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Immunity is Community comic panel

The 2023 "Immunity is Community" post-pandemic health and wellness fair, in collaboration with the Meadville Rotary AM Club and other community partners.

President Elect, Meadville Rotary AM Club

I am President elect of the Meadville Rotary AM Club (District 7280), part of an international network of dedicated philanthropic entrepreneurs and professionals who practice "service above self."

Childrens book

Working with a student team from Cohort IV of Allegheny College's Global Citizen Scholars' Program on "Empowering Women," we collaborated with the Meadville Women's Services Inc. to write and produce "You Are Not Alone," a children’s anti-abuse resource. Illustrations were by Annaliese Stone ('23) an Arts, Science and Innovation major. Published with grant funding from the Allegheny College Community Engaged Learning Office & with the expertise of Prof. Luman from the Computer Science Dept.

Rotaract logo

Faculty advisor for the Allegheny College Rotaract Club and member of the Meadville Rotary AM Club.

Creative Recouping (Spring 2022)

Students in the Spring 2022 "Introduction to Critical Media" course applied what we learned in the course to develop creative projects that centered on rebuilding community well-being, following the COVID-19 pandemic fatigue and fallout.

2021 Summer Community Engaged Learning in Meadville

Summer '21 Community Engaged Learning Research with three Allegheny students on how Meadville businesses define 'local' and 'community' through their mission and branding.

Part of the 2021-2023 Bonner Community-Engaged Learning Community Partner/Faculty Development Cohort at Allegheny College, collaborating with community partners to develop courses with built-in community outreach projects.


Three separate cohorts of students in my COMRT 260 course (Media Theory & Practice) took on food poverty in Crawford County. Here's a summary of their efforts.

Baste_India rangoli

"Growing Hearts. Growing Minds" was a global collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-town in India, to support the educational initiatives attached to a larger watershed sustainability initiative in Baste tribal village.

Community Partnerships

To use classroom skills in addressing community needs is a valued goal in my courses. These are two class projects and what students gained from them.

diversity and inclusion

Appointed as the Provost's Liaison for the Sustained Dialogues (SD) and Civility initiative for employees at Allegheny College (Fall 2017-Fall 2018). Also Chaired the SD Steering Committee.

crawford county-birthplace of direct pri

I serve on the Board of Directors of the Crawford County Historical Society in the heritage town of Meadville in north-west Pennsylvania.

senior citizens

Since 2012 I have been teaching high school students and senior citizens as part of the "Creating Landscapes" enhancement program by retired Allegheny College Dance Professor Jan Hyatt.

Living & Learning Communities

In Fall 2012, with the help of a Fahrner Grant through the Provost's Office, I was able to design my First Year Seminar around a living and learning community that explored & worked on local and global sustainability projects.

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