The 2023-2024 cohort of Engaged Scholars consists of 14 engaged faculty, staff, and administrators from Campus Compact member institutions across the country. This group of Engaged Scholars will meet virtually and in person over the course of a year, attending retreats and monthly meetings, participating in mentorship opportunities, and pursuing scholarly projects. Read more about the outstanding individuals selected for this cohort below. Presented in partnership with the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College and the Office of Engagement at the University of Nebraska - Omaha.

2023-2024 Engaged Scholars

Blayne McDonald

Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Agnes Scott College

Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra

Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish
University of Mississippi

Danyel Addes

Program Coordinator for Community Engaged Teaching
Colorado State University

Florencia Rojo

Assistant Professor - Sociology
Colorado College

Jody Joyner

Assistant Professor of Art
Swarthmore College

Kamryn Warren

Assistant Professor - Sociology
University of Northern Iowa

Kristina Stamatis

Assistant Professor - Teacher Education
University of Nebraska - Omaha

Lauren Shinholster

Associate Director of Engaged Learning
Mercer University

Lucas Diaz

Adjunct Instructor - Sociology Department
Tulane University

Maranda Ward

Assistant Professor & Director of Equity, Clinical Research & Leadership
The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Paige Begley

Associate Director of Civic Engagement
Colby College

Pratibha Raghunandan

Research Software Engineer/Application Scientist: High Performance Computing
Brown University

Ronald Berkowsky

Assistant Professor - Health Science Program
California State University - Channel Islands

Sunah Chung

Assistant Professor - Literacy Education
University of Northern Iowa

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Nomination process


  • Call for Nominations Released: March 6, 2023
  • Nomination Deadline: May 8, 2023
  • Review Process: May 2023
  • Nominees Notified Decision: May - June 2023

The cost to participate is $1,000 per person. Limited scholarships are available. Participation is limited to active/current Campus Compact members.

Program Calendar
  • Orientation - June 23, 2023, 2-3:30pm ET (virtual)

  • Virtual Meeting - July 14, 2023, 2-3:30pm ET (virtual)

  • In-Person Opening Retreat - August 9-11, 2023, (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

  • Virtual Meetings (2-3:30pm ET): September 8, 2023; October 13, 2023; November 10, 2023; December 8, 2023; January 12, 2024; February 9, 2024; March 8, 2024; April 12, 2024

  • In-Person Final Retreat - May 2024 (Swarthmore College)