Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Sherril Gelmon

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Portland State University

Professor, Portland State University, Portland  

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Biographical Abstracts

ln the words of her former president Judith Ramaley, "Sherril Gelmon has contributed to the advancement of engaged scholarship and learning ever since the idea of engagement began to take shape."  Her contributions focus on institutionalization of CES, assessing the impact of service-learning, and serving as a thought leader about peer review of CES and the documentation of CES for promotion and tenure. Her accomplishments are vast (with literally hundreds of articles, chapters, reports, and presentations).

She has served as the national evaluator for Campus Compact for Public Health's Faculty for the Engaged Campus and its initiative, which worked with selected institutions to develop strategies for institutional change to create policies that support CES and to build CES faculty development programs, and to create and test a new venue for peer review of CES. The products resulting from these projects are widely used by many institutions resulting in broad institutional impact on her own campus and at universities and colleges in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and other countries.