Engaged Scholar Network


The Duke Office of Civic Engagement seeks to provide ongoing events and resources to support Duke faculty doing community engaged scholarship.

Efforts include events to bring together scholars and partners to share more about their collaborative endeavors including lessons learned, challenges faced and next steps in their work together. We continue to build on what has been offered in previous years.

The 2018-2019 academic year included an Engaged Scholar network event organized by Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson in her role as a North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholar; an Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat also led by Dr. Ahern-Dodson; and an Engaged Scholarship Lunch Series in collaboration with Duke Service-Learning, Duke Faculty Write Program and the Forum for Scholars and Publics, featuring faculty from across campus who collaborate with people beyond the academy in their scholarly endeavors.

2019-2020 Featured Scholars

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Samuel DeBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine

Keval Kaur Khalsa, Professor Dance and Theater Studies, Dance Program

Sarah Wilbur, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Dance, Dance Program

2018-2019 Featured Scholars

Jesse McCoy, James Scott Farrin Senior Lecturing Fellow, Supervising Attorney, Civil Justice Clinic

Theresa Newman, Charles S. Rhyne Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Wrongful Convictions Clinic

Liliana Paredes, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Orin Starn, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History

Liz Shapiro-Garza, Associate Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy and Management

Catherine Kastleman, Program Coordinator, Superfund Research Center