IARSLCE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Research Recognitions.
Recognition of Exemplary Contributions through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement – Distinguished Career
Patti H. Clayton and Colleagues
This is the first time we have recognized a collective rather than an individual. “Clayton & Colleagues” refers to a community of over 200 collaborators on scholarship related to SLCE going back to 1998 (a quarter of them undergraduate or graduate students, a dozen of them based primarily in community organizations, a dozen of them outside the United States), 40 of whom have co-created multiple projects, programs, and products during this 20 year period.
At the heart of this community is the lived understanding, expressed years ago by Barbara Harrison, that “It takes a village, a community, to write an article, conduct research, prepare for workshops.” Patti Clayton, the one colleague they all have in common, lives in North Carolina (where she and around 20 students, community partners, professional staff, and faculty worked together for 10 years to grow a grassroots service-learning initiative into a leading Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement). Her work as an SLCE practitioner-scholar provides opportunities for creative connections among colleagues from her local geographic community to national and international communities of practice and inquiry; her role as an independent consultant (PHC Ventures) provides opportunities to engage with colleagues in various ongoing ways, including through senior and visiting scholar appointments with several campuses. She and her colleagues are together across time zones in online communities almost daily in collaborative spaces they began developing in the context of the IARSLCE Proceedings and continue to refine today through the SLCE Future Directions Project; they also gather in person for retreats, think tanks, workshops, conferences, whiteboard sessions, meals, walks in the woods, conversations on porches and around campfires, and quiet moments with fireflies and full moons.
This is the 16th year in a row that “Clayton & Colleagues” (over 55 of them) have co-facilitated sessions at IARSLCE conferences. These two decades of co-inquiry and co-learning have indeed been, in the words of Brandon Whitney, Julie McClure, and Alissa Respet, a “shared developmental journey” for them and for the broader SLCE community, which they would like to thank for welcoming, nurturing, challenging, and engaging with their contributions.
Recognition of Exemplary Contributions through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement – Early Career
Danielle Lake (co-recipient)
Danielle Lake is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Program Coordinator for the Accelerated Leadership Program at Grand Valley State University, an innovative 19-Month degree completion program for returning adult students deeply rooted in community partnerships. As a public philosopher, her scholarship bridges research on wicked problems with the public engagement movement within higher education, seeking methods that can foster more inclusive, just, and resilient individuals and communities willing and able to collaborate across ideological and institutional boundaries. These commitments have led tocross-institutional research examining the challenges and promises of place-based collaborative engagement, the design of innovative curricula and programs, and community engagement projects surrounding issues of food justice, crime and community, and educational attainment. She is the 2017 recipient of the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement, the 2016 recipient of the John Lachs award for Public Philosophy, and the 2014 recipient of the Jane Addams Prize. She received her PhD in Philosophy at Michigan State University with a dissertation entitled Working With: Expanding and Integrating the Pragmatic Method for a Wicked World (2014). Recent publications can be found at http://works.bepress.com/danielle_lake/
Timothy J. Shaffer (co-recipient)
Timothy J. Shaffer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and assistant director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University, principal research specialist with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, and associate editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation. Shaffer centers his research on the advancement of democratic practices through deliberative politics and civic engagement in higher education and other institutional and community settings. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is co-editor of Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement (Michigan State University Press, 2017), A Crisis of Civility? Contemporary Research on Civility, Incivility, and Political Discourse (Routledge, 2018), and Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals (Kettering Foundation Press, 2018). Two forthcoming books, Discussing Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education (Stylus) and When Democracy Had Roots: Civic Professionals, Group Discussion, and Adult Education in the Rural New Deal (West Virginia University Press), are set to be published in 2019.
Recognition of Exemplary Contributions through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement – Dissertation
Elisabeth Fornaro is an expert in urban education and educational research who works with several universities on teacher preparation, teacher support, and inclusion and diversity in education. A former K-12 educator, Elisabeth believes that the purpose of education is to produce not only competent professionals, but also responsible citizens who are engaged in their community. She is committed to challenging educators to explore questions around education and social justice, equity, and democracy. Her research and instruction is focused on equipping educators to carry out their professional standards and responsibilities with a sense of professional integrity. Elisabeth has worked at the Temple University College of Education and The Academic Center on Research in Diversity at Temple University (ACCORD). Elisabeth holds her PhD in Urban Education from Temple University, her Masters in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College, and her English as a Second Language Program Specialist Certificate from Temple University.
|2017||Julie Hatcher, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2017||Amy L. Cook, University of Massachusetts Boston||The Early Career Research Award|
|2017||Kristi Hughes-Farner, University of Georgia||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2016||Barbara Jacoby||Distinguished Career Recognition|
|2016||Stephanie Stokamer||Early Career Recognition|
|2016||Nora Pillard Reynolds||Dissertation Recognition|
|2015||Edward Zlotkowski||Distinguished Career Recognition|
|2015||Cynthia Toms||Dissertation Recognition|
|2015||Michelle Sterk Barrett||Dissertation Recognition: Honorable Mention|
|2014||Sarena D. Seifer, M.D.||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2014||Kendra Brewster, Ph. D.||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2013||Lorilee Sandmann, University of Georgia||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2013||Eric Hartman, Kansas State University||The Early Career Research Award|
|2013||Travis York, Valdosta State University||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2012||Rahima Wade, Ed.D.||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2012||Emily M. Janke, Ph.D.||The Early Career Research Award|
|2012||Lina D. Dostilio Ed.D.||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2011||Jeffrey Howard, DePaul University||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2011||Tania D. Mitchell, Stanford University||The Early Career Research Award|
|2011||Stephanie Stokamer, Pacific University||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2011||Dr. Jennifer Domigal-Goldman, American Association of State Colleges and Universities||Honorable Mention, The Dissertation Research Award|
|2010||Barbara Moely, Tulane University||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2010||Timothy Eatman, Syracuse University||The Early Career Research Award|
|2010||Katrina Norvell, Portland State University and Elaine Ward, Dublin Institute of Technology (co-recipients)||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2009||Dwight Giles, University of Massachusetts Boston||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2009||Nicholas Longo, Providence College||The Early Career Research Award|
|2009||Alan Bloomgarden, University of Massachusetts Amherst||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2008||Shelley Billig, RMC Research Corporation||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2008||KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland College Park||The Early Career Research Award|
|2008||Emily Janke, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Julie Hatcher, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (co-recipients)||The Dissertation Research Award|
|2007||Janet Eyler, Vanderbilt University||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2006||Barbara Holland, National Service-Learning Clearinghouse||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2005||Sherril Gelmon, Portland State University||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2004||Robert Bringle, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis||The Distinguished Research Award|
|2003||Andrew Furco, University of California at Berkeley||The Distinguished Research Award|