Laura Weaver

Laura Weaver

Special Projects Manager
Phone: (617) 404-3255

Laura is a Special Projects Manager serving with Campus Compact. She is based in Indianapolis, Indiana

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Laura Weaver, M.S. Ed., is an engaged scholar-practitioner dedicated to facilitating authentic community-campus relationships and partnering on community-driven engaged scholarship. She has nearly 20 years of experience supporting institutions as they work to actualize their culture for community engagement.

Laura is the former Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning at Community-Engaged Alliance/Indiana Campus Compact, where she spent eight years assisting faculty with their teaching and engaged research activities involving reciprocal community-campus partnerships and supporting scholar-practitioners as they work to actualize and deepen the culture for community engagement. Additionally, she spent eight years developing and directing a university-wide center for community engagement and several years with a national nonprofit organization partnering with college students to build awareness and support for healthcare initiatives.

Laura’s passion and research focus on how colleges and universities create an environment where community-driven engagement can occur and how this is actualized through institutional policies and procedures and its overall culture. She frequently presents at state, national, and international conferences, has published several articles related to her work in these areas, and has served as a Research Fellow for the Campus Compact Project on the Community Engagement Professional.

Laura is finishing her doctorate in Adult and Community Education from Ball State University, where her dissertation focuses on the evolution of community engagement professionals and faculty as they transition to senior and chief community engagement administrative roles as framed through the lens of a tempered radical. She holds an M.S. Ed. in Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in Communication from Bradley University.