The 2011-12 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and projects are:
Jon Calabria, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Calabria’s project will integrate service-learning into a graduate studio course (LAND 6030, Nature and Sustainability) focusing on green infrastructure on and off campus.
Silvia Giraudo, Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition
Giraudo plans to develop, implement and assess programs focused on prevention of childhood obesity among the Latino population in conjunction with a First Year Odyssey Seminar.
Jennifer Hauver James, Assistant Professor, Elementary & Social Studies Education
James’s service-learning project entails development of a First Year Odyssey Seminar (Learning with Young Children) and assessing how students and teachers reflect on their experiences as teachers of young children.
Jennifer Martin Lewis, Public Service Program Coordinator, Center for Community Design & Preservation
Lewis plans to develop and implement assessments for the impact and effectiveness for students and community partners of the community design charrettes developed as service-learning projects by students and faculty in the College of Environment and Design.
Michael Marshall, Associate Professor, Art
Marshall’s project integrates service-learning into the photography curriculum via a special topics course (ARST 4210/7210) for undergraduate and graduate students, allowing them to integrate their photographic skills into community contexts.
Katherine Melcher, Assistant Professor, Environment & Design
Melcher will develop a graduate-level independent study course (LAND 6040) focusing on design-build work in collaboration with local community partners, in which students enhance their professional skills while meeting an expressed community need.
Maritza Soto Keen, Public Service Associate, Fanning Institute
Soto Keen will work with the Office of Service-Learning and community partners to develop a set of orientation materials for faculty and students interested in engaging with the Latino community through service-learning.
M. Montgomery Wolf, Lecturer, History
Wolf will work with the Global LEAD program to enhance service-learning in study abroad programs (FCID 3900S, Service-Learning and the Arts) with students in South Africa and Greece.