Professional Development

Service-Learning Fellows Program

The Service-Learning Fellows Program is a semester-long, cohort-based program designed to foster the development and institutionalization of service-learning courses and curricula, projects, and scholarly pursuits at Purdue, as well as strengthen collaborative efforts and outcomes in communities. The program is open to faculty (including non-tenure track), lecturers, staff, and graduate student instructors from the West Lafayette, Purdue Northwest and Purdue Fort Wayne campuses seeking to implement service-learning pedagogy under today’s shifting circumstances. Up to $2,000 is available per project ($1,000 instructor discretionary funds and $1,000 community partner project). Please note, you do not need to have a partner identified as the service-learning staff will help develop these partnerships.

Fellowship Terms of Service

Expected Use of Funds

  • No funds may be used for salaries or honoraria.
  • Funds may be used for travel needed to support the course/project.
  • Funds may be used for materials, supplies, publicity, printing, postage, digital platform technologies, etc. needed to support the course/project.
  • Funds may be used for professional development related to the project.
  • Funds may be used to support an intern or undergraduate/graduate research directly related to the project with approval by appropriate unit leadership.
  • Note: All activities and fund usage must be in compliance with the Protect Purdue guidelines and the standard operating procedures for Experiential Learning

Application

Full program call (HERE) and departmental support letter (HERE). To apply, click HERE. Applications for Spring 2023 due November 11, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT.

Selection Process

A selection committee consisting of Office of Engagement representatives and former service-learning fellows selects the final award recipients. Announcement of award recipients occurs in April for fall cohorts and November for spring cohorts. The Office of Engagement manages and coordinates all functions and activities thereafter.

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Partnerships

Dr. Bob Kenley

Dr. Kenley was a 2020-2021 Service-Learning Fellow. He teaches SYS 590: Service Learning and Systems Thinking at Purdue West Lafayette. During his fellowship, Dr. Kenley and his students partnered with HomesteadCS in Lafayette, IN. Together, they used systems thinking to devise a strategic plan for financial education classes that HomesteadCS will offer for college students.

Partnerships

Dr. Amanda Case

Dr. Case was a spring 2021 Service-Learning Fellow. She co-teaches EDPS 591/EDCI 590: Assessing Literacy Afterschool at Purdue West Lafayette. Dr. Case integrated her longstanding partnership with the Downtown Boxing Gym, an afterschool program in Detroit into her course. Students in the course created developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy plans for middle- and high-school students.

Partnerships

Dr. Suining Ding

Dr. Suining Ding was a spring 2021 Service-Learning Fellow. She teaches INTR-D40001: Interior Design Studio I at Purdue Fort Wayne. As a fellow, Dr. Ding and her students partnered with Turnstone Center for Children and Adult with Disabilities in Fort Wayne, IN to design a long-term care facility based on the principles of universal design.

Service-Learning Fellows

Fall 2022 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Anne Gritt, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Krystal Hans, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Cara Kinnally, Associate Professor, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Janelle Tipton, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Mark Wilson, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Rachel Zhang, Graduate Instructor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Rong Zhang, Graduate Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue West Lafayette

Spring 2022 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Melissa DeFrench, Visiting Clinical Instructor, Department of English, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Cézanne Elias, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Wanju Huang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Learning Design and Technology, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Bethany McGowan, Associate Professor, Libraries and School of Information Sciences, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Matthew Perkins Coppola, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teacher Education, Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Pamela Sari, Director, Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Purdue West Lafayette
  • Mitchell Zischke, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue West Lafayette

Fall 2021 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Lindsay Hamm, Continuing Lecturer, Sociology
  • Huai-Rhin Kim, Continuing Lecturer, Language and Cultures
  • Amlan Mitra, Professor, Business Economics, Purdue Northwest
  • Rachel Rogers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacy Practice
  • Evan Young, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacy Practice
  • Pam Saylor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Purdue Northwest

Spring 2021 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Amanda Case, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies with Downtown Boxing Gym
  • Suining Ding, Professor, Art and Design, Purdue Fort Wayne with Turnstone Center for Children & Adult with Disabilities
  • Alessandro Maria Selvitella, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Sarah LeBlanc, Assistant Professor, Communication, Purdue Fort Wayne with Allen County Department of Health
  • Zoeanna Mayhook, Assistant Professor, Libraries
  • Eugene Chan, Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management with Boys and Girls Club of White County

2019-20 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Bob Kenley, Associate Professor of Practice, Industrial Engineering with HomesteadCS
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors with Northend Community Center
  • Laura Schwab Reese, Assistant Professor, Health & Kinesiology; Andrea DeMaria, Assistant Professor, Public Health; Susan Modlin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing; Tera Hornbeck, Continuing Lecturer, Nursing; Meg Sorg, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing with River City Community Center
  • Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications with Wabash River Enhancement Corporation

2018-19 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication; Troy Bell, Graduate Student, Curriculum & Instruction with GrowLocal Urban Garden Network
  • Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications; Jen Hall, Senior Lecturer with Special Olympics
  • Carrie Grant, Graduate Student, English with City of Lafayette

2017-18 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication; Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications with Almost Home Human Society
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management; Abby Berg, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deborah Spoerner, Clinical Assistant Professor, Erin Hoying, Clinical Assistant Professor, Rebecca Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor Nursing with Bauer Family Resources
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management with Hartford Hub
  • Rachel Ravellette, Social Media Director, Communications; Trinity Overmyer, Graduate Student, English with Lafayette Transitional Housing Center
  • Jenny Bay, Associate Professor, English; Lindsey MacDonald, Graduate Student, English with Right Steps Child Development Center

2016-17 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Mark Russell, Head/Professor, Agricultural Sciences Education & Communication
  • Bill Oakes, Professor, EPICS
  • Lata Krishnan, Clinical Professor, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Jane Kirkpatrick, Professor Emerita, Nursing
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Elizabeth Brite, Clinical Associate Professor, Honors
  • Jenny Bay, Associate Professor, English
  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication
  • Patti Darbishire, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Melinda Appold, Assistant Professor, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Christi Masters, Clinical Associate Professor, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Brett Crawford, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Leadership & Innovation
  • Chad Laux, Associate Professor, Teaching Leadership & Innovation
  • Tara Star-Johnson, Associate Professor, English
  • Janet Davis, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Hannah Bowers, Former Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
  • Julia Kalish, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management
  • Daniel Lybrook, Professor, Teaching, Leadership & Innovation
  • Ilana Stonebraker, Associate Librarian, Libraries
  • Wendy Kline, Professor, History
  • Rachel Ravellette, Social Media Director, Communications
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors
  • Adam Watkins, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors
  • Jennifer Hall, Lecturer, Communications
  • Laura Zanotti, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Chelsea Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Vincent Duffy, Professor, Industrial Engineering
  • Nancy Rasche, Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Graphics Technology
  • Nan Kong, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

2012-13 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Alejandro Cuza, Professor, School of Languages and Cultures
  • Jennifer Freeman, Associate Professor, Health Sciences
  • Chad Jafvert, Professor, Civil Engineering/Environmental & Ecological Engineering
  • Monica Miller, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Joann Phillion, Professor, Curriculum Studies
  • Lori Unruh Synder, Assistant Professor, Agronomy

2011-12 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Paul Ebner, Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Karen Foli, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • John Lumkes, Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences

2010-11 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Carol Handwerker, Professor, Materials Engineering/Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • Elena Benedicto, Professor, English
  • German Posada, Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
  • Jean Paul Allain, Former Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Lori Unruh Synder, Assistant Professor, Agronomy
  • Matthew Lynall, Clinical Professor, Management
  • Michael Schutz, Former Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Minchi Kim, Former Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Monica Miller, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice

2009-10 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Adam Barry, Former Assistant Professor, Health & Kinesiology
  • Cordelia Brown, Former Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Engineering Education
  • Jonathon Day, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Jane Krause, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Mathias Sutton, Associate Professor, Industrial Technology
  • Paul Ebner, Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Satish Boregowda, Senior Lecturer, Management