Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Dwight E. Giles, Jr.

Inducted in

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Professor Emeritus
Merrimack College, Adjunct Istructor
Providence College, Adjunct Instructor

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Biographical Abstracts

Dwight Giles is professor emeritus of leadership in education in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on service-learning research and community engagement, including “Where’s the Learning in Service- Learning?” He recently co-developed online resource modules entitled, “Six Steps to a Service-Learning Course.” He is the co-recipient, with Janet Eyler, of Campus Compact’s 2003 Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Service-Learning Award. He won the 2009 Distinguished Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. In September 2016, he was inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship. He received an honorary associate of human letters degree from Bristol Community College in 2018.

Areas of Expertise

  • Service-learning
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Community organizing
  • Higher education administration
  • Community-based research