Assistant Clinical Professor of Civic Formation and Social Innovation and serves as the Director of Academic Excellence Initiatives
Emily is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Civic Formation and Social Innovation and serves as the Director of Academic Excellence Initiatives in the Office of Engaged Learning. Collaborating closely with communities, her work primarily facilitates high impact academic experiences that integrate academic coursework with the world and enhance student learning beyond the classroom. Emily teaches classes in the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and her scholarly work is focused on the extent to which dominant models of civic and character formation fuel social divisions.
Her recent publications are related to paradigms and postures of civic and moral education, including an article responding to critiques of the New Civics Movement in Teachers College Record and Imagining Structural Stewardship: Lessons from The Highlander Folk School in Christian Faith and University Life: Stewards of the Academy.
Her previous roles have included leading a residential service-learning program at Creighton University, a research fellowship at Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, a fellowship at the Ormond Center at Duke Divinity School, and serving Prosper Waco as the Director of Research and Community Impact.
She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Baylor University and a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development from Taylor University. Emily is a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.