Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Richard Kiely

Inducted in
2021

Cornell University

Senior Fellow
Senior Lecturer

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Biographical Abstracts

Richard Kiely is a senior fellow in the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell University. He served as inaugural director of the Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research (2011-2015). In 2002, Richard received his PhD from Cornell University, and from 2002-2006 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Policy and Administration at the University of Georgia, where he taught courses in community development, qualitative and community-based research, service-learning, program planning, and adult learning theory.

In 2005, Kiely was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for research that developed a transformative service-learning model. He is a co-author of Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad (2018) and co-founder of the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative, a multi-institutional network advancing ethical, critical, and aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community-based global learning
  • Adult learning and intercultural learning theory and practice
  • Qualitative and community-based participatory action research
  • Community-campus partnerships
  • Institutionalization of community engagement in higher education