Kirby Edmonds

Edmonds is a management consultant, mediator, and trainer with experience in the areas of team-building, supervisory issues, building and valuing diversity in the workplace, cultural competence, as well as managing conflict and stress in the work environment. He has several years of experience working on diversity in corporate, higher education, and public school environments and has been a consultant to public-private partnerships throughout the country.

Edmonds is a senior fellow and program coordinator for the Dorothy Cotton Institute, a project of the Center for Transformative Action. In that capacity, he is managing and delivering programs on human rights education to public school educators and community youth workers, developing programs on civic engagement, and working as network manager for the Building Bridges Initiative, a county-wide project with the vision of a "socially just, ecologically sound local economy that works for everyone."

Edmonds received a B.A. from Cornell in 1963, and an M.P.S. from Cornell in 1999.

Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 3106/5106 Structural Barriers to Equity in PlanningThis seminar will take a critical look at structural barriers to equity. Through this course students will explore their own experiences with inequality, understand the structures that reproduce them and social justice opportunities within planning. Issues investigated include race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. This course will be shaped by specific readings, but will be primarily driven by class discussion and participation.