Wendy Wagner, Program Manager, Community-Engaged Scholarship

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Dr. Wendy Wagner oversees our community-engaged scholarship initiatives, supporting and providing professional development training for GW faculty whose scholarly work and teaching has public benefit outcomes and occurs in partnership with community organizations. Dr. Wagner also directs the Civic House Scholars program and teaches the Citizen Leadership course that grounds that experience. Wendy’s scholarly background is in college student learning and development, particularly facilitating learning through community-engagement experiences. She is best known for her work on student development of socially responsible leadership competencies and values. Her published work includes co-authorship/editorship on: Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership, Leadership Development Through Service-Learning, and The Student Leadership Handbook. Her most recent research resulted in a typology of community-engaged faculty, which sheds light on the diverse perspectives and motivations of faculty who choose to align their scholarly work with community-benefit outcomes.