Garry Hesser

March 10, 2009

long-standing leader and Consulting Corps member, Ehrlich Award recipient

Name: Garry Hesser
Title: Sabo Professor of Citizenship and Learning & Professor of Sociology and Metro-Urban Studies
Department: Sociology and Metro-Urban Studies
Organization: Augsburg College
Phone: 6123301664
Fax: 6123301649
Address: 2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Brief Biography:
Garry Hesser is Professor of Sociology and past Chair of the Natural and Social Sciences Division (1996-2006) at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He teaches courses on Community, Urban Sociology, Urban Planning, Religion and Society, and Introductory Sociology. He chairs the Metro-Urban Studies program and currently serves as a Visiting Professor in Planning and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota (Humphrey Institute). He has led faculty workshops on service-learning, civic engagement, and experiential education on more than sixty campuses. Recent honors include: 2008 Inaugural Appointment as Sabo Endowment Scholar in Citizenship and Civic Engagement, Augsburg; 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Phillips University; 2004 Carnegie-Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Professor of the Year (Minnesota); 2004 Distinguished Professor Award, Augsburg; 2002 Distinguished Sociologist of Minnesota Award, Sociologists of Minnesota; 2001 Pioneer in Experiential Education Award, National Society for Experiential Education; 2001 Outstanding Faculty Award, Augsburg graduating class; 1998 Thomas Ehrlich Award, Campus Compact, for national leadership and scholarship in advancing the field of service-learning as a teacher, researcher, and community partner.

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