Barbara Jacoby

October 4, 2011

Name: Barbara Jacoby
Title: Faculty Associate, Leadership & Community Service-Learning
Department: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Organization: University of Maryland
Phone: 301-421-9331
Fax: 301-314-7026
Address: 0110 Stamp
College Park, MD
Brief Biography:

I have happily labored in the vineyards of service-learning since 1992, when I had the privilege of founding the community service-learning program at the University of Maryland, College Park and serving as its first director. My current role as Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning involves faculty development and support for service-learning and a range of initiatives involving academic partnerships, civic engagement, and assessment of learning outcomes.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in French Language and Literature and serve as Affiliate Associate Professor of College Student Personnel in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, where I teach doctoral and undergradjuate courses.. I am an active practitioner and scholar of service-learning and civic engagement. From 2005-2011, I enjoyed my hybrid role of Senior Scholar, which straddled student affairs and academic affairs.

My publications include six books, four on service-learning and civic engagement: The Student as Commuter: Developing a Comprehensive Institutional Response (ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, 1989), Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 1996), Involving Commuter Students in Learning (Jossey-Bass New Directions for Higher Education, 2000), Building Partnerships for Service-Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Civic Engagement in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2009), and Looking In, Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals (with Pamela Mutascio, Campus Compact, 2010). I have published more than 50 chapters and articles; engaged colleagues in hundreds of keynote addresses, workshops, and strategic planning sessions; and provided consultation to many colleges and universities across the country.

My scholarship and practice interests include service-learning curriculum development across disciplines, campus-community partnerships, cocurricular service-learning and civic engagement, academic affairs-student affairs partnerships, deepening learning through critical reflection, assessment of student and community outcomes, commuter and adult students in higher education, and institutionalizing service-learning and civic engagement.

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