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.