Students in the Spring 2022 Intro to Media course, applied their learning to design creative projects to re-engage, re-build, and re-invigorate the campus and local communities.
Summer '21 Community Engaged Learning Research conducted with three Allegheny students on how Meadville businesses define 'local' and 'community' through their brand identities
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.
"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.
To use classroom skills in addressing community needs is a valued goal in my courses. Learn about two class projects and what students gained from them.
I serve on the Board of Directors of the Crawford County Historical Society in the heritage town of Meadville in north-west Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty advisor for the Allegheny College Rotaract Club and member of the Meadville Rotary AM Club.
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 book and counseling tool on domestic abuse. Illustrations were by Annaliese Stone ('23) an Arts, Science and Innovation major. Published with a sub-grant from the Gateway Network Community Projects funds & with the expertise of Prof. Luman from Computer Science.