Burton Bargerstock – Chair, Executive Committee
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).
Patrick Green – Immediate Past Chair, Executive 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).
Katrina Norvell – Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
Katrina Norvell is serving a second consecutive term of the board of IARSLCE and has for the past three years served 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).
Agnieszka Nance – Treasurer, Executive Committee
Agnieszka Nance is the interim 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.
Patti Clayton – Recognition Committee
Patti has over ten years of experience as a practitioner-scholar in community-engaged teaching and learning, including leading a multi-faceted scholarship agenda, College-level institutionalization efforts, discipline-based and multi-disciplinary faculty learning communities, engaged graduate and undergraduate education initiatives, and a range of intra- and inter-institutional collaborations. Her work focuses on building the capacity of individuals, units, institutions, and the field as a whole for scholarly community-engaged teaching and learning.
Patti has co-developed with students and faculty a leading critical reflection and assessment model (the DEAL Model for Critical Reflection), models for student leadership in service-learning, and a variety of faculty development and curriculum development processes. Her research interests include the processes and outcomes associated with capacity building and mutual transformation among all partners in community engagement as co-educators, co-learners, and co-generators of knowledge.
Christine Cress – Publications Committee
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Andy Furco – Publications Committee
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.
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.
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).
Carol Ma – Membership Committee
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.
Brandon Kliewer – Fundraising Committee
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Brian Ó Donnchadha – Conference 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.’
Stacey Muse – Graduate Student Network
Stacey serves as the Coordinator in the Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. She has a Masters of Arts in nonprofit management and leadership studies from the University of San Diego, and is working to complete her doctorate (Ph.D.) in Higher Education at the University of Denver. Her research interests include exploring community voice and impact in community-university partnerships, understanding and developing democratically engaged partnerships, and increasing strategic partnerships for public good. Stacey currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement as the Graduate Student Chair.
Lane Perry – Membership Committee
Lane G. Perry, PhD is currently the Director of the Center for Service Learning at Western Carolina University in North Carolina and as of November will serve on the IARSLCE Board of Directors. He earned his BBA and MEd at the University of Central Oklahoma and from 2008-2012 lived in Christchurch, New Zealand and worked at the University of Canterbury, where he completed his PhD in Higher Education and served as a faculty member in the College of Education. He has published and presented on the influence of service-learning on student engagement and how service-learning and community engagement can serve as a responsive pedagogy for bridging the space between the community and classroom.
Marshall Welch – Conference Committee
Marshall Welch has been in the field of service-learning since 1995. He is currently the director of the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA) at Saint Mary’s College of California, overseeing service-learning, community engagement and social justices programs. Prior to his current position, he also served as director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah. Marshall hosted the third annual conference of IARSLCE at Salt Lake City in 2003 and co-edited the book volume from that conference with Shelley Billig. He participated in the development and implementation of professional development institutes for campus center directors with Campus Compact, hosting the first institute in 2004. Marshall has numerous article publications, chapters, conference presentations, and workshops on service-learning and community engagement.
John Saltmarsh – Nominations Committee
John is the Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development. He leads the project in which NERCHE serves as the administrative partner with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for Carnegie’s elective Community Engagement Classification. He is the author, most recently, of an edited volume “To Serve a Larger Purpose:” Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (2011) and a book with Edward Zlotkowski, Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (2011). He is also the author of numerous book chapters and articles on civic engagement, service-learning, and experiential education, and the co-author of theDemocratic Engagement White Paper (NERCHE, 2009). He is an associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. He serves on the National Advisory Board of Imagining America, a member of Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Coordinating Committee Members of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Action Network and has served as past chair and member of the board of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), as an ex-officio member of the Board of The Democracy Imperative, and on AACU’s board of the Core Commitments Project. He is a member of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement, has served as a National Scholar with Imagining America’s Tenure Team Initiative, and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. From 1998 through 2005, he directed the national Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study at Campus Compact. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from Boston University and taught for over a decade at Northeastern University and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College.
Laurie S. 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.