Council of Community Engagement

One of the key goals of 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 representatives from 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 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. 

The centers also provide powerful experiential learning opportunities for all involved — including faculty and staff, students, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and citizens.

The Council advises 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 Haley Q. Burns, assistant policy scientist, Institute for Public Administration in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, and Leann Moore, associate director of the Community Engagement Initiative. 

Council Membership

Karen AsenavageOsher Lifelong Learning Institute
Kevin BrinsonGeography and Spatial Sciences
Haley BurnsInstitute for Public Administration, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration
Suzanne BurtonCollege of Arts and Sciences | Community Engagement Initiative
John ByrneCenter for Energy & Environmental Policy | Energy & Environmental Policy Graduate Program
Matthew CreasyDivision of Student Life
Erin DaixLibrary, Museums and Press
Kristi HalbergDelaware Energy Institute
Angie HatteryCenter for the Study & Prevention of Gender-Based Violence
Jennifer HorneyPartnership for Healthy Communities
Jason HustedtDelaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC)
Allison KarpynCenter for Research in Education and Social Policy
James KendraDisaster Research Center
Jeffrey KleinCenter for Research in Education and Social Policy
Sheryl KlineLerner College of Business and Economics
Jerome LewisInstitute for Public Administration, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration
Steven S. MartinCenter for Drug and Health Studies, Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Diane MasseyThe Kendal Corporation
Maria Paula MendozaCenter for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence
Stephen MetrauxCenter for Community Research & Service, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration
Caitlin OlsenGovernment Relations
Chris PetroneDelaware Sea Grant, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Amanda PickettPartnership for Public Education
Thomas M PowersCenter for Science, Ethics & Public Policy | Department of Philosophy
Annastasia PurintonPartnership for Public Education
Kate RieraHuman Development and Family Sciences
David SatranAssociate in Arts Program
Meisje “M. J” ScalesCenter for Drug and Health Studies, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Tracey ShickelOffice of the Executive Vice President, COO
Camille Sims-JohnsonDelaware Biotechnology Institute
Alison TraversSchool Success Center, College of Education and Human Development
Christy VisherCenter for Drug & Health Studies
Jennifer VolkCooperative Extension
Vic WangProfessional & Continuing Studies
Chris WilliamsProvost’s Office
Jackie WilsonCollege of Education and Human Development