Emily Eddins Rountree

Assistant Director
Primary office:
785-864-0964
Strong Hall, room 150


Summary

We would like to welcome Emily Eddins Rountree, PhD, the new Assistant Director for the Center for Service Learning. Dr. Rountree came to us from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was charged with creating and developing ODU’s service-learning initiative as the first service-learning professional at the institution. She’s received several major grants to develop service-learning projects that address sea level rise, climate change, and conservation, one with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the other from Virginia Sea Grant. She also recently published an edited volume, entitled Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice. Dr. Rountree received her PhD and MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. With a fellowship from the Center for Collaborative Conservation, she completed her research on international service-learning in rural Panama. She chooses to work in service-learning because of its complexity, global-local significance, and the belief that collaborative processes between universities and surrounding communities can enact real social and environmental change. She is thrilled to be serving as the new Assistant Director of the Center for Service Learning, and is looking forward to working closely with faculty, staff, students, and diverse community organizations to facilitate the integration of community-based opportunities into academic course curriculum across the university that address key community needs and issues.