Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Emily M. Janke

Inducted in
2021

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Director, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement
Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies

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Biographical Abstracts

Emily M. Janke, PhD, has served as the director of the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement since 2010, where she has supported UNC Greensboro's transformation as a community-engaged university. As a scholar-administrator, she has advanced practice and scholarship in the areas of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship with diverse teams, the equitable treatment of community-engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure policy and practices, strategic efforts to track and monitor community engagement and public service within and across institutions, and the use of restorative justice practices in interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional culture. 

Emily has received the Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award given by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, the Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award given by the North Carolina Campus Compact, the Dissertation and the Early Career Researcher Awards given by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement given by American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project. She is a co-author of Collaboratory®, a publicly searchable, online database of community engagement activities within and across institutions of higher education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Reciprocal community-academic partnerships
  • Faculty and community partner professional development for community engagement
  • Monitoring and measuring institutional community engagement
  • Faculty promotion and tenure policy and practice
  • Conflict, peacebuilding, and restorative practices