Beth Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and a Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow. She teaches a range of courses, including a freshman seminar focusing on the environment of St. Louis and a senior level seminar that prepares students to attend annual international climate negotiations. As a Community Engagement Fellow this semester, Beth has coordinated a stakeholder process that will define needs and priorities of a new faculty and academic engagement position at the Gephardt Institute. She has participated in site visits to comparison institutes to learn about the strategies, successes, and challenges of their academic engagement initiatives. Beth synthesized […]
The Gephardt Institute is advancing a bold vision to enhance a civic culture at Washington University, and the Civic Engagement Fund is a critical tool that supports members of the WashU campus community who seek to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. In the 2015-16 academic year, the fund awarded more than $75,000 to faculty, students, and staff who developed coursework and initiatives that catalyze civic engagement and community partnerships in St. Louis and beyond. Read about a recent Community-Engaged Course funded by the Civic Engagement Fund. For the November 2016 funding cycle, the Gephardt Institute awarded nearly $18,000 […]
If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as an engaged scholar well before her doctoral studies, working in Chicago on low-income housing issues as a social services coordinator. An assistant professor at the Brown School, she recently joined the Gephardt Institute as a Community Engagement Faculty Fellow. She is also a faculty director […]
Matthew Bakko, Research Manager and Instructional Specialist, visited the University of Manchester in July 2016 as part of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s membership in the University Social Responsibility Network.