Scholarship in Action: Communities, Leaders, and Citizens

Barbara Baker, Kathleen Hale and Giovanna Summerfield (eds)

Published by The World Universities Forum, a book series by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US10.00
Book: Print $US30.00

This book narrates the process undertaken by a set of faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University in Alabama to build new pedagogical content through purposeful attention to, respect for, and reciprocity with the communities that sustain them. Covering myriad intersecting and reoccurring themes within engaged public scholarship such as global citizenship, leadership, new media and its implications for community building, diversity, volunteerism, fundraising, literacy, aging populations, health and disability, granting institutions, faith-based initiatives, and nonprofit organizations, this collection serves as a model for faculty and administrators who intend to undertake community-engaged learning that brings scholarship into action.

Keywords: Community development

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 4.574MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The World Universities Forum, a book series by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Barbara Baker

Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Institute, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

Barbara A. Baker is the Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Auburn University. She teaches community and civic engagement, women’s studies, Africana studies, and honors college courses. She is the author or editor of three volumes and a number of published articles on a wide range of topics including literature, music, and women’s issues.

Dr. Kathleen Hale

Associate Professor of Political Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

Kathleen Hale is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the MPA Program, and a College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar at Auburn University. She teaches courses in nonprofit management and intergovernmental relations. Her book How Information Matters (Georgetown UP, 2011) documents the influence of nonprofit organizations on policy innovation and institutional change.

Dr Giovanna Summerfield

Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

Giovanna Summerfield is the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. She is a College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar at Auburn University and an Imagining America Research Fellow. She has published extensively on the long-eighteenth French and Italian literature, religious and philosophical movements, and women's studies. Her latest book is The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern through Contemporary Italy.