Faculty Mentors: Volume 3

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Walid Abushabha, PhD

Professor, Science, Berkeley College

Molecular biology, with a focus on cancer immunotherapy; research and study interests also include the various dimensions of health 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, and research methods.

Donna M. Bickford, PhD

Associate Director, Office for 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

Lauren E. Burrow, EdD

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis

Using service-learning to develop and deepen pre-/in-service teacher and family engagement with creative practices (including early literacy, creative writing, storytelling, the arts, and technology integration) in order to transform young students? learning experiences; analyzing the scholarship of engagement

Kelly Concannon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Writing, Nova Southeastern University

Community Engagement, Feminist Theory, Critical and Feminist Pedagogy, and Composition Theory 

Kirsti Cole, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Rhetorical and argumentation theory, composition theory, pedagogy, feminist theory, and rhetorical feminist methodology

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. 

Deborah Dougherty, PhD

Professor of Spanish, Alma College

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

Sharon S. Ellerton, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty Coordinator for Service-Learning, City University of New York, Queensborough Community College (CUNY-QCC)

Impact of SL on Community College Students

Paul Feigenbaum, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Florida International University

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

Laura Finley, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Barry University

Peace education, domestic/dating violence, bullying, human rights

Wendy Ford, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, City University of New York, Queensborough Community College (CUNY-QCC)

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

Kirsten Gabriel, MA

Academic Programs Coordinator, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

Undergraduate research, service-learning, community-based research

Robert W. Greene, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The efficacy of service learning in higher education to promote or hinder transformational learning, urban homelessness and homeless youth, masculinity as a social construction

Laurie Grobman, PhD

Professor of English and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Jui-Chi Huang, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics, Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Applied monetary and international economics, international market structures and integration, strategic trade policies, and pass-through economics

Clayton Hurd, PhD

Lecturer, Urban Studies Program, Stanford University and 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

Linda M. Kalbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Education, Doane College, Crete

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

Jeffrey Kaplan, PhD

Associate Professor, English Language Arts Education, University of Central Florida

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

Jagdish Khubchandani, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Community Health, Ball State University

Social and Clinical Epidemiology, Global Health

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

Christina L. McDowell Marinchak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Business Communication, University of Alaska Anchorage

Business/Corporate Communication and Integrated Marketing Communication 

Seth MeiselPhD

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin ? Whitewater  

Latin American Social History, History of the Atlantic World, Undergraduate Research

Phillip Motley, MFA

Associate Professor, Communications, Elon University

Visual communication and graphic design, interactive media, intersection of technology and art+desgin, service-learning

Ryan P. Murphy, MA

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

Sociology of Religion, Gender, Sexuality, Culture, Service-Learning, Social Stratification

Deborah Mutnick, PhD

Professor of English, Long Island University Brooklyn

Rhetoric & composition, oral history, critical literacy, community-based writing & research, digital humanities

Lane Perry, PhD

Director, Center for Service Learning, Western Carolina University

Affiliated faculty member of the Human Services Department, 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)

Melissa Quan, MA

Director of Service Learning, Fairfield University

Community Partnership Development, Institutional Change, Social Change, Social Justice, Service Learning 

Jordan Travis Radke, MA, PhD Candidate (ABD)

Teaching Fellow, Assistant to the Director for the Social & Economic Justice Minor, UNC Chapel Hill

Service learning, lifestyle movements, qualitative methods

Julia Van der Ryn

Director, Service-Learning/Assistant Professor, Humanities, Dominican University of California

Critical and Creative Teaching/Learning, Social Ethics, Educational Equity and Youth Justice

Randy Stoecker, PhD

Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin

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