Articles and Books

Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Below is a bibliography complied by the Center staff of supplemental articles and books. These resources are extremely helpful if you are beginning to use service learning in a course, or simply if you are looking for ways to alter or expand your use of the pedagogy. Many of the books and articles are available online and linked below. Many others are available in the Thun Library.

Bolded entries indicate that there is a copy in the Center's library.

Service Learning


Bowley, E., & Meeropool, J. (2003). Service-learning in higher education: trends, research, and resources. Generator, 21(3), 12-16.

Cohen, J. (2006). A laboratory for public scholarship and democracy. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 105, 7-15.

Coogan, D. (2006). Community literacy as civil dialogue. Community Literacy Journal, 1(1), 96-108.  

Driscoll, A., Holland. B., Gelmon, S., & Kerrigan, S. (1996). An assessment model for service-learning: comprehensive case studies of impact on faculty, students, community and institution. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 3(1), 66-71.

Huff, M., Burton, C., & Seestedt-Stanford, L. (2010). Implementing service learning across the curriculum: a catalyst for change.The Department Chair, 20(4), 20-22.

Markus, G.B. (1993). Integrating community service and classroom instruction enhances learning: results from an experiment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 15(4), 410-419.

Seifer, S.D. (2002). NSLC fact sheet: the evidence base for service-learning. Retrived from instant_info/ fact_sheets/he_facts/evidence.

Vogelgesang, L.J., & Astin, A.W. (2000). Comparing the effects of community service and service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 7(1), 25-34.


Billig, S.H., & Eyler, J. (Eds.). (2003). Deconstructing service-learning: Research exploring context, participation, and impacts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Billig, S.H., & Furco, A. (Eds.). (1997). Service-learning: Through a multidisciplinary lens. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Billig, S.H., & Waterman, A.S. (2003). Studying service learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bringle, R.G., Philips, M.A., & Hudson, M. (2004). The measure of service learning: Research scales to assess student experiences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Davidson, G., Billig, S.H., & Springer, N.C. (2006). Advancing knowledge in service learning: Research to transform the field. K.M. Casey, (Ed.). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Eyler, J., & Giles, Jr., D.E. (1999). Where's the learning in service-learning? San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Furco, A., & Billig, S.H. (2002). Service learning: The essence of the pedagogy. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Gelmon, S.B., & Billig, S.H. (2007). From passion to objectivity: International and cross-disciplinary perspectives on service-learning research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Jacoby, B., & Associates. (2003). Building partnerships for service-learning. San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass.

O?Grady, C.R. (Ed.). (2000). Integrating service learning and multicultural education in colleges and universities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Root, S., Callahan, J., & Billig, S. (Eds.). (2005). Improving service learning practice: Research on models to enhance impacts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Tonkin, H. (Ed.). (2004). Service-learning across cultures: Promise and achievement. New York, NY: The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership Press.

Ward, K. (2003). Faculty service roles and the scholarship of engagement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Waterman, A.S. (Ed.). (1997). Service learning: Applications from the research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Welch, M., & Billig, S. (Eds.). (2004). New perspectives in service-learning: Research to advance the field. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Zlotkowski, E., Longo, N., & Williams, J. (Eds.). (2006). Students as colleagues: Expanding the circle of service-learning leadership. Providence, RI: Brown University Campus Compact.

Zlotkowski, E. (1998). Successful service learning programs. Jaffrey, NH: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.

Reflection & Service Learning


Ahmed, Z., Hutter, L., & Plaut, J. (2005/2008). Reflection in higher education service learning. Retrieved from filemanager/download/two-page_fs/Reflection_in_HE_SL_FS_Short_Sept08.pdf

Ash, S.L., Clayton, P.H., & Atkinson, M.P. (2005). Integrating reflection and assessment to capture and improve student learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 11(2), 49-60.

Cantor, N. (2004). Civic engagement. The university as a public good. Liberal Education, 90(2), 18-25.

Eyler, J. (2002). Reflection: linking service and learning - linking students and communities. Journal of Social Issues, 58(3),517-534.

Falk, D. (1995). Preflection: a strategy for enhancing reflection. NSEE Quarterly, 13, 1. 

Hatcher, J.A., & Bringle, R.G. (1997). Reflections: bridging the gap between service and learning. Journal of College Teaching, 45, 153-158.

Hatcher, J.A., Bringle, R.G., & Muthiah, R. (2004). Designing effective reflection: what matters to service-learning? Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 11(1), 38-46.

Reed, J. & Koliba, C. (1995). Facilitating reflection: a manual for leaders and educators. Retrieved from

RMC Research Corporation. (2004). Connecting Thinking and Action: Ideas for Service-learning Reflection. Retrieved from filemanager/download/132/Reflection%20Guide%20Internet1.pdf

Welch, M. (1999). ABCs of reflection: a template for students and instructors to implement written reflection in service learning. NSEE Quarterly 25(2), 23-25.

Wolcott, S.K., & Lynch, C.L. (2000). The reflective judgment model: implications for service-learning and reflection. Retrieved from http://


England, A., & Spence, J. (1999). Reflection: A guide to effective service learning. Linking learning with life. Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center.

Eyler, J., & Giles, D.E. (1996). A practitioner's guide to reflection in service-learning. Nashville,TN: Vanderbilt University.

Hatcher, J.A., & Bringle, R.G. (1996). Reflection activities for the college classroom. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Knox, A., Wangaard, D.B., & Michaelson, S.R. (2003). Service-learning planning and reflection: A step-by-step guide. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Group.

Silcox, H.C. (1995). Reflection: The key to service learning. New York, NY: National Helpers Network.

Community-Based Undergraduate Research





Antrim, N. M. (2000). Beyond the classroom: a role for linguistics in community-based learning and teaching. Report: ED447703. 11 pgs.

Bringle, R. C. , & Hatcher, J. (2009). Innovative practices in service-learning and curricular engagement. Directions for Higher Education, 147,37-46.

Brooks, N., & Schramm, R. (2007). Integrating economics and research, education, and service.? Journal of Economic Education, 38(1), 36-43.

Brown, D.W., & Witte, D. (Eds.). (2003). Higher education exchange. Report: ED482158. 84 pgs.

Carter, M., Rivero, E., Cadge, W., & Curran, S. (2002). Designing your community-based learning project: five questions to ask about your pedagogical and participatory goals.Technology Sociology, 30(2), 158-73.

Cordes, C. (1998). Community-based projects help scholars build public support. Chronicle of Higher Education, 45(4), A37-A39.

Crump, J. R. (2002). Learning by doing: implementing community service-based learning. The Journal of Geography, 101(4), 144-152.

Eberly, R. A. (2006).Rhetorics of public scholarship: democracy, ?Doxa,? and the human barnyard. New Directions for Teaching and Learning,105, 27-39

Gergen, K. J. (2001). From mind to relationship: the emerging challenge. Education Canada, 4(1), 8.

Grobman, L. (2009). Speaking with one another: writing African American history in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Reflections: Writing,Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, 9(1), 129-61.

Johnson, R., & Davis, R. (2008). Negotiating the dilemmas of community-based learning in teacher education. Teaching Education,19(4), 351-360.

Kezar, A. (2005). Redesigning for collaboration within higher education institutions: an exploration into the developmental process. Research in Higher Education, 46(7), 831-860.

Klausman, J. ( 2007). Resurrecting the I-search: engaging students in meaningful scholarship. Teaching English in the Two Year College, 35(2), 191-196.

Minkler, M. (2004). Ethical challenges for the ?Outside? researcher in community-based participatory research. Health Education and Behavior, 31(6), 684-697.

Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Traditional vs. critical service-learning: engaging the literature to differentiate two modelsMichigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2), 50-65.

Mooney, L. A., & Edwards, B. (2001). Experiential learning in sociology: service learning and other community-based initiatives. Teaching Sociology, 29(2), 181-194.

Mutnick, D. (2007). Inscribing the world: an oral history project in Brooklyn. College Composition and Communication, 58(4).

O?Meara, K. (2008).Graduate education and community engagement.New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 113, 27-42.

Rosen, J. (1995).Public journalism: a case for public scholarship.Change, 27(3), 34-38.

Shrader, E., Saunders, M.A., Marullo, S., Benatti, S., & Weigert, K.M. (2008). Institutionalizing community-based learning and research: the case for external networks. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2),  27-40.

Stephens, P.G. (2006).A real community bridge: informing community-based learning through a model of participatory public art. Art Education, 59(2), 40-46

Stoecker, R. (2009). Are we talking the walk of community-based research? Action Research, 7, 385-404.

Stoecker, R., Willis, C., & Lersch, A. (2009). The community leadership educator?s perspective on program sustainability. Journal of Leadership Education, 8, 206-223.

Stoecker, R. (2008). Challenging institutional barriers to community-based research. Action Research, 6, 49-67.

Stoecker, R. (2003). Community-based research: from practice to theory and back again. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 9(2), 35-46.

Stoecker, R. (2002). Practices and challenges of community-based esearch. Journal of Public Affairs, 6, 219-239.

Strand, K. J. (2000). Community-based research as pedagogy. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 7, 85-96.

Strand, K. J. (2003). Principles of best practice for community-based research. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 9, 5-15.

Tillman, L. C., & King, J.E. (1999). Mapping university assets for public scholarship and the praxis of community partnering. Report: ED431369.

Tryon, E., Stoecker, R., Martin, A., SeBlonka, K., Hilgendorf, A., & Nellis, M. (2008). The challenge of short-term service learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2), 6-26.

Wharton-Michael, P., Janke, E.M., Karim, R., Syvertsen, A.K., & Wray, L.D. (2006).  An explication of public scholarship objectives. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 105, 63-72.

Peresie, J., Willis, J., Waldref, V., & Stockmann, D. (2008). The undergraduate perspective on community-based research. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 9(3), 36-43.

Yapa, L. (2006). Public scholarship in postmodern university. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 105, 73-83.


Eberly, R., & Cohen, J. (Eds.). (2006). A laboratory for public scholarship and democracy. New directions for teaching and learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Jacoby, B. (2009). Civic engagement in higher education: Concepts and practices. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Percy, S. L., Zimpher, N.L., & Brukardt, M.J. (Eds.). (2006). Creating a new kind of university: Institutionalizing community-university engagement. Boston, MA: Anker Publishing Company.

Soska, T., & Butterfield, A.K.J. (2005). University-community partnerships: Universities in civic engagement. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Stoecker, R., & Tryon, E. (Eds.). (2009). The unheard voices: Community organizations and service learning. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. 

Stoecker, R. (2005). Research methods for community change: A project-based approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Strand, K., Marullo, S., Cutforth, N., Stoecker, R., & Donohue, P. (2003). Community-based research in higher education: Methods, models and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


For more information, e-mail Dr. Laurie Grobman ([email protected]) or call 610-396-6141.