Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Academy Members

All members of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship were nominated and inducted because they have demonstrated considerable commitment to the advancement of CES over their careers. Among them are engagement scholars, artists, and community-engaged leaders demonstrating notable contributions to the theory and practice of working collaboratively to address societal needs, advance community engagement, and advance the scholarship of community engagement.

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Theodore R. Alter

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Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Ted Alter is professor of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics in the Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education Department…

Angela Waters Austin

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OneLoveGlobal

Angela Austin is Founder and President of OneLoveGlobal, a tax exempt non-profit organization that focuses on creating sustainable communities where…

Burton A. Bargerstock

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Michigan State University

Burton A. Bargerstock is executive director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, director of Communication and Information…

Lynn White Blanchard

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn White Blanchard is the director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her…

Robert Gordon Bringle

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Bringle has been involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs directed at talented undergraduate…

Robert H. Bruininks

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University of Minnesota

Dr. Robert H. Bruininks’s academic career has focused on transformative public and civic leadership, the development of human capital from…

Karen S. Bruns

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Ohio State University

Karen Bruns is a grounded servant leader of community engagement scholarship and is a major leader strengthening the movement. She consistently and…

Ann F. Cameron

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Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Ann Cameron is Head Start director of the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc., Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, where she is responsible…

Katy Campbell

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University of Alberta

Katy Campbell completed her doctorate in 1994; her dissertation was a narrative inquiry of an instructional design process, Collaborative…

Nancy E. Cantor

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Rutgers University-Neward

Dr. Cantor’s groundbreaking contributions on social intelligence include how people interpret their social worlds, set personal goals and…

Jeri Childers

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University of Technology Sydney

Dr. Jeri Childers teaches and coaches leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. She launched and directs the University of Technology–Sydney…

Lynette Coulston

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Victorian Blackberry Taskforce

Lyn Coulston has long served as a community leader and public officer in local and state-wide community engagement programs in Australia. She founded…

Ellis B. Cowling

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North Carolina State University

A forest biologist at North Carolina State University, Ellis became a world leader in environmental research. He was elected to membership in the…

David Cox

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University of Memphis

Executive Assistant to the President, Professor. Dr. Cox holds the rank of Professor in the Division of Public Administration and serves as Executive…

Nancy Creamer

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North Carolina State University

In 2003, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) found itself in the middle of a brewing crisis between conventional agriculture and the…

Benjamin J. Davenport

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First Piedmont Company and Davenport Energy

In 1999-2000, Ben Davenport co-developed the Future of the Piedmont Foundation (FPF), a select group of business leaders committed to reversing the…

Julie Ellison

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University of Michigan

Julie Ellison has immeasurable impact on higher education, particuarly on the cultural disciplines, such as the humanities and the expressive…

Eugenia Eng

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eugenia Eng's community-based participatory research (CBPR) work is recognized nationally and internationally. Contributions include relevance…

Hiram E. Fitzgerald

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Michigan State University

Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Ph.D., University of Denver) is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.…

Nancy Franklin

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Franklin Solutions

Dr. Nancy Franklin, principal of Franklin Solutions, collaborates with leaders of higher education, government, and community to facilitate strategic…

Timothy V. Franklin

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New Jersey Institute of Technology/New Jersey Innovation Institute

Tim Franklin, Ph.D., serves as principal at Franklin Solutions (FS), which he joined full-time following his recent retirement from a 25 (plus or…

Nancy K. Franz

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Dr. Nancy Franz, professor emerita, Iowa State University School of Education, retired after 33 years of service with the Cooperative Extension…

Andrew Furco

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University of Minnesota

Prior to arriving at the University of Minnesota, Andrew Furco worked at the University of California-Berkeley (1994-1997) as a faculty member in the…

Martin Garber-Conrad

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Edmonton Community Foundation

Martin Garber-Conrad is chief executive officer of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the fourth largest community foundation in Canada which…

Sherril Gelmon

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OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Sherril Gelmon is professor in the Oregon Health Sciences University–Portland State University School of Public Health and directs the Ph.D.…

Dwight E. Giles, Jr.

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

Dwight Giles is professor emeritus of leadership in education in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston.…

Paul Richard Golding

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Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation

Paul Golding, Ph.D., is the president of the Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation, which sponsors the Early Origins of Male Violence Conference in…

Philip A. Greasley

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University of Kentucky

Greasley, a UK administrator and English faculty member for 30 years, was formerly dean of University Extension, overseeing academic outreach…

Susan A. Gust

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Community Development Consultant

Susan Gust, a community activist and small business owner, co-founded, along with a University of Minnesota physician, a ten-year community and…

Budd Hall

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University of Victoria

Budd Hall is co-chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and professor emeritus of…

Ira Harkavy

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University of Pennsylvania

Ira Harkavy is associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of…

Lyla E. Houglum

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Oregon State University

Dr. Houglum served as Dean and Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service for almost 10 years, providing leadership for about 600…

Stanley E. Hyland

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University of Memphis

Stanley Hyland is an exemplar of the concept of engaged scholarship. It is reflected in his 35 years of community partnership practice, the resulting…

Melvin Jackson

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Strengthening the Black Family

Melvin Jackson has over 40 years’ experience in community engagement, public health research, and program coordination. Committed to the…

Audrey J. Jaeger

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North Carolina State University

Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership, North…

Catherine M. Jordan

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University of Minnesota

Cathy Jordan, Ph.D., is associate director for leadership and education at the Institute on the Environment and professor of pediatrics at the…

Gerald William Leach

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Self employed

Gerald Leach was raised on an irrigated horticulture property, but since age 17 has worked and operated a rain fed livestock and grain farm in a…

Mary Simon Leuci

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University of Missouri

Mary Simon Leuci is the director of engaged scholarship with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement. In this capacity, she…

Teresa Mangum

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University of Iowa

Teresa Mangum is a professor in the departments of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and English, and director of the Obermann Center for…

Michael V. Martin

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Michael V. Martin serves as President of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees unanimously…

Barbara Moely

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Tulane University

Dr. Moely has consistently broken new ground in the study and development of service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) programming and is a…

Suzanne Morse Moomaw

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University of Virginia

As a University of Alabama doctoral student, Moomaw was part of the General Motors-UA initiative to save a local plant. This experience launched a…

Diana Natalicio

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University of Texas at El Paso

Diana Natalicio has led the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to become a shining example of a university engaged in its community. Under her…

Philip Nyden

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Loyola University

When Nyden founded the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) he could not have known how deeply his aspirations would be fulfilled. He…

KerryAnn O'Meara

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University of Maryland

KerryAnn O'Meara is at the forefront of the movement to regard and embed community-engaged scholarship in academic reward systems, faculty…

Joan T. Pennell

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North Carolina State University

Joan Pennell, Ph.D., M.S.W., professor emerita of social work, was head of the Department of Social Work and founding director of the Center for…

Juvencio Rocha Peralta, Jr.

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Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN)

Juvencio Rocha Peralta, Jr., a native of Veracruz, Mexico, has lived in North Carolina since 1980 and has been a community advocate and leader in…

Scott J. Peters

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Cornell University

Situated in the newly emerging interdisciplinary field of “civic studies,” Peters centers his work as a scholar and educator on the…

Samory Touré Pruitt

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University of Alabama

Dr. Samory T. Pruitt has worked for the University of Alabama since 1986, and has served as Vice President for Community Affairs since the…

Judith A. Ramaley

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Portland State University

Judith Ramaley has a global reputation for her contributions to the knowledge base that institutional leaders and community leaders can draw upon to…

Scott Reed

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Oregon State University

Arthur Scott Reed (Scott) is a career Extension educator trained as a forester and economist. He began working in the private sector where he…

Roger Rennekamp

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Association of Public and Land Grant Universities/Cooperative Extension

Roger Rennekamp currently serves as health director for the Cooperative Extension section of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities,…

Kathryn Minette Rodden

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Self employed

Kaye Rodden has played a critical leadership role with the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) initiative, providing philosophical and conceptual…

John A. Saltmarsh

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

John Saltmarsh is professor of higher education in the Department of Leadership in Education, College of Education and Human Development, at the…

Lorilee R. Sandmann

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University of Georgia

Dr. Lorilee R. Sandmann’s research, publications, teaching, and leadership has had an intense and ongoing influence on the development of some…

Theodore J. Settle

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Virginia Tech University (Retired)

Ted’s scholarly contributions include his ability to name previously unrecognized issues that congeal interest in community engagement…

Mary Evans Sias

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Kentucky State University

In February 2004, Mary Evans Sias was named President of Kentucky State University after serving eight years as Senior Vice President for Student…

Lou Anna Simon

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Michigan State University

President Simon’s significant contributions to the field of CES are twofold: institutionalization of community engagement and scholarship…

Patricia M. Sobrero

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North Carolina State University

Patricia M. Sobrero is a retired professor, Agriculture and Extension Education, and former associate vice chancellor, Extension, Engagement and…

Rajesh Tandon

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Participatory Research in Asia

Rajesh Tandon’s professional education focused on engineering and management. He started as a lecturer in management, then moved to social…

María Nieves Tapia

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CLAYSS, Latin American Center for Solidarity Service Learning

Nieves Tapia is founder and director of the Latin American Center for Service-learning (CLAYSS) NGO based in Buenos Aires. From 1997 to 2010 she…

Beth Velde

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East Carolina University

Beth Velde's scholarship in engagement has taken the form of books, chapters, journal articles, and presentations, including insights from…

Lucille Holcomb Webb

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Strengthening the Black Family

Lucille Webb has advanced a community-driven and community-centered model of community-engaged scholarship that has had an impact on communities and…

Craig D. Weidemann

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Pennsylvania Sate University

Craig Weidemann served as Penn State University's Vice President for Outreach, 2003-2016. In this position he oversaw the University's…

E. Linwood Wright

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City of Danville, VA

Linwood Wright is a retired senior vice-president of Dan River Inc., a major textile producer headquartered in Danville, VA, where his primary…

Nancy Zimpher

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State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher has led three public universities and has made university engagement with the community a central theme at each. At the University of…

Jim Zuiches

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North Carolina State University

Dr. Zuiches has worked primarily for and on behalf of non-profit organizations and am committed to support efforts to establish sustainable…