Renee Heath is a scholar, writer, and teacher of shared decision-making in organizations, especially those collaborating across sectors to accomplish community-oriented goals. Her upcoming book Interorganizational Collaboration (Waveland, 2017) articulates the ethics and skills needed to collaborate in cross-sectoral partnerships.
Ms. Heath is also known for her work on generational conflict around work-life balance issues in the work place, her most recent publication (Springer 2016) details the challenges and hopes for intergenerational dialogue in the workplace. She was honored for her mentorship of women in academics with the She Flies with Her Own Wings Award, bestowed by the organization for Oregon Women in Higher Education (2011). She has been nominated for the highest teaching honor in the United States--the Carnegie Professor of the Year (2012), and won the most prestigious teaching award at the University of Portland (2011).