WCSC-Washington Comm Scho Ctr
Kimberly D. Schmidt is professor of history and director of the Washington Community Scholars’ Center. She received her Ph.D. in American history from Binghamton University in 1995. Publications include the volume, “Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History,” from The Johns Hopkins University Press. Kimberly divides her scholarly interests between the history of social movements in the U.S. and Amish and Mennonite women’s social and religious history. She is particularly interested in accessing the histories of social movements and poor people’s experiences through various visual and performing arts media. She has lived in the Washington area since 1989 and has two children.
Kelsey Anderson is a 2008 graduate of EMU, majoring in Spanish and minoring in English. After her senior Spring semester in DC, she stayed in the city for 2 years before moving to South Korea to teach English. After her time in Korea, Kelsey obtained her Master’s Degree at American University(‘13) in DC, writing her thesis on the influence of Mennonite identity on EMU’s Cross-Cultural programs. She is particularly interested in cross-cultural learning from a faith-based perspective.
Sheldon C. Good is Associate Director of Communications and Student Life at EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center. He graduated in 2009 from Goshen (Ind.) College with majors in communication and business. At Goshen, he edited and published a book, Surviving the Khmer Rouge: Stories on the Struggle to Stay Alive, which grew out of his three-month cross-cultural experience in Cambodia. After college, Sheldon worked with Sojourners in Washington, D.C., as the media assistant for Jim Wallis. He then worked with Mennonite World Review newspaper as assistant editor and web editor. Sheldon is particularly interested in faith and politics, servant leadership, and organizational change. He is a writer for Sojourners, The Huffington Post, Mennonite World Review, Mennonite Central Committee and Red Letter Christians.