Action Research Communities (ARCs) are ways members create small but active groups of people who want to share resources, strategies, practices and ideas around a specific topic. They are established as the needs and interests of ARNA members evolve. At present we have a number of groups that have started, with some more active that others. We are also encouraging the formation of new groups. To join a community or to create a new group, please contact Blair Niblet (

ARCs… in action.

Early Childhood Education

Co-Chair : Mina Kim, San Francisco State University (

Graduate Students

Co-Chair: Wendy Thomas, Moravian College ( and Co-Chair: Vacancy

Health Equity

Chair: Nancy Murphy, Red Bank, NJ, Rutgers University (

Mary Canales, Platsburgh, NY, (
Gennifer Holt, Durham, NC, (
Nelly Gomez, Vancouver, BC, (
Shari Laliberte, Vancouver, BC, (
Abe Oudshoorn, London, Ontario, (
Maggie Pharris, St. Paul, MN, (
Erin Yeagley, Arlington, VA, (
Erika Turley: Seattle, WA, (

Participatory Action Research & Popular Education

Chair: Camilo Manchola, University of Brasilia (

School Counseling

Co-Chairs: Morgan Urbany ( and  Scott Merkel (


School Leadership

Co-Chairs: Randy Ziegenfuss ( and Lynn Fuini-Hetten (, Salisbury Township School District

Supporting the Teaching of Action Research (STAR)

Mission: Beginning with a Learning Circle Approach, each member leads the group around a project idea and will be developing the site resources around that topic.

Chair: Margaret Riel, Pepperdine University (


Supporting University Global Action Research (SUGAR)

Mission: The vision of SUGAR is to contribute to university action research engagement globally by having an ARNA action research community (ARC) focused on three areas of inquiry and action – research, practice, and education.

Co-Chairs: Candace Kaye ( and Charlotte Hardacre (

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Youth Participatory Action Research

Co-Chairs: Chris Buttimer, Harvard University (, and Paula Elias, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (