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

New Director and Staff at CESL

Joseph Krupczynski, associate professor of architecture, is the new director of the office of UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) following long-time director John Reiff’s retirement. Professor Krupczynski’s appointment is for a three-year term effective September 1.

"We are so excited to have Professor Krupczynski become the new Director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning," said Carol Barr, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education. "Joseph has long been engaged in important civic engagement and service learning activities, contributing to the important role a public university plays in the community and the teaching and learning experiences of our students."

You can read more about Joseph at the UMass News page:

In addition, Ellen Correa has joined the CESL staff as a full-time lecturer for a one-year appointment. Ellen will coordinate the Boltwood program and provide integrated support to faculty and community partners. Ellen worked for CESL when she was a doctorate student in Communication and we are happy to have her expertise and passion for CSL within the office once again.

Joseph and Ellen would be happy to tell you more about their new roles and answer any questions you might have. They can be reached at:

Joseph Krupczynski:

Ellen Correa: