Center for Civic Reflection staff are available to answer your questions, talk you through how civic reflection can be used in your work or service, or help schedule an individualized training session.

Alexander Pope IV, Ph.D. (Sandy)


I am an associate professor of social studies education in the Department of Secondary and Physical Education. I also serve as the director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, where I oversee programs including the Center for Civic Reflection.

I have been involved in civic reflection since 2016, when a colleague slipped me a copy of The Civically Engaged Reader. Since then, I have used civic reflection in courses, new student activities, evaluation efforts, strategic planning, and fundraising. I have led trainings in person and online, and am currently working on a book about civic reflection in higher education. I was honored that Dr. Elizabeth Lynn believed enough in our vision of civic reflection to entrust the Center to us.

Michael Webber


I serve as the Coordinator for the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), where I also support program planning and logistics for the Center for Civic Reflection. I also serve as an adjunct professor in our Department of Communication.

I have a background in higher education, with the majority of my experience focused on civic engagement. Having served as the Graduate Assistant for PACE prior to entering my current role, I have extensive experience both utilizing civic reflection and leading trainings.

I look forward to working with you.

Matthew Bernor

Graduate Assistant