Katrina Norvell is serving a second consecutive term of the board of IARSLCE and served for three years as co-chair of the conference oversight committee. She is also a section editor of the new International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and most recently, a peer reviewer for the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and was a co-recipient of the 2010 IARSLCE Dissertation Award. Dr. Norvell’s research interests and areas of specialization include community-engaged leadership, public and non-profit management and governance, program evaluation, ethical leadership, and organizational theory and behavior. She teaches in both the Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Public Administration programs, and is also the Program Director of the Baccalaureate in Public Administration for the School of Continuing Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at RWU, Dr. Norvell served as a faculty member at Providence College, Seattle University and Portland State University. As a public service practitioner, Dr. Norvell served in leadership positions at several nonprofit organizations in Florida and Oregon. Dr. Norvell is also a member of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
Marshall Welch – Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
Marshall Welch is a board member of IARSLCE. He has numerous presentations and publications on service-learning and community engagement, including his new book, Engaging Higher Education, published by Stylus Publishers this summer. He has done extensive work with John Saltmarsh researching best practice of campus community engagement centers. Marshall has served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Community Engagement and Director of the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action at Saint Mary’s College as well as the Director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah. He is now an independent scholar and consultant living in the Portland, Oregon area. www.marshalljwelch.com
Burton A. Bargerstock is director of the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement and director of Communication and Information Technology in the office of the associate provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University. His work focuses on institutional research (about community-engaged scholarship and university outreach) and the utilization of information technology to support and enhance collaborations between the academy and society. He leads MSU’s Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument project. Burton also organized the Engagement Scholarship Consortium’s (ESC) 2011 National Outreach Scholarship Conference and remains active with organization. He serves as an associate editor of both the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE), for which he guest edited a 2012 special issue, and the Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement book series (MSU Press). Burton is currently a member of the boards of directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), and is a member of the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Council on Engagement and Outreach. He has also been a long-time member of EDUCAUSE. On campus, Burton is president of the Michigan State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and leads the MSU Web Development Community for Advising, Facilitating, and Enabling (WebDevCAFE).
Agnieszka Nance – Treasurer, Executive Committee
Agnieszka Nance is the Executive Director for the Center for Public Service (CPS) at Tulane. She joined Tulane University in 2005 as faculty in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. She became associated with CPS in 2007 to support its efforts in faculty development.
Currently at CPS, Agnieszka directs an office with over twenty employees to help ensure that Tulane fulfills its mission of public engagement.
In 2004, Nance received her Ph.D. in Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Before moving to the United States, she lived and studied in Warsaw and Vienna, earning a Magister degree in Germanistik.
Agnieszka serves as co-PI on several research and grant programs for the Center, ranging from organizing institutes for young international leaders, participating in academic exchange with Pakistani universities to conducting studies on the efficacy of engaged internships and service-learning courses for students.
Agnieszka Nance serves as the Treasurer and Board Member of IARSLCE as well as on the National Advisory Board for Public Service at Harvard College.
Glenn Bowen – Board Development Committee
Glenn A. Bowen is Director of the Center for Community Service Initiatives at Barry University (Miami, FL), where he provides strategic leadership for service-learning and community engagement. His work encompasses faculty development programs, community-engaged scholarship, and university–community partnerships.
Holding the faculty rank of associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Bowen piloted the institutionalization of service-learning and created the Faculty Learning Community for Engaged Scholarship. His work has resulted in the annual recognition of the university on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (recently “with Distinction”) and Barry’s attainment of the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
The author of Reflection Methods and Activities for Service Learning, Bowen also has published several book chapters on service-learning pedagogy and civic engagement practice. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, and Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.
A former journalist and public relations manager, Bowen was a two-term president of the Public Relations Society of Jamaica and was appointed by the nation’s prime minister to the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO. In addition, he was elected to a five-year term on the executive committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Christine M. Cress is professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Service-Learning at Portland State University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Middle East Technical University in Turkey and has conducted trainings on curricular integration of civic engagement at colleges in North America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, and India. She directs a master’s degree specialization and graduate certificate in civic engagement, and facilitates international service-learning at Lady Doak College, Madurai, India.
An accomplished scholar (70+ publications) on cognitive, cultural, pedagogical, and evaluation issues in community-based learning, Dr. Cress is lead author of the internationally best-selling textbook, Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement across Academic Disciplines and Cultural Communities (2013, 2nd edition), a book designed for classroom adoption in helping students realize effective learning outcomes and community gains through civic engagement and community-based learning projects.
She and her co-authors published Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success (2011), which focuses on faculty “best practices” for design of service-learning courses, facilitating effective learning, and evaluating student and community outcomes as part of the scholarship of engagement.
Her third and most recent book highlights the educational potential and power of community partners as co-educators: Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations: Strategies for Enhancing Your Community as a Co-Educator (2015).
Dr. Cress was a member of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Project on Leadership Reconsidered: Engaging Higher Education in Social Change; a curriculum designer and trainer for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program on Political Engagement through Community Service; an educational coach for the Puerto Rican Department of Education in utilizing service-learning and civic engagement in K-12 schools as a strategy for improving academic engagement to insure that “no child is left behind;” and she conducts ongoing consultation for Campus Compact.
Dr. Cress previously served as Educational Leadership and Policy Department chair for five years and has a decade of prior experience in student affairs, including new student orientation, career services, and academic advising. But her proudest accomplishment is being mom to Beau and Suraj.
Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D.holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education department in the School of Education at Syracuse University also currently serving as Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) headquartered at Syracuse. He is co-author of Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. This work extends to a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars that Imagining America – a national consortium of over one hundred colleges and universities and community partner organizations – is currently developing. Another important domain of Tim’s research explores equity issues in higher education. This work manifests in part through an action research study – Linking Full Participation for Diversity and Inclusion – developed in collaboration with IA and The Center for Institutional And Social Change (CISC) at Columbia Law School.
Tim has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings on Equal Education, Diversity & Democracy, The Huffington Post and has written several other book chapters and reports. He is a visiting fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and regularly serves as a faculty member for Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Summer Institutes on High Impact Practices. Tim sits on the editorial board of University of Michigan Press – The New Public Scholarship book series, Urban Education, Diversity, and Democracy and reviews for several scholarly journals and publications. Most recently Tim is a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement.
The recipient of the 2010 Early Career Research Award for the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Tim often consults with Higher Education associations and institutions for collaborative research, keynotes, workshops and consultancies.
Professor Eatman is currently serving an appointment as Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA), working as a critical policy reader and consultant of the service learning/community engagement enterprise at that institution.
Andrew Furco is Associate Vice President for Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director of the University’s International Center for Research on Community Engagement. As Associate Vice President, he works to further the institutionalization of all forms of community engagement across the University’s research, teaching, and public service activities. His scholarly work focuses on examining the role of community engagement in K-12 and higher education systems in the U.S. and abroad. He currently serves as a member of the IARSLCE Board of Directors.
Patrick Green – Capacity Building Committee
Patrick M. Green, Ed.D., serves as the Director of the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at Loyola University Chicago, which houses service-learning, academic internships, student employment/federal work study, undergraduate research program, and electronic portfolios. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning and teaches several experiential learning and research courses, engaging students in service-learning, internship experiences, and undergraduate research. Dr. Green received his doctorate in education from Roosevelt University, specializing in leadership in higher education, and has focused his research on service-learning and experiential education. He serves with National Campus Compact as an Engaged Scholar and is currently co-editing a volume on International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing).
Hunter Phillips Goodman is the Executive Director of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton. As Executive Director, Hunter provides strategic leadership for The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community is the campus-wide center committed to serving as a connecting point and campus-wide facilitator for community partnerships, leadership development, community-engaged learning and scholarship, and innovative solution-based strategies to meet civic needs through an asset-based approach. She also teaches courses in community building and leadership development.
Hunter believes strongly in the power of community and neighborhoods to make a positive difference in partnership with local universities. Through her research, Hunter explores the partnership led by university presidents and leaders to strengthen their local community near the university and address challenges of education, health care, and economic empowerment. She also focuses on advocacy with the intersection of civic and democratic engagement.
Hunter is a proud member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program’s inaugural class and Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies program at the University of Central Arkansas. Hunter and her husband Mark are proud to call Dayton, Ohio home.
Jeffrey Howard – Board Development Committee
Jeffrey Howard is the director of faculty development at DePaul University’s Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning. His duties include conducting faculty workshops and one-on-one consultations, reviewing service-learning syllabi, and working with faculty in formulating their community-engaged scholarship projects and advising on how to get that work published. He retired from the University of Michigan in 2009 where he was associate director of the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. He has taught, conducted research, and published work on academic service-learning for 37 years. He is founder and editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, author of the Service-Learning Course Design Workbook (funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service), co-editor of Academic Service Learning: A Pedagogy of Action and Reflection (published by Jossey-Bass), and co-author of an online engaged scholarship toolkit (with Tim Stanton, Stanford University) commissioned by (National) Campus Compact. He is a member of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement and (National) Campus Compact’s Consulting Corps. He has conducted faculty workshops at more than 50 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. In fall 2011 he was honored with the Distinguished Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).
Abby Kiesa – Membership Committee
As Youth Coordinator & Researcher at CIRCLE, Abby Kiesa serves as liaison to practitioner organizations across the country. She communicates research findings and tracks recommendations from young people, youth-serving organizations, and educators for future research. Abby also coordinates CIRCLE’s qualitative research and selected evaluation projects. She is coordinating CIRCLE’s ongoing research focused on young people who do not have college experience. Through this project and others she has moderated many focus groups and interviews. Previous to CIRCLE, Abby organized students around the country as part of a national campaign of Campus Compact to increase youth involvement in public life. She has contributed to several publications and co-edited ‘Raise Your Voice: A Student Guide to Making Positive Social Change’. In 2007 Abby was named an Emerging Leader in Service-Learning, “a two-year intensive experience designed to elevate and prepare a new, culturally diverse generation of service-learning leaders committed to working with traditionally under-served populations, schools, and communities.” In addition to working at CIRCLE, she is a graduate student in American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park.
Lori Kniffin – Graduate Student Network
Lori E. Kniffin () is a doctoral student in Cultural Foundations of Education program and a graduate assistant at the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. In her previous role at the Staley School of Leadership Studies, she taught an SLCE junior-level leadership course that connected worked to advance food justice on and off campus for five years. She is an active member and incoming chair of the
IARSLCE Graduate Student Network. Lori is also a 2016-2017 SLCE Future Directions Project Fellow.
Monica Kowal is the Associate Dean of Community Engaged Learning & Research (CELR) in University College at the University of New Mexico. CELR serves as an interdisciplinary, university-wide office committed to supporting community engaged scholarship and teaching. She also serves as Strategic Planner for Community Engagement in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs where she collaborates with units across all campuses to track and monitor UNM’s community engagement activities and measure impact.
Monica holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. Her research focuses on institutionalization and sustainability of service-learning programs, university-community partnerships, experiential education, civic engagement, service-learning theory and practice, service-learning curriculum design, instruction & assessment, institutionalization and sustainability of university community engagement programs, and faculty roles and rewards related to engaged scholarship. For the past thirteen years she has taught English language, literature, and composition at the middle school, high school, and college levels.
Prior to teaching, Monica was a journalist for 12 years, including eight years working in New York City for Reuters International News Service as a financial journalist and for The Associated Press as National Photo Editor. She is a UNM alumna (English-Creative Writing, ’93) and holds an MA in Journalism from New York University and an MS in Teaching from Fordham University.
Carol MA Hok Ka is an Assistant Director in the Office of Service-Learning (OSL), Lingnan University. She has a particular passion for the promotion of intergenerational programmes and is an active participant in both elderly services and youth services. She has received many awards for community services and academic achievements from Lingnan University as well as the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She was awarded a W.T Chan Fellowship to study and practice service-learning in the University of California at Los Angeles and was also awarded a Lingnan Foundation Scholarship to do a research internship at the National Primary Health Care Centre, University of Manchester.
She is currently a member of Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC); a member of Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC), Environmental Protection Department, a member of Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE); a member of Youth Programme Co-ordinating Committee (YPCC), Commission on Youth (COY);a co-opted member of Working Group on International Exchanges and Conferences, Commission on Youth; a member of the Tsuen Wan District Summer Youth Programme Co-ordinating Committee, and the treasurer of Tuen Mun Healthy City Association Limited.
Brian Ó Donnchadha – Recognitions Committee
Since qualifying as a teacher in 1991, Brian has taught at primary, secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate levels, through English, Irish and Spanish. The subjects included broadcast theory and practice, English as a second language, academic research skills, community development, as well as civic engagement and critical reflection in teacher education.
His current research project focuses on the reflective practice of academics who use service-learning. As a Visiting Fulbright Researcher he spent 18 months in the US to interview service-learning academics about their engaged practice. The results are due for publication at the end of 2012. He has written a staff training manual on service-learning implementation for NUI, Galway, and has presented at numerous of conferences on service-learning in Ireland and the US. He has also participated in service projects in Galway, New Orleans and San Francisco.
When asked why he chose his current path, he said ‘I am inspired by the words of Thomas Davis: “Educate that you may be free”. I believe that through supporting the professional development of engaged practitioners, higher education can be encouraged to fulfil its civic role in society and facilitate the stakeholders in campus community partnerships to become agents of change.’
Laurie Worrall – Fundraising Committee
Laurie S. Worrall’s career in campus-community engagement began in 1994 when she joined the staff of the Msgr. John J Egan Urban Center at DePaul University in Chicago. There she oversaw the implementation of DePaul’s COPC. In 1997 she lead a university-wide strategic planning committee that concluded with the recommendation to establish a university-wide center in Academic Affairs that would promote and support community-engaged learning. In 2001 the Office of Community-based Service Learning became the Irwin W Steans Center for Community-based Service-Learning upon the receipt of a $5,000,000 endowment – one of handful of such endowed centers at the time. Her research has focused the on community perspective of working with higher education community-engagement programs. She has held senior level academic administrative posts at DePaul University and Defiance College in Ohio, developed community partnerships locally, nationally and internationally, and overseen the development of both curricular and co-curricular community engagement programs. As the current Director of the NY Campus Compact, her work is focused at the nexus of theory and practice as she helps develop the capacity of higher education institutions across New York State to engage with their communities more effectively through research, academic projects, and community service. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards.