UMass CESL promotes learning for life-long, engaged citizenship, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.

2016 CESL Faculty Fellows Named

Ten individuals have been selected by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning as recipients of the 2016 CESL Faculty Fellowships.

The group represents 10 departments developing 10 new civic engagement or service-learning courses, integrating classroom learning with community-based learning. The CESL faculty fellows group meets monthly, over the course of the year, to discuss service-learning pedagogy and to work collaboratively on course development. The CESL Faculty Fellowship is in its twenty-second year. It is co-directedCarol Soules, Associate Director of CESL and Ellen Pader, interim director of CESL and associate professor in landscape architecture and regional planning.
The CESL staff is available to work with faculty members in all academic departments to develop civic engagement and service-learning courses, both new courses and revising existing courses to integrate community engagement as a core component of the course.

David Bloniarz
Adjunct Professor
Department: Environmental Conservation
Course: Urban Forestry: Structure, Function and Value

Cheryl Brooks
Assistant Dean, Experiential Learning & Corporate Relations
College: College of Engineering
Course: Bridging Engineering Theory to Practice in the Community

Codi Carron
Assistant Professor
Department: Aersospace Studies
Course: Air Force Leadership and Management II

Michael DiPasquale
Extension Assistant Professor
Department: Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Course: Graduate Design Studio in Springfield

Jen Dolan
Department: Public Health
Courses: Public Policy & Citizen Action and Organizing: People, Power, and Change

Bogdan Prokopovych
Department: Isenberg School of Management
Course:Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise

Tom Schiff
Director of UMass Men and Masculinities Center and Adjunct in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Department: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Course: UMass Phallacies

Elizabeth (Betsy) SchmidtProfessor of Practice
Department: Center for Public Policy and Administration
Course: Social Mission Enterprises

Boone Shear
Assistant Director of Student Activities and Director of UMass CALLS
Department: Student Activities
Course: Learning Through Community Engagement: Leadership, Social Change, and Community Economies

Lisa Troy
Assistant Professor Commonwealth Honors College and Nutrition
Department: Nutrition
Course: Sophomores Serve