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Steve Pokorny

Steve Pokorny

Program Manager, Student Development

Joined Swearer Center Staff in 


Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and by appointment.

Where is home to you? Half Moon Bay, CA

B.A. Philosophy, 1987, Earlham College

Steve Pokorny joined the Swearer Center in the fall of 2018 after an extended stint as a PHD (professional-house-dad) and part-time farmer. Steve’s professional experience is grounded in outdoor and experiential education. He developed and directed the University of Michigan’s adventure-based team-building program and worked as a process- and team-building consultant for corporations and non-profits.

As a program manager at the Swearer Center overseeing the Swearer Center’s civic and democratic engagement work, and working with seniors in the Bonner Fellowship, students in the Social Innovation Fellowship, and students in the Edward Guiliano ’72 Global Fellowship, Steve brings a commitment to learning, reflection, and community.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." – Carl Sagan