Council of Community Engagement

One of the key goals of the CEI is to support and build upon the work of UD’s centers and institutes that have a central commitment to community engagement and public service.  In support of that goal, the Council of Community Engagement was established. The Council is composed of the heads of a variety of university units that carry out the university’s educational, research and public service mission in a manner that directly engages the public.

The units that are represented on the Council are particularly attentive to identifying and understanding the needs, challenges and opportunities faced by different communities, local to global, and working with them to produce positive community and societal impacts.  In doing so, the centers also provide robust experiential learning opportunities for all involved, including faculty and staff, students, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and citizens.

The Council advises the CEI on opportunities and priorities to strengthen the community engagement and public service contributions of its member units.  The Council also recommends steps to enhance collaboration across centers and institutes.

The Council is co-chaired by Martha Buell, Professor for the College of Education and Human Development and Biden School of Public Policy and Administration; and Sheryl Kline, Deputy Dean and Aramark Chaired Professor for Lerner College.  

Council Membership:

Carlos AsartaCenter for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
Signe BellCenter for Community Research and Service
Kevin BrinsonCenter for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
James BroomallProfessional and Continuing Studies
Justin BrucheyResidence Life and Housing
Martha BuellCo-Chair, University Faculty Senate
Suzanne BurtonPartnership for Arts and Culture
Darryl ChambersCenter for Drug and Health Studies
Noel DuckworthPartnership for Healthy Communities
Liz Farley-RipplePartnership for Public Education
Susan GiancolaCenter for Research on Education & Social Policy (CRESP)
Jason HustedtDelaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC)
George IrvineProfessional and Continuing Studies
Melissa JuristK-12 Engineering
Nancy KaribjanianCenter for Political Communication
Allison KarpynCenter for Research on Education & Social Policy (CRESP)
Sarah KatzUD Library
James KendraDisaster Research Center
Susan KennedyIT Strategic Operations; UD Information Technologies
Sheryl KlineCo-chair, Deputy Dean of Lerner College
John KohDelaware Biotechnology Institute
Rita LandgrafPartnership for Healthy Communities
Dan LeathersDelaware Environmental Observation System; Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
David LegatesSchool of Marine Sci & Policy
Jerome LewisInstitute for Public Administration
Steve MartinCenter for Drug and Health Studies
Cathy McLaughlinBiden Institute
Jennifer MerrillPCS-Prof & Noncredit Programs
Steve MetrauxBiden School Public Pol/Admin
Jeanette MillerDelaware Environmental Institute (DENIN)
Beth MineoCenter for Disability Studies
Kathy MurphyInstitute for Public Administration
Caitlin OlsenGovernmental Relations
Lynnette OverbyCommunity Engagement Initiative
Victor PerezDisaster Research Center
Chris PetroneMarine Advisory Service within Delaware Sea Grant
Tom PowersCenter Science, Ethics, & Public Policy
Ed RatledgeCenter for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR)
Chandra ReedyCenter for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD)
Dan RichCommunity Engagement Initiative
Michelle RodgersCooperative Extension
David SatranAssoc in Arts Prog
Susan SerraCommunity Engagement Initiative, Office of Service Learning
Allie SethmanEnergy Institute
Susan SherryCenter for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
Tracey ShickelOfc of Exec Vice President
Richard SuminskiCenter for Innovative Health Research
Shaun SutherellProfessional and Continuing Studies
David TeagueAssoc in Arts Prog
Christy VisherCenter for Drug & Health Studies
Dionisios G VlachosCatalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Tricia WachtendorfDisaster Research Center
Jackie WilsonDelaware Academy for School Leadership
Madinah Wilson-AntonBiden Institute
David WunschState Geological Survey