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Marcy Schnitzer

Professor of Practice

Marcy Schnitzer is a strategic planning, inclusion and diversity, and organizational communications consultant. She has over 25 years' work experience in higher education administration, research, and the nonprofit sector. Over the course of her career, she has built networks and relationships to engage with local communities, particularly with diverse and underrepresented groups.

Marcy’s most recent position has been as Assistant Provost for Diversity and Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech. In this capacity, she coordinated with units across the university, authored Virginia Tech’s 2013-18 Diversity Strategic Plan, and conducted research to support decision-making on the university’s commitments to inclusion, diversity, and the Principles of Community.

Over the course of her career, she has served as a development, and management consultant using her participatory planning, collaborative conflict resolution, and facilitation skills. She teaches courses in ethics, environmental policy and politics, community involvement in planning, international development. Marcy holds a doctorate in Planning, Governance, and Globalization from Virginia Tech in 2010 and conducts research on “glocalization”–the connections between local and global issues in relation to political, economic, and social systems.

  • Community involvement
  • Environmental justice
  • Collaborative governance
  • Inclusion and diversity
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