Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Burton A. Bargerstock

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Michigan State University

Executive Director, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Director, UOE Communication and Information Technology
Special Advisor to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement

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Biographical Abstracts

Burton A. Bargerstock is executive director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, director of Communication and Information Technology, and special advisor to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University. His work focuses on institutional research, communication, culture, and technologies related to community-engaged scholarship and university outreach. He leads MSU's Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument project, teaches in the MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, and presents/publishes on themes related to community engagement and scholarship in higher education. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement; a section co-editor of the International Journal of Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement; a member of the editorial board of UNBOUND: Reinventing Higher Education; and senior co-editor of the Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement book series (MSU Press).

In 2017, Bargerstock was inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship and elected its president. He served as a member and former chairperson of the board of directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. He also previously served on the board of directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Council on Engagement and Outreach. He is an active contributor to the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and is a long-time member of EDUCAUSE. On campus, he is president of the MSU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.


Areas of Expertise

  • College and university administration
  • Adult development and learning
  • Biography, narrative, and intellectual history
  • Social theory
  • Online communication and community