2019-20 Service-Learning Fellows
The 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and proposed projects are—
Collette Chapman-Hilliard, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counseling and Human Development Services, College of Education
Chapman-Hilliard will incorporate a social justice and advocacy service-learning project engaging graduate students in the Mental Health Counseling program with organizations supporting marginalized communities, including curricular development and needs assessments.
Elizabeth M. Grant, Assistant Clinical Professor, Law School
As part of the Public Interest Practicum clinic, Grant plans to work with law students and partners to develop and incorporate graphic arts to help better explain legal information for unrepresented litigants in Athens and enhance law students’ communication skills.
Jessica L. Heywood, Externship Clinician, Washington DC Semester Program, Law School
For the DC Semester legal externship, Heywood is working to implement additional elements of service-learning best practices across the variety of student externship placements and experiences.
Candice Hollenbeck, Lecturer, Dept. of Marketing, Terry College of Business
Hollenbeck’s students in MARK4600S (Integrated Marketing and Brand Communications), will work with nonprofit organizations and local businesses to identify target markets, design campaigns, and create and disseminate messages in support of their organization’s missions.
Melissa Scott Kozak, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Human Development and Family Science, College of Family & Consumer Sciences
Kozak plans to have students in her Family Life Education Methodology course partner with UGA Cooperative Extension to develop, facilitate and evaluate programs based on identified community needs.
Suzanne H. Lester, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership
Lester plans to enhance and assess partnerships and pedagogy supporting medical student and community interactions in the Community and Population Health two-year curriculum.
Magdalena Matuskova, Lecturer, Dept. of Romance Languages, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Matuskova is developing a new service-learning course on Spanish-English medical and healthcare interpreting, in which students will develop skills through taking part in interpreting in health education and clinical settings.
Jill Stefaniak, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Career & Information Studies, College of Education
Stefaniak will engage graduate students in providing performance evaluations for non-profit organizations locally and beyond, in her EDIT 7350 course on e-Learning Evaluation and Assessment.
Zion Tse, Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Students in Tse’s CSEE4320 Mechatronics course will work with UGA’s Facilities Management Division to better inspect campus rooftops and buildings using unmanned aerial vehicles.