Faculty Mentors: Volume 1 & 2

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Dr. Walid Abushabha

Professor, Science, Berkeley College

Various dimensions of Health and Fitness including the phenomena of obesity and its effect on the society, human sexuality and sexually transmitted disease, biological/psychological/social aspects of addiction and treatment options in the light of a strength-based approach, service learning, community-based research, engaged scholarship, research methods.

Dr. Krista Maywalt Aronson

Associate Professor of Psychology, Bates College

School-based interventions to improve intercultural relations, immigration and acculturation, identity, community-based research

Dr. Donna M. Bickford

Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Adjunct Assistant Professor in English and Women?s Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contemporary women writers, literature and social justice, human trafficking, gender equity issues, service learning and activism in pedagogical practice

Professor Jill K. Burk, MA

Instructor, Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State University, Berks

Communicative practices in public life and civic engagement, communication pedagogy, integrated marketing communication, and communication ethics

Dr. Shannon Carter

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Center Programs, Texas A&M-Commerce

Dr. Mari Castañeda

Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Global communication, information technology and new media, communications public policy, Latina/Chicano Studies and media/cultural production, community-university partnerships, civic and community engagement, education and equity

Polly Chandler

Director MBA in Sustainability, Chair of Department of Management

Integration of social, environmental and economic issues. Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Education and Leadership. Focus on leading change to make the world a more just, humane, sustainable place to live and thrive now and in the future.

Dr. Joanne Chive

Director of Communications, College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida

Communications, leadership, business, writing and rhetoric and service learning

Dr. Kirsti K. Cole

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric, Composition, and Literary Theory, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Rhetoric, Writing Across the Curriculum, Literary and Rhetorical Theory, Gender Studies, Activist Rhetoric

E. Maxwell Davis, PhD, LISW

Assistant Professor, Human Development & Women's Studies, California State University, East Bay

HIV/AIDS treatment and care, gender, sexuality and women's health, health disparities, and the intersection of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, particularly in disenfranchised communities, service learning, community-based research, engaged scholarship, research methods.  

Dr. Deborah Dougherty

Professor of Spanish, Alma College

Spanish literature, translation, service learning, second language writing and rhetoric

Dr. Nancy Erbe

Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, California State University Dominquez Hills, Carson, California

Negotiation, conflict resolution, peace studies, legal studies, social justice, multicultural mediation, global processes

Dr. Sharon Ellerton

Associate Professor of Biology, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

Anatomy & Physiology, Histology, General Biology, Service-Learning Research

Prof. Steve Elliott, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art and Design, Chair, Wayne State College Department of Art and Design

History of art and design, design foundations, sculpture, service learning, undergraduate research, honors program adviser

Tracy Fasolino, PhD, FNP, ACHPN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

End stage chronic illnesses management, readmission strategies, palliative care medicine education & interventions for patients, simulation for undergraduate & graduate nursing students, patient safety research.

Dr. Paul Feigenbaum

Assistant Professor of English, Florida International University

Community literacy, public writing, service-learning, rhetoric and composition, literacy studies, urban education

Laura Finley, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminology, Barry University

crime, gender-based violence, human rights, social justice, peacebuilding

Dr. Wendy Ford

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, Queensborough Community College - City University of New York

Information communication technologies, information systems, web design, service learning

Kirsten Gabriel, M.A.

Academic Programs Coordinator, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

Undergraduate research, service-learning, community-based research

LeAnn Starlin Galea

Assistant Director of Student Life + Programming, Cleveland Institute of Art

Community service, student engagement, campus programming, service learning, student leadership, retention and first year experience

Dr. Pamela J. Gent

Professor of Special Education, Clarion University

Special education, severe disabilities, autism, service-learning as a pedagogy, service-learning for school-age students, teacher education

Donnie Hale

Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator/Professor in Education Studies at University of Oregon

Dr. Richard J. Harnish

Associate Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington

Functional Theories of Attitudes, Social Influence, Everyday Decision-Making, Undergraduate Research, Service-Learning

Dr. Veronica House

Associate Director for Service-Learning and Outreach, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder

Service-Learning, writing and rhetoric, food studies, sustainability studies, women's literature, mythology

Dr. Jui-Chi Huang

Assistant Professor, Economics, Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Dr. Clayton Hurd

Lecturer, Urban Studies Program, Stanford University
Director of Public Service Research, Haas Center for Public Service

Anthropology and education, US-Mexico immigration, school re-segregation, social movements, community-based research, service learning, public and activist scholarship, alternative pedagogies

Dr. Linda M. Kalbach

Associate Professor of Education, Doane College, Crete

Multicultural education, social science education, secondary and middle-level education, human rights education, service-learning

Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan

Associate Professor, English Language Arts Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, University of Central Florida

Education, curriculum, teaching and learning, service-learning, young adult literature, teaching writing, adolescent development, drama, drama studies, creativity

Dr. Mahsa Kazempour

Assistant Professor of Science Education, Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Pre-service teacher education, science education, in-service teacher professional development, inquiry-based science, college science teaching, STS (Science, Technology, Society), and community action

Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani

Assistant Professor of Community Health Education and Global Health, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Public Health, Global Health, Health Education, Disease Prevention and Control, Violence Prevention, Child and Adolescent Health

Dr. Garrett Andrea McDowell

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University

Cultural anthropology, visual anthropology, Latin American Studies, Japanese studies, migration, food and culture, globalization, transnationalism, experimental ethnography and truth-making, service-learning, community-based research

Dr. Mary Maluleke

Lecturer in the School of Health Science department of Advanced Nursing Science, University of Venda South Africa

Mental health, nursing, student academic success, community engagement, mentorship, community-based research, student engagement, service/experiential learning

Dr. Morteza Marzjarani

Professor of Computer Science, Saginaw Valley State University

Probability and statistics

Dr. Cesar Martinez-Garza

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Dr. Seth Meisel

Associate Professor of History, Associate  Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

History, Latin American History, History of Race Relations, International Education, Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, Community Outreach, Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Dr. Phillip Motley

Assistant Professor, Communications, Elon University

Interactive media, visual communication, new media design, graphic design, technology, service-learning

Ryan P. Murphy, M.S.

Director of Service-Learning, Chestnut Hill College
Ph.D. student, Sociology, Temple University

Gender inequality, sexuality, service-learning, community-based research, social stratification, food insecurity, immigration, sociology of culture

Dr. Deborah Mutnick

Professor of English, Director of Writing, Long Island University

Lane Perry, PhD

Director, Center for Service Learning, Western Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Human Services, College of Education, Western Carolina University student leadership development, social change, service-learning, community-based research, student engagement practices and research, engaged scholarship, disaster response, research methods (specifically qualitative methodology)

Dr. Alicia Powers

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Furman University

Nutrition, public health, childhood obesity, community-based research in minority and low income communities, community-based participatory research

Melissa Quan

Associate Director, Center for Faith and Public Life, Fairfield University
Director of Service Learning

Education (curriculum & instruction); service learning, community-based research, university-community partnership development, peace and justice studies

Jordan Travis Radke

Teaching Fellow in Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Stratification, international development & globalization, environmental sociology, theory, qualitative methods, pedagogy, service learning

Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, PhD

Associate Professor, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Public writing, rhetorics of democracy, service-learning, community-based research, first-year writing, multicultural rhetorics, rhetorics of the contact-zone, protest rhetoric.

Kelsey Schultz, M.A.

Off Campus Study & Service Advisor, Center for Student Engagement, DePauw University

Global service-learning and social justice, intercultural learning and development, student leadership, civic and community engagement, comparative education

Dr. Cheryl Spencer

Assistant Professor in Nursing, Queensborough Community College, Bayside NY

Nursing, health disparities, health promotion, trans-cultural nursing, service learning

Dr. Randy Stoecker

Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Community organizing, community information technology, community development, service learning, community-based research

Terry Ann Thaxton

Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing, University of Central Florida
Director, The Literary Arts Partnership at UCF and ArtsBridge UCF

Creative writing, creative writing studies/pedagogy, service-learning, community-based research, the artist as public scholar, the arts as community education/service, digital humanities