Introducing the Compact Nation Podcast

Podcast-v01“Have you heard the joke about the three community engagement directors getting into an elevator?”
–Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact President, in Episode 1, Compact Nation Podcast

Tune in monthly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals, book and literature reviews,  discussions of important topics in the field, and maybe the answer to what happens when a few community engagement professionals step into an elevator–or start a podcast.

Meet Your Hosts:

Emily Shields:

Emily picEmily J. Shields has served as executive director of Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) since 2011. She is the co-chair of the National Campus Compact Network Operations Committee and serves on the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, the Grinnell College Prize Review Committee, and the Grand View University Business School Advisory Council.An Iowa native, she has two toddlers and likes with her partner in Des Moines, Iowa. Her hobbies include listening to podcasts, playing outside, supporting progressive candidates, and bossing people around.


J.R. Jamison

J.R. - headshot 3 copyJ.R. Jamison has spent nearly two decades connecting higher education and nonprofits through meaningful community engagement partnerships to strengthen their impact and better orchestrate their narratives as one. He is the Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact, the Co-Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of The Facing Project, and he serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. He seeks to connect people to create understanding across difference, and he likes peanut butter and puppies—but not together.

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Learn more and listen to our intro episode now!