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The Civic Engagement Academy’s mission is to create a campus community linked by being informed, active and skilled citizens committed to serve the public good.

The goal of Civic Engagement is to make practical contributions to the growth and development of a community and to serve the public good.

This includes community service and service learning. Under the direction of Academic Director, Barbara Bono, Associate Professor of English in the English Department, students:

  • Link coursework to practical, concrete experiences which improves their community (making learning real)
  • Develop a personal philosophy of civic engagement and leadership through critical thinking about social issues, reflection and practice
  • Analyze different modes of leadership
  • Understand how relationships and power related to class, race and gender, shape perspectives and strategies within agencies and organizations
  • Embrace opportunities and methods for self-reflection
  • Improve abilities to work with diverse groups and individuals
  • Understand how research universities contribute to community improvement

Faculty List

  • Carl Nightingale, Academic Director
  • Colleen Culleton, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
  • Ellen Dussourd, Director of ISSS
  • Kathryn Friedman, Deputy Director, UB Regional Institute
  • Robert Granfield, Department of Sociology
  • Ed Herman, Associate Librarian
  • Stacy Hubbard, Department of English
  • Susan V. Mangold, Professor, Co-Director of the Program for Excellence in Family Law
  • Dalia Antonia Muller, Department of History
  • Justin Read, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
  • Peter Sobota, Professor, School of Social Work
  • Camilo Trumper, Department of American Studies
  • Bill Wild, Professor, Director Special Student Programs

Last updated: September 27, 2016 4:00 pm EST