chanting, body percussion, dance/movement, and more. The Art of Congregational Singing, Heartland UU District Conference (2009). Led a workshop for lay leaders and clergy at the annual conference on how to lead group singing. Welcoming Transgendered Persons (Spring 2001 in Portland, OR and July 2004 in Montreal). A presentation about welcoming transgendered persons in gay and lesbian choruses at conferences hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses.
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John Buechler (Retired)

Appointments: GIS Project Manager
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Dave Coats (Retired)

Appointments: Community Systems Director
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James Taylor Colbert

Email: jtcolbert@iupui.edu
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Karen Frederickson Comer

[Photo]: Karen Frederickson Comer

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway
Phone: 317-274-2296
Fax: 317-278-1830
Email: kfrederi@iupui.edu
Appointments: Director, Collaborative Research, The Polis Center
Academic Interests: Public health applications of geographic information systems/science, community information systems
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LaShawnda Crowe Storm

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-274-2463
Email: lascrowe@iupui.edu
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Kelly Davila

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Ste100
Phone: 317-274-4510
Email: davilak@iu.edu
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Neil M Devadasan

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-278-2583
Email: ndevadas@iupui.edu
Appointments: Systems Engineering Manager
Academic Interests: Computer Systems Design GRID Computing Computational Science Geographic Information Systems
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Jim Dowling

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway
Phone: 317-278-2581
Fax: (317) 278-1830
Email: jdowling@iupui.edu
Appointments: Database/Network Administrator
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Allegra East

[Photo]: Allegra East

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-4946
Email: aleast@iupui.edu
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Robert G Ferrell

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-4912
Email: roferrel@iupui.edu
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Lou Ann Glidden

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-2153
Email: lglidden@iupui.edu
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John Patrick Gona

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-274-2455
Email: jgona@iupui.edu
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Melissa A Gona

Campus Address: POLI
Phone: 317-274-2456
Email: magona@iupui.edu
Appointments: Business Manager
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Gloria Harmsen Hastings

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: 317-278-0136
Email: gjhastin@iupui.edu
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John Hayes

Phone: 317-278-4915
Email:
Appointments: GIS/Quality Assurance Analyst
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Janet Mary Hock

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Email: jhock@iupui.edu
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Debra K. Hollon

Campus Address: 1200WaterwayBlvdSuite100
Phone: 317-278-4942
Email: dhollon@iupui.edu
Appointments: GIS Analyst
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Erin K Kelley

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd. Suite 100
Phone: 317-274-2462
Email: ekkelley@iupui.edu
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Kevin John Mickey

[Photo]: Kevin John Mickey

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 1200
Phone: 317-371-4479
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: kmickey@iupui.edu
Appointments: Director, Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center; Instructor - SPEA
Academic Interests: Geospatial Technologies; Geospatial Technologies Education; Natural hazard modeling
Teaching: SPEA J520/V550/E529: Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety 23 practitioner courses developed for FEMA on natural hazard risk analysis, mitigation and communication.
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Matthew Ian Nowlin

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: 317-274-2427
Email: minowlin@indiana.edu
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Tarek Rashed

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Ste 100
Phone: 317-274-2474
Email: tarashed@iupui.edu
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Matthew H Riggs

Campus Address: The Polis Center, 1200 Waterway Blvd., Suite 100
Email: mhriggs@iupui.edu
Appointments: Research Associate
GIS Analyst
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Kim M Sarver

Campus Address: WTRW100
Phone: 317-278-4933
Email: kmsarver@iupui.edu
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Richard Ryan Stevens

Phone: 317-278-4954
Email: ricsteve@iupui.edu
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