Awards and Recognitions

IARSLCE is pleased to announce that nominations and applications are now being accepted for 2020 awards and recognitions.

We also invite members to participate in the review process that determines recipients. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please email [email protected].

Nominations for recognitions are due by October 2, 2020 and should be submitted electronically to [email protected]; self-nominations are welcome. All nominees will be notified of their status in November.

IARSLCE Recognition of Exemplary Contribution through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

  • Community Outcomes and Impacts
  • Dissertation
  • Distinguished Career
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Early Career
  • International Research
  • Public Scholarship
  • Publication of the Year

The Community Outcomes and Impact Award recognizes excellence in service-learning and community engaged research that advances community outcomes and impacts. While all SLCE scholarship should contribute to community-based stakeholders, this award recognizes research that has had a significant impact on an organization or program, and/or measurably benefited a community.

The Dissertation Award acknowledges and celebrates a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry and has the potential for impact on the study and/or practice of service-learning and community engagement, including the communities, cultures, and systems within which it is undertaken.

The Distinguished Career Award acknowledges and celebrates intellectual leadership through a body of work that has broad and deep impact on the study and/or practice of service-learning and community engagement, including the communities, cultures, and systems within which it is undertaken.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award recognizes excellence in research and scholarship that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion in the study and practice of service-learning and community engagement (SLCE). The purpose of the award is to recognize research that focuses specifically on a) the needs and experiences of diverse stakeholders in SLCE; b) practices that promote equity for marginalized or underserved communities; and c) strategies that make SLCE projects – and the field as a whole – more inclusive of diverse communities and perspectives.

The Early Career Award acknowledges and celebrates intellectual leadership through an emerging body of work that has begun to demonstrate broad and deep impact on the study and/or practice of service-learning and community engagement, including the communities, cultures, and systems within which it is undertaken.

The International Research Award recognizes excellence in research and scholarship that advances the study and practice of service-learning and community engagement within and/or across borders and cultures, expanding knowledge on cultural, regional, and national practices in service-learning and community engagement theory and practice, especially work that centers or engages in non-US contexts.

The Public Scholarship Award recognizes excellent interdisciplinary research that has a demonstrable ameliorative impact on pressing public issues with a special focus on the knowledge needs of policymakers and practitioners. This award recognizes research that generates non-traditional scholarly products, presented in a manner that is widely accessible to targeted audiences and/or the general public. Such work might include policy briefs, program evaluations, white papers, reports, translations of scientific or other scholarly findings, site revitalization plans, concept maps, videos, or other creative products designed to respond to and inform broader publics.

The Publication of the Year Award acknowledges and celebrates the author(s) of a single published scholarly article, book chapter, book, or book series that has had a significant impact on the study and/or practice of service-learning and community engagement, including the communities, cultures, and systems within which it is undertaken.

Past Award Recipients:

Dissertation:
2008: Julie Hatcher, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and Emily Janke, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (co-recipients)
2009: Alan Bloomgarden, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2010: Katrina Norvell, Portland State University and Elaine Ward, Dublin Institute of Technology (co-recipients)
2011: Stephanie T. Stokamer, Portland State University
2012: Lina Dostilio, Duquesne University
2013: Travis York, The Pennsylvania State University
2014: Kendra Brewster, City University of New York
2015: Cynthia Toms, Westmont College
2016: Nora Pillard Reynolds, Temple University
2017: Kristi Farner, University of Georgia
2018: Elisabeth Fornaro, Temple University
2019: Thomas Dahan, Rutgers University, Camden


Early Career Research Award:
2008: KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland College Park
2009: Nicholas Long, Providence College
2010: Timothy Eatman, Syracuse University
2011: Tania Smith, Stanford University
2012: Emily Janke, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2013: Eric Hartman, Providence College
2016: Stephanie Stokamer, Pacific University
2017: Amy Cook, University of Massachusetts Boston
2018: Danielle Lake, Grand Valley State University and Timothy Shaffer, Kansas State University (co-recipients)

Distinguished Research Award:
2003: Andrew Furco, University of California at Berkeley
2004: Robert Bringle, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
2005: Sherril Gelmon, Portland State University
2006: Barbara Holland, National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
2007: Janet Eyler, Vanderbilt University
2008: Shelley Billig, RMC Research Corporation
2009: Dwight Giles, Jr., University of Massachusetts Boston
2010: Barbara Moely, Tulane University
2011: Jeffrey Howard, Depaul University
2012: Rahima Wade, University of Iowa (posthumous)
2013: Lorilee Sandmann, University of Georgia
2014: Sarena Seifer, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
2015: Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley University
2016: Barbara Jacoby, University of Maryland, College Park
2017: Julie Hatcher, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
2018: Patti H. Clayton


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
2019: Tania Mitchell, University of Minnesota

International Award Recipient
2019: Nadine Peterson, University of Johannesburg

Public Scholarship Award
2019: Dotte Agency, University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design

Community Outcomes and Impact Award
2019: Montagnard Dega Association / Montagnard American Association