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Clayton Hurd

Director of Professional Development and Engaged Scholarship
Phone: (617) 553-5545

Clayton Hurd is Campus Compact's Director of Professional Development and Engaged Scholarship. He is based in Santa Cruz, California.

Pronouns: he/him/his

In his role as Director of Professional Development & Engaged Scholarship, Clayton provides leadership in professional development programming for engaged faculty and staff, manages Compact’s publications and online knowledge resources, oversees the Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN), and directs the Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program.  Before arriving at Campus Compact, Clayton served as senior program director of public service research & graduate engaged scholarship at the Haas Center for Public Service and lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University.  His previous roles include assistant professor of anthropology and inaugural director of the Center for Service-Learning at the College of Coastal Georgia and director of the Office of Service-Learning in the Institute for Learning and Teaching and assistant professor of education at Colorado State University. Clayton received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Core expertise:

  • Capstone/thesis experiences
  • Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  • Community-based learning and teaching (service-learning)
  • Campus-community partnership building
  • Faculty development
  • First-year experiences
  • Graduate student engagement
  • Immersion experiences
  • Institutionalization of engagement
  • Living-learning communities
  • Professional communities of practice
  • Undergraduate research
  • Undergraduate service and research fellowships