Meet Our New Director of Member Engagement and Minnesota Operations

February 17, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Minnesota native and Macalester graduate Jane Turk has been named Director of Member Engagement and Minnesota Operations for Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. She will start on March 16, 2020.

Jane is a longstanding member of the Minnesota Campus Compact network and currently serves as the Educational Development Coordinator at Hamline University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For the past six years, she has worked to support and strengthen Hamline’s culture of teaching and learning with emphasis on building a student-ready campus, centering transparent assignment design, talking about and across difference in the classroom, online course design and delivery, general education curriculum redesign, learning outcomes assessment, high-impact learning practices, and teaching with learning technologies. Jane is a founding member of Hamline’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center, one of the first ten TRHT Campus Centers in the country selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2017. Jane previously served as the High-Impact Learning Practices Coordinator in the CTL, and as director of the Liberal Education as Practice (LEAP) requirement, Hamline’s general education requirement focusing on reflective experiential learning, community engagement, and career development. Prior to joining the CTL, Jane served as Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning in the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice. 

Jane is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher, and has taught in Hamline’s first-year seminar program since 2012, and most recently in Hamline’s online degree completer program. Before coming to Hamline, Jane designed and taught courses in critical media studies, journalism history, media writing, communication studies, cultural studies, and media theory. She has held teaching positions at a variety of colleges and universities including Hunter College (CUNY), Marymount Manhattan College, Lake Forest College, DePaul University, and Normandale Community College. Jane earned a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Communications at Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies and Humanities & Cultural Studies at Macalester College. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Hamline’s EdD program completing her dissertation research on faculty perceptions and practice of media literacy as civic, engaged, and inclusive pedagogy in undergraduate liberal arts degree programs.

Jane will join our team of ten and be based in the Minnesota office at Augsburg University.