Faculty Fellows Program

Through the Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows program, the Office of Civic Engagement prepares Rutgers–Camden faculty members to design and implement high-quality Engaged Civic Learning courses.

The core of the program is a two-day institute in which Fellows learn about the pedagogy of engagement and begin designing or redesigning courses. Two follow-up sessions are conducted in the spring semester to review syllabi and plan for implementation of Engaged Civic Learning courses. 

Participation and Eligibility

The program is open to faculty in all career tracks, including tenure track, academic professionals, outreach faculty, clinical faculty, and more. Participation is encouraged by all faculty members, from those with little or no prior experience in engaged civic learning to those with experience who may want to take a leadership role in advancing civic engagement initiatives on campus. Engaged Civic Learning course grants are also available.

Application

We are no longer accepting applications for the next cohort of faculty fellows.

Faculty Support Services

The Office of Civic Engagement offers a number of services to support faculty in their efforts to engage communities through teaching, research, and service activities. Our staff assists faculty in the development, implementation, and assessment of engaged civic teaching and research and provides opportunities for recognition of these efforts through ECL course designation, conference participation and publication, and through the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement.

The Engaged Civic Learning Course Design Workbook, a resource developed by the Office of Civic Engagement for Faculty Fellows training, is available as part of the AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise Campus Toolkit. Download a copy of the workbook


Faculty Cohorts

The following cohorts of Rutgers–Camden faculty members have completed the Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows program. Rutgers–Camden offers engaged civic learning courses across numerous disciplines in all of the schools.

2017 Cohort
  • Natalie Bembry
  • James Boucher
  • Damiano Consilvo
  • Richard Epstein
  • Bart Everts
  • Leah Falk
  • Lorraine Howard
  • Silvia Perez-Cortes
  • Wenhua Lu
  • Steven Pyser
  • Jeanann Sousou
  • Rasheda Weaver
  • Zachary Wood
2016 Cohort
  • Marla Blunt-Carter (social work)
  • Melanie Bowers (political science)
  • Kelly Dittmar (political science)
  • Travis DuBose (English)
  • David Dwertmann (management)
  • Natasha Fletcher (public policy)
  • Bernardo Hiraldo (social work)
  • Beth Rabinowitz (political science)
2015 Cohort
  • Sarada Balagopalan (childhood studies)
  • Brandi Blessett (public policy)
  • Jennifer Boiler (social work)
  • Maureen Donaghy (public policy)
  • Wayne Glasker (history)
  • Michael Hayes (public policy)
  • Kathleen Jackson (nursing)
  • Nicole Karapanagiotis (religion)
  • Mark Lamar (social work)
  • Cynthia Saltzman (sociology)
  • Zara Wilkinson (libraries)
2014 Cohort
  • Katherine Anderson (libraries)
  • Rashida Atkins (nursing)
  • Claudia Beckman (nursing)
  • Gail Caputo (criminal justice) 
  • Jill Capuzzo (journalism)
  • J.J. Cutuli (psychology)
  • Perry Dane (law)
  • Stephen Danley (public policy)
  • Oscar Holmes IV (management)
  • Angela Kelly (nursing)
  • Simeon Kotchoni (biology)
  • Patrice Mareschal (public policy)
  • William McLaughlin (law)
  • Karen Montalto (nursing)
  • Laura Napolitano (sociology)
  • Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn (public policy)
  • Robert Scoloveno (nursing)
  • Wanda Williams (nursing)
2013 Cohort
  • Cynthia Ayres (nursing)
  • Alisa Belanger (modern languages/French)
  • Mary Bravo (psychology)
  • Leslie Daniels (social work) 
  • Allan Espiritu (design)
  • M. A. Rafey Habib (English and religion)
  • Richard Harris (political science)
  • Jean-Louis Hippolyte (modern languages/French)
  • Shoko Kato (management)
  • Kwangwon Lee (biology)
  • Alison Nissen (law)
  • Susan Norris (nursing)
  • Jane Siegel (criminal justice)
  • Julie Still (libraries)
  • John Wall (childhood studies and philosophy)
2012 Inaugural Cohort
  • Robert Atkins (nursing and childhood studies)
  • Courtenay Cavanaugh (psychology and childhood studies)
  • Cynthia Clark (anthropology and childhood studies)
  • Vibiana Cvetkovic (libraries)
  • Elizabeth Demaray (fine arts)
  • William FitzGerald (English)
  • Ana Gomez Laguna (Spanish)
  • Tyler Hoffman (English)
  • Paul Jargowsky (political science and public policy)
  • Bonnie Jerome D’Emilia (nursing)
  • Ellen Ledoux (English)
  • Charlotte Markey (psychology and childhood studies)
  • Briance Mascarenhas (management)
  • Joan Mazelis (sociology)
  • Lorraine Minnite (political science and public policy)
  • Charlene Mires (history)
  • Gayle Porter (management)
  • Cyril Reade (fine arts)
  • Lauren Silver (childhood studies)
  • Carol Singley (English)
  • Jill Sinha (social work)
  • Robin Stevens (childhood studies)
  • Patricia Suplee (nursing)
  • Tetsuji Yamada (economics)