Janice Lion has a strong commitment to contributing to movements for social justice and extensive experience working in the non-profit sector. Janice provides leadership for the Center, particularly its domestic programs. She advises and collaborates with students, alumni, staff and faculty pursuing a wide variety of U.S.-based research work, summer and post-bac fellowships. She facilitates Haverford’s engagement with Let’s Circle Up, a restorative justice program developed by men incarcerated at Phoenix State Correctional Institution.
In 2015-16 with support from the Initiative on Ethical Engagement and Leadership, Janice coordinated a working group that developed a Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility (CESR) blueprint for at Haverford College. In 2020, she collaborated with colleagues, alumni and local partners to develop the Philadelphia Justice & Equity Fellowship, a paid year-round professional development and social movement-building program.
Janice earned a B.A. in anthropology and women's studies from Franklin & Marshall College in 1990, and a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2016, with a concentration in community practice, policy and advocacy. She hails from Delaware County, PA and has been with the Center since 2005.