Professional Development

Scholarship of Engagement Fellows Program

The purpose of the Scholarship of Engagement Fellows Program is to foster the development of the scholarship of engagement among faculty throughout the Purdue system in support of the promotion and/or tenure process. Twelve faculty members at the rank of assistant or associate professor from the West Lafayette, Purdue Northwest, and Purdue Fort Wayne campuses will be chosen to participate in this program designed to span the 2021-2022 academic calendar year.  Faculty in the tenure track or clinical track are invited to apply.

Scholarship of Engagement Fellows work with a panel of senior faculty mentors from the Purdue system who have a history of successful engaged scholarship. This program will focus on: (1) understanding the scholarship of engagement; (2) documenting impact; and (3) evaluating impact. Fellows receive direct feedback from mentors on their promotion document, based on scholarship of engagement. Fellows also receive a stipend of $1,500 to be used for activities related to the expectations below.

Expectations

Fellows will develop their scholarly engagement portfolio during the fellowship. Fellows will:

  • Identify and describe a project with societal benefit and scholarly output with impact
  • Work with faculty mentors to develop appropriate short-/long-term goals for this project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scholarship of engagement through completion of a scholarly work
  • Attend four 2-hour workshops, in person or via WebEx, as well as participate in our annual Engagement and Service-Learning Summit in spring 2022

Application Process

Scholarship of Engagement Fellow candidates are required to submit a written application for the program. The application must include the following components:

  • A brief statement (1-2 pages) of interest in the Scholarship of Engagement program and why this program will augment the individual’s academic career
  • A brief description of the individual’s proposed engagement project including community partners, their role(s), scholarly outputs, proposed assessments, and anticipated impact
  • Examples of past experience with the scholarship of engagement, if applicable
  • A statement of support from the department head and dean (email is sufficient; no formal letter required)
  • A curriculum vitae

Selection Process

This is a highly competitive program.  Applications must be submitted to Lisa Duncan, llduncan@purdue.edu, no later than the end of business on Friday, April 23, 2021. Final decisions will be made and communicated to the applicants by the end of business on Monday, May 10, 2021.

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Partnerships

Dr. Aaron Thompson

Dr. Thompson was a 2019-2020 scholarship of engagement fellow. As a fellow, he aimed to develop a framework that would capture the impact of service-learning projects in landscape architecture. The framework would also be used to evaluate the factors that influence the success of service-learning partnerships in this field. His ultimate goal is to better guide communities through the process to avoid partnership pitfalls.

Partnerships

Dr. Yaohua Feng

Dr. Feng was a 2019-2020 scholarship of engagement fellow. Through her research and engagement programs in Food Science at Purdue West Lafayette, Dr. Feng explores cultural, social, and environmental factors that affect food safety behaviors using a socioecological approach. Her work serves farmers, food processors, and consumers.

Partnerships

Dr. Eileen Garwood

Dr. Garwood was a 2020-2021 scholarship of engagement fellow. Within the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music, Dr. Garwood’s scholarship focuses on partnerships. She utilizes theoretical frameworks such as trauma-informed care and trauma-informed pedagogy to support music therapists and other care providers working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Scholarship of Engagement Fellows

2021-22 Engagement Fellows

  • Nicole Adams, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Kristin Burton, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship – Purdue Northwest
  • Vetria Byrd, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute
  • Amanda Case, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Rebecca Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Darrin Karcher, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture
  • Sarah LeBlanc, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Dharmendra Mishra, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture
  • Derek Pacheco, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kirsten Seward, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Austin Toombs, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute
  • Rua Mae Williams, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute

2020-21 Engagement Fellows

  • Jodi Allen, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing – Purdue Northwest
  • Brady Brewer, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture
  • Rashmi Deodeshmukh, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute
  • Eileen Garwood, Clinical Instructor, College of Visual & Performing Arts – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Shontrai Irving, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Business – Purdue Northwest
  • Rakhi Karwa, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • David Lui, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture 
  • Haeik Park, Assistant Professor, College of Professional Studies – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Deepti Pillai, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Yumary Ruiz, Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Vicki Simpson, Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • William Sauerland, Assistant Professor, School of Music – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

2019-20 Engagement Fellows

  • Marisa Erasmus, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture 
  • Yaohua “Betty” Feng, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture
  • Emily Israel, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Jennifer Koziol, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinarian Medicine 
  • Greg Michalski, Associate Professor, College of Science
  • Megan Purcell, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Health & Human Sciences
  • Aaron Thompson, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture
  • Ariana Torres, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture

2018-19 Engagement Fellows

  • Jason Ackerson, Assistant Professor of Agronomy
  • Jennifer Bay, Associate Professor, Libral Arts
  • Jeong-il Cho, Associate Professor, College of Professional Studies – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Jennifer DeBoer, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
  • Jerry Holt, Associate Professor, Humanities, Education & Social Sciences – Purdue Northwest
  • Elizabeth Keller, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Michael Kirchner, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering,Technology & Compter Science – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Monica Miller, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Christina Ragan, Assistant Professor, Humanities, Education & Social Sciences – Purdue Northwest
  • Ellen Schellhase, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Julia Smith, Assistant Professor, College of Professional Studies – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Hui-Hui Wang, Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural

2017-18 Engagement Fellows

  • Bradley Benhart, Associate Professor of Practice, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Vincent Duffy, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
  • Denise Frazier, Assistant Professor, School of Education & Counseling – Purdue Northwest
  • Kenitra Hammac, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gene Harding, Associate Professor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute at South Bend/Elkhart
  • Daphene Koch, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Trish Morita-Mullany, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Jon Padfield, Assistant Professor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Columbus
  • Pam Reese, Assistant Professor, Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Serdar Turedi, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Purdue Northwest
  • Dawn Wetzel, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Health & Human Sciences
  • Stacy Zuelly, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture

2016-17 Engagement Fellows

  • Richard Rupp, Associate Professor, Purdue North West
  • Deb Poling, Assistant Professor, Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Nila Reimer, Assistant Professor, Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Sherrie Steiner, Assistant Professor, Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Klein Ileleji, Associate Professor
  • Morgan Hynes, Assistant Professor
  • Aaron Patton, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Woolcock, Assistant Professor

2015-16 Engagement Fellows

  • Doug Osman, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jose Garcia, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Liz Maynard, College Of Agriculture
  • Manpreet Singh, College of Agriculture
  • Rod Williams, College of Agriculture

Scholarship of Engagement Mentors

Current Mentors

  • Bradley Benhart, Associate Professor, School of Construction Management Technology
  • Lata Krishnan, Clinical Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Marifran Mattson, Professor and Head, Brian Lamb School of Communication
  • Patricia Morita-Mullaney, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Donald Mueller, Professor, Mechanical Engineering – Purdue Ft. Wayne
  • Richard Rupp, Professor, Political Science, Econ, World Language & Cultures – Purdue Northwest

Past Mentors

  • Duane Dunlap, Professor, School of Engineering Technology
  • Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Executive Director, First Things First Porter County