Marilynn Fleckenstein

March 10, 2009

Dr. Fleckenstein has held both academic/institutional leadership and faculty teaching positions, has been active internationally as a
speaker, as well as broadly in this country. She knows the innards of service-learning pedagogy, as well as the larger issues of civic engagement, campus/community partnerships, and engaged scholarship.

Name: Marilynn Fleckenstein
Title: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Affairs
Organization: Niagara University
Phone: 7162868573
Fax: 7162868349
Email: mpf@niagara.edu
Address: Alumni Hall
Niagara University, NY 14109
Brief Biography:
Education: B.A, Biology, D'Youville College; M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Philosophy, Catholic University of America I am currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Philosophy at Niagara University. Beginning in 1994, I was the founding Director of the Service-learning Program at Niagara University. The Program began with 200 Niagara student participants and in the last academic year included over 2,500 NU students involved in academic based service-learning. As Associate Vice President, I am responsible for all the university's outreach projects including a HUD – COPC project. I have presented over 25 workshops on integrating service-learning into the curriculum at colleges and universities throughout the country and conducted a two-week series of workshops on the topic in the Philippines last year. In my academic research, I am particularly interests in issues of social justice, having presented papers at numerous conferences and published articles in academic journals.

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