PATTI H. CLAYTON is an independent consultant and SLCE practitioner-scholar (PHC Ventures), a senior scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI and the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement at UNCG, and a visiting fellow with NERCHE. She works with practitioner-scholars and campuses to envision and establish SLCE infrastructure and to build capacities among all partners for excellence in SLCE, especially through integrated course design, critical reflection, reciprocal partnerships, and collaborative scholarship. Her current interests include democratic engagement, co-learning among all partners in SLCE, civic learning, place-engaged SLCE, and the power of language to shape how we understand and enact engagement.

SARAH STANLICK is the founding director of Lehigh University’s Center for Community Engagement and a professor of practice in Sociology and Anthropology. She previously taught at Centenary College of New Jersey and was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School, assisting the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. Her current interests include inquiry-based teaching and learning, global citizenship, transformative learning, and cultivating learner agency.

EDWARD ZLOTKOWSKI is professor emeritus of Literature and Media Studies at Bentley University. He is the founding director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center and has been a senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education, Campus Compact and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education.

JEFFREY HOWARD is director of faculty development at DePaul’s Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning where he conducts faculty workshops and consults on service-learning courses and getting community-engaged scholarship published. He is the founder and editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.

LORI KNIFFIN is a pre-doctoral fellow for the Service-Learning & Community Engagement Future Directions Project (SLCE-FDP) and graduate assistant for the UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE).  In this capacity, she collaborates with the SLCE-FDP leadership team on the ongoing development of the project’s online presence, outreach strategies, and key initiatives. In 2016-17, she will help drive the mobilization of the SLCE community, in partnership with project’s leadership team, on the potential development of a national agenda for SLCE, with activities including process development, data gathering and analysis, and writing and editing.


As a visual representation of our networked community, the map below gives the location, biography, and photo (when available) of our contributors.  As we continue to grow this project and welcome more partners into the fold, the map will continue to be updated. Below the map is a list of contributors in alphabetical order.


2015 contributors:

  • Tamara Bauer
  • Patti Clayton
  • Lina Dostilio
  • Barbara Harrison
  • Eric Hartman
  • Gabrielle Hickmon
  • Travis Hicks
  • Jeff Howard
  • Emily Janke
  • Lori Kniffin
  • Mandi McReynolds
  • Brian Ó Donnchadha
  • Kathryn Pisco
  • Kerry Priest
  • Allison Puppo
  • John Saltmarsh
  • Liz Seymour
  • Cheryl Siemers
  • Talmage Stanley
  • Sarah Stanlick
  • Edward Zlotkowski