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2013-2014 Faculty Fellows in Service Learning



2014-2015 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship


April 10, 2014: UAB's Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship program provides a one-year fellowship designed to accelerate the work of faculty members eager to develop exemplary curricular approaches to education. These courses will promote active and ethical citizenship, social responsibility, and engagement. The program aims to integrate the philosophy, pedagogy, and process of service learning into the UAB academic environment.

The goal of the program is to provide a venue for faculty to design a new course or to modify an existing course to include a service learning component. The Fellows program is structured around a year-long series of workshops (a total of six meetings) designed to help faculty develop a strong background in service learning pedagogy. The workshops explore theories, implementation, and assessment of academic service learning and how to integrate this methodology into courses across the disciplines. The Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship program is open to all faculty members involved in undergraduate teaching (tenured and tenure-track faculty, professional and administrative educational staff, and adjunct/lecturer instructors) from any department on campus. Priority will be given to undergraduate courses taught by faculty members who are new or only marginally experienced with the pedagogy of service learning. The application is due by May 30, 2014

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 2013-2014 UAB Faculty Fellows in Service Learning


  • Douglas Barrett, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Katie Buys, Nursing Instructor, Community Health Outcomes & Systems, School of Nursing
  • Dale Dickinson, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
  • Martha Earwood, Assistant Professor, Justice Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Julia Gohlke, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
  • Nichole Lariscy, Assistant Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Heather Lee, Instructor, Sparkman Center for Global Health, School of Public Health
  • Lisa McCormick, Assistant Professor, Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Karolina Mukhtar, Assistant Professor, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Barbara Wech, Associate Professor, Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methodology, School of Business
  • Jaclyn Wells, Assistant Professor & University Writing Center Director, English, College of Arts and Sciences




2014 Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Service Learning - Dr. Lynda Wilson
Dr. Lynda Wilson, Professor of Nursing, received the 2014 Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Service Learning. She was recognized by students in Interprofessional Global Health Service Learning, an innovative new course, for her guidance, creativity and innovation in collaborating with students and community partners on projects that impact student learning and provide real community benefit.

Dr. Wilson engaged students with community organizations to assess and develop plans that addresseed community-identified problems. Besides helping create the course, Dr. Wilson mentored a group of students who collaborated with the community group One Roof to create a Vulnerability Index. This Index was vital to help the organization evaluate local homeless individuals for housing and other urgent resources.

Past Winners of the Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Service Learning

2013 -  English Assistant Professor Cassandra Ellis