Scholarly Articles by Community Work and Learning staff published this year

Published CWL department members

Emily Seru (left) and Sarah Gerdes (right) recently published highlights of engaged scholarship, documenting cases from their work at St. Catherine University.

Three Community Work and Learning staff members have recent academic journal publications highlighting engaged scholarship at St. Catherine University:

  • Elizabeth Dunens, former CWL associate director, published an article with former St. Catherine University communications faculty member Elizabeth Otto on career readiness skill development in community-engaged courses and internships.
  • Sarah Gerdes, CWL manager of student employment and leadership, published an article with St. Catherine University public health professor Angela U. Ekwonye on virtual sessions between students and isolated seniors during the pandemic.
  • Emily Seru, CWL associate director, wrote about the power of collective and interdisciplinary community-engagement efforts at St. Catherine University in response to social justice issues in the Twin Cities.

CWL director D’Ann Urbaniak Lesch commented that “these publications speak to the strength of St. Catherine University’s civic and community engagement efforts. Not only are faculty and staff doing the work, they are taking the time to reflect and contribute to the broader field of scholarship highlighting community-engaged teaching and research.”