Announcing the 2017-2018 Engaged Scholar Research Fellows

Iowa Campus Compact is excited to announced its first class of Engaged Scholars Research Fellows. This program builds on previous faculty fellowships with an added emphasis on the production of scholarship that moves higher education community engagement and service-learning field forward. Each scholar will receive support for completing and publishing their research.

Brie Swenson-ArnoldBrie Swenson-Arnold is an Associate Professor of History at Coe College. Her teaching and research focus on early America, the Civil War, African American history, women’s and gender history, and public history. She collaborates with students, museums, schools, and other partners to promote public understanding of the past. Recent projects include a walking tour developed with Coe students & the African American Museum of Iowa and a historical markers project with Coe, the AAMI, City of Cedar Rapids, and others. Her research will focus on her work incorporating service-learning projects of different scope and focus into history courses.

Sally HaackSally Haack, PharmD, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University. She coordinates a pharmacy skills-based lab course for 3rd year student pharmacists at Drake and precepts student pharmacists at a federally qualified community health center. Her interests lie in helping students see the numerous connections between University and community partners with common goals of increasing social responsibility and offering support to those living in poverty. Haack’s research will focus on the outcomes of service-learning experiences for pharmacy students in Mexico.

Lisa Garoutte is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Loras College, where she teaches classes on social inequality, social movements, and sociological theory. Her traditional scholarship explores the interplay of race, class, gender, and sexuality in Southern lynching between 1882-1930. Most of her recent work has been in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has written about drawing on elements of Asset-Based Community Development to promote civic engagement among students. Her research will focus on longitudinal outcomes in students’ academic and personal growth.

Scholars will attend the 2017 Pen to Paper, a writing retreat focused on writing with, for, and about service and engagement. This event is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts related to service- and community-engagement.