Women’s Emancipation and Development Agency (WOMEDA) Executive Director Juma Massisi (seated, center) facilitates conversation among women and Amizade students in Kayanga, Tanzania, as part of research that supported a successful United States Agency for International Development grant award for WOMEDA.


DukeEngage students Jeline Rabideau and Jenny Denton worked with middle school girls, such as ​Katie, in Western North Carolina to enhance literacy skills through digital storytelling projects focused on their families.


DukeEngage independent project student Alex Saffrit collaborated with a community member, Moses, in Nkokonjeru, Uganda, on a solar cooker project.


Ernesto Alaniz, community maintenance leader, Villanova civil engineering student Allie Braun, and Water for Waslala program manager Iain Hunt cooperate to inspect a new water tank near Santa Maria Kubali, Nicaragua.

Schedule: The 6th GSL Summit, Clemson University, Nov 3 – 5, 2019

One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service-Learning
The 6th GSL Summit
Clemson University, November 3 – 5, 2019
Program Overview

Click here for a PDF of the schedule with all sessions

Click here for a PDF of all posters

Sunday Afternoon, November 3rd

Preconference GSL 101 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Track 1 – Community-based Global Learning 101: Pedagogy and Partnerships

Jessica Friedrichs (Carlow University) & Richard Kiely (Cornell University)

Track 2 – Nursing Faculty – Hosted by the Clemson University School of Nursing

Dr. Lynda Wilson, Professor Emerita (The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing)

Summit begins

5:00 – 6:00 PM, Happy Hour and Welcome Reception

6:00 – 7:00 PM, Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 PM Plenary: Asset-based Local Engagement and Inclusive Community-Building

Laura Barbas-Rhoden, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish, Wofford College, Founder of Alianza Hispana of Spartanburg*

Araceli Hernández-Laroche, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages, University of South Carolina Upstate, Facilitator of Alianza Hispana Spartanburg

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson, Program Director – Healthy Eating | Active Living, Mary Black Foundation, Alianza Hispana Spartanburg Steering Group Member

Sandra López ’21, Wofford College

Monday, November 4th

7:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast, Networking, and Poster Session (Click here for a PDF of all posters)

Poster title Presenter name Institution/ organization
The place of University into a Community Context Jose Andrade Pastoral Universitaria
Maria Egas Psicologia Aplicada
Emilio Salao
Integration of A Multi-Phase Collaborative Global Service Learning Conceptual Model: Best Practices Janice Lanham School of Nursing
Lynn Dobson
Abby Heid Corporate & Community Education
Bringing Learning Home: From the Global South to Tallahassee, FL Kimberly Reid Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement
Latika Young Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement
Social Work and Pharmacy Joint Service Learning in Tanzania Pilar Murphy Pharmacy Practice
Rachel Hagues Social Work
Multidisciplinary research on global engagement: An institutional case study Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler Center for Research on Global Engagement, Psychology
Service Learning Faculty Fellows: A Community of Practice Positioned within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at a Small Private Northeast Gillian Scott Monmouth University
Partnership building to improve sustainable health in developing countries: A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary global health approach. Arelis Moore de Peralta Clemson University
Aida Mencia-Ripley Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Ruben Dario Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Envisioning Experiential Education as a Critical Community Evan Small Elon University
Caroline Dean Elon University
Using the Fair Trade Learning Rubric to Evaluate a New Global Partnership Roxanne Amerson Clemson University
Cesar Santos Nursing Heart, Inc.
Chloe Garrison Clemson University
Sarah Finleyson Clemson University
Michelle Kunkle Clemson University
Considering personal identities when preparing for and participating in community immersion programs Heilwig Jones Kaya Responsible Travel
Building Healthier Communities in the Dominican Republic through partnerships: A student-led community engagement approach Arelis Moore de Peralta Clemson University
Michelle Fuentes KIPP Memphis Academy Middle
Creating a global learning community through the use of technology: Lessons Learned from Online Tutoring Programs Wynter Oshiberu Paper Airplanes
Reducing the Health Risks of Students and Faculty in Low Resource Countries through Enhanced Education and Preparedness. Tracy Fasolino Clemson University
Heather Hufnagel Clemson University
Haley McKee Clemson University
Mary Margaret Cain Clemson University
Student Leadership Training for Global Community Engagement Eliza Wethey Virginia Tech
Students teaching students in Haiti: Impact on Professional Development and Cultural Humility Julie Booth Quinnipiac University
Michelle Broggi Quinnipiac University
Global learning findings from a multi-year, project-based, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, collaborative GSL model between Egypt and the United States. Robert Hewitt Clemson University
Hala Nassar Clemson University
Creating a Culture a for School-Wide Community-Campus Partnerships Kelly Kowatch University of Michigan
Alissa Talley-Pixley University of Michigan
Social Science/ Social Conscience: Engaging Local Communities Through Research and Service E’Lisha Fogle Clemson University
Ethical components of community-campus partnerships; the Experience & Perspective of University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana Abdul-Latif Alhassan Civil Society and Institutional Foundation (CSIF) – Ghana
Student fear of discussing diversity in an increasingly diverse world Caitlin Ferrarini University of Massachusetts Boston

Global Learning Programs that Provide Sustainable Solutions: Is it Possible?

Stephanie Bennett Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
Challenges and Opportunities for Engineering-Centric Global Service Learning Programs Jennifer Ogle Clemson University
Brad Putman Clemson University
A Sustainable Model for Interprofessional, Intercultural Learning Maureen Helgren Quinnipiac University
Kaitlyn Clarke Henry Viscardi School
Trevor Ensign Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Julie Roosma Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Clara Zuleta Universidad Francisco Marroquan


9:00 – 10:15 AM – Concurrent Sessions

Newcomers and connecting with the community Individuals who are attending the GSL Summit for the first time.
Challenges of community partners in hosting Service-learning practice: A local perspective Vinay Kariyappa Centre for Social Action, Christ (Deemed to be University),Bengaluru
YAAAS! Supporting transformative global learning at home through strategic program design and creative pedagogies that engage teachers and refugee youth Kate Collins Towson University
The Global Engagement Survey: Assessing cultural humility, global citizenship, and critical reflection Nora Pillard Reynolds Globalsl Network & Haverford College
Benjamin J. Lough University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cynthia Toms Westmont College
Jessica Evert Child Family Health International
Race, Power, and the Politics of Accommodation in Global Service-Learning: Exploring the Tension between Student-Centered and Mission-Centered Program Models Willy Oppenheim Omprakash
Jose Leon Vargas Solidaridad Internacional Kanda (SiKanda)
Darling Kaniras Yamaram Jintia Tayu Jee
Andy McGadney Colby College
Nyanatee Bailey University of Michigan
Challenging, Decolonizing, and Reimagining Assessment for Global Community-based Learning. Sarah Stanlick Lehigh University
Whitney Szmodis Lehigh University
Equity in Global Engagement Tyisha Burroughs Amizade LTD
Bibi Al-Ebrahim Amizade LTD
Brandon Cohen Amizade LTD
Bridget Mullins Amizade LTD
Melissa Nix Amizade LTD

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM – Plenary Session: On-Campus Organizing and The Great Breadth of Health-Connected Activities: Advancing Ethical Engagement before Students Depart

Nancy E. Glass, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Independence Chair in Nursing Education

Jessica Evert, MD, Executive Director, Child Family Health International, and Faculty, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, Executive Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives, University of Maryland Baltimore

Tricia Todd, MPH, Director, Pre-Health Student Resource Center, University of Minnesota

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Lunch

12:45 – 2:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions

Planning session: Globalsl Network Globalsl Network Members
Beyond the pre-departure checklist: Best Practices in International Pre-departure and Re-entry for Global Engaged Learning programs Kate Placide Western University
“It Starts With a Journey:” Global Learning As Holistic, Interdisciplinary Curricular & Co-curricular Framework at a Liberal Arts College Gundolph Graml Agnes Scott College
Jackson Regine Agnes Scott College
 Distance Mentorship for Critically-Engaged GSL: Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities Marc Anthony Branch Omprakash
Ben Gardner University of Washington Bothell
Tess Ndoti Omprakash
Tom Ancona Bowdoin College
The Conception of a Collaborative Global Learning Community Partnership Janice Lanham Clemson University
Lane Glaze One Eleuthera Foundation of the U.S.
Shaun Ingraham One Eleuthera Foundation of The Bahamas
Lynn Dobson One Eleuthera Foundation, U.S.
Gacintha Gordon Center for Training and Innovation (CTI) Eleuthera Bahamas
Designing and Assessing a Global Health and Language Curriculum Kimberly Garner Duke University
Joan Clifford Duke University
Global is local: Experiences developing and sustaining mutually beneficial local and regional partnerships at the Emory University School of Nursing Lisa Nunez Emory University
Elizabeth Downes Emory University
Lauren Kasper Emory University
Helen Baker Emory University
Patricia Moreland Emory University

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:45 PM – Concurrent Sessions

Planning session: Ethics of Help Individuals who are interested in helping to shape a change-agenda for the ethics of help.
Social Innovation or Social Distraction? Ethical Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in GSL Programming Rebecca Tiessen University of Ottawa
Benjamin Lough University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Willy Oppenheim Omprakash
Aneri Pradhan ENVenture
Solomon Owusu-Amankwaah Bright Generation Community Foundation
Developing and maintaining ethical and mutually beneficial international service learning partnerships: Lessons from the successes (and failures!) of the Periclean Scholars program at Elon University Matthew Gendle Elon University
Integrating Student Leadership in Global Learning through Service Peer Educators JLP Prince Agnes Scott College
Samiha Ross Agnes Scott College
Susana Ramirez Londono Agnes Scott College
Understanding Community: A Course Engaging Students and Local Residents in Oxford, Georgia Lyn Pace Oxford College of Emory University
Creating Communities of Practice Around Global Learning: Leveraging GES Within and Between Partners Jim Peterman The University of the South
Kai Koopman The University of the South
Eric Hartman The University of the South
Joy Das Cornell University
Richard Kiely Cornell University
Social Network Analysis in Global Learning Kaitlin Long Kansas State University
Trisha Gott Kansas State University
Brandon Kliewer Kansas State University

3:45 – 4:00 PM – Break

4:00 – 5:15 PM – Concurrent Sessions

Partnership First, Pedagogy and Programming Second: Embracing Fair Trade Learning to Partner across Disciplines Eric Hartman Haverford College
Alexandra Wolkoff Haverford College – Puentes de Salud Partnership
Ariana Huberman Haverford College
Unique Partnerships in Global Education: Building Ethical, Long-Term Relationships and Global Competency through Service-Learning Projects Hillary Koller University of Pittsburgh
Bryan Schultz University of Pittsburgh
Yap, Micronesia and Queens University of Charlotte: How to Co-Own a Study Abroad Program Reed Perkins Queens University of Charlotte
Cornell University: A Systematic Approach to Program Design and Evaluation of Students’ Civic, Intercultural, and Critically Reflective Learning Joy Das Cornell University
Richard Kiely Cornell University
Where Infrastructure Helps and Hurts: perspectives from a young partnership between Virginia Tech and Rwandan NGO, Fondazione Marcegaglia Onlus Brooke Baugher Virginia Tech
Freddy Paige Virginia Tech
From Doing Reflection to Being Reflective: Activating Student Leadership, Ethical Engagement, and Civic Imagination. Jeffrey Rathlef Slippery Rock University
Bibi Al-Ebrahim Amizade
Samantha Hauser Slippery Rock University
Nikol Damato Slippery Rock University
Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There: The psychological challenges and shifts in agency that underlie ethical and empowering service-learning and community engagement Jessica Evert Child Family Health International

5:15 to 10:00 Dinner (independently in town)

Tuesday, November 5th

7:15 – 8:15 AM – Breakfast, Grand Hallway

8:15 – 9:30 AM – Concurrent Sessions

Building our capacity for relational program planning in GSL: Lessons from an institution – community partner action research project Mary Price IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
Sara Makki Alamdari IU School of Social Work
Carmen Luca Sugawara IU School of Social Work
Jeffrey Steele IU School of Dentistry
Stephanie Leslie IUPUI Office of International Affairs
Odette Aguirre IU School of Dentistry
The Partnership is Flawed. Now What? Eric Hartman Haverford College
Sarah Stanlick Lehigh University
Jessica Friedrichs Carlow University
Brandon Blache-Cohen Amizade Global Service-Learning
Sustaining Global Partnerships in Times of Crisis Erin Sabato Quinnipiac University
Oscar Aragon Alianza Americana
Eira Argenal Alianza Americana
Voluntourism + Theologies of Global Service Learning: Current Research Andria Wisler Georgetown University
Kyra Hanlon Georgetown University
Advancing Global & Community-Based Work through Improved Assignment Design Bridget Trogden Clemson University
Taimi Olsen Clemson University
The missing voice: Hearing community members’ perspectives of Global Service Learning. Noel Habashy Pennsylvania State University
Nicole Webster Pennsylvania State University
Nora Pillard Reynolds Globalsl & Haverford College
How to get beyond the One-and-Done in GSL: A Framework for Scaling Impact Through Transforming Mindsets Matthew Fortier Georgetown University
Franchesca Rybar Georgetown University

9:30 – 9:45 AM – Coffee Break

9:45 – 11:00 AM – Plenary: The Praxis of Engineering: Theory and Value driven practice

Caroline Baillie, PhD, Professor of Praxis, Integrated Engineering, University of San Diego, Co-founder of the Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace network and Co-director of the not for profit ‘Waste for Life’.

Debbie Stein, Kumeyaay Language Program Coordinator and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) teacher at the Viejas Indian Reservation, home to the Viejas Kumeyaay Nation in the southern Laguna Mountains of San Diego County.

11:00 – 11:15 AM – Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Closing Conversations

12:30 PM – Closing