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Books, Articles and Presentations

Dr. Thomas Penniston, The Impacts of Service-Learning Participation upon Post-Secondary Students’ Academic and Social Development, Dissertation, April 2014.

LaMar Davis and Eric Ford, “College Connections for Student Success: A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless, and Other Disconnected Youth” presented at a conference in Atlanta to provide an overview of key strategies utilized by Choice in its efforts to offer a community based alternative aimed at keeping youth in their community, their school, on the job and, whenever possible, in their family, in FY14.

Dr. Joby Taylor as a member of the BreakingGround Working Group, presented with other UMBC colleagues on the culture of engagement that is being developed at UMBC at the American Democracy Project Conference, June 2014.

Peaceworkers organized the 3rd Annual Peace Corps Graduate Research Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. Four UMBC graduate students presented original research. This interdisciplinary conference was integrated within the larger Annual Peace Corps Gathering, June 2014.

Lori Hardesty and Eloise Grose, “Connecting the Dots: In Work and Life” presented at the 4th Annual Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact Practitioners’ Retreat, June 2014.

Michele Wolff and LaToya White (Health Leads), “Outputs to Outcomes: A Preliminary Assessment of Community Impact Through Community Voice” presented at the 12th annual International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, September 2012.

Dr. Joby Taylor, “From Baltimore to Brazil: Engaging Teens in Civic Engagement & Community through English Language Learning Online” with Heidi Faust, Ph.D. student at UMBC, Dr. Joan Shin, Director of the TESOL Profession Training Programs at UMBC, Thomas Penniston, Ph.D. Candidate at UMBC, and Jared Kebbell, Shriver Peaceworker Fellow presented at UMBC at the sixth annual Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference, April 2013.

Dr. Joby Taylor, “Exploring Baltimore: An Outing for Understanding Our Social and Historical Context,” presented at the 5th Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) Conference hosted by Coppin State University. These sessions, entitled, included bus tours of West Baltimore, April 2012.

Richard Blissett, (UMBC alumnus, Baltimore CARES Coordinator and AmeriCorps VISTA member), “Something From Nothing: Schools Can Fight Urban Blight,” presented at the SLCE Conference, April 2012.

Salar Khaleghzadegan, Greeshma Sasi, Karen M. Silver (UMBC alumni), “A Major Transformation: Developing Student Volunteers into Future Leaders for Baltimore City,” presented at the SLCE Conference, April 2012.

The Peaceworker Program was prominently featured at the 1st Annual Peace Corps Gathering hosted by the National Peace Corps Association in Minneapolis (June 2012) as Peaceworker Fellow Tara Gill and Dr. Taylor organized a Graduate Research Conference entitled, “Bringing the World Home to Grad School: Engaged Scholarship post-Peace Corps” to accompany the weekend conference.

Dr. Joby Taylor, with campus collaborators Dr. Beverly Bickel (LLC Program) and Dr. Joan Shin (EDUC), article accepted for a special edition of TESOL Journal focused on service-learning and civic literacy. The article describes and evaluates their innovative online course “Community Leadership Challenge” created and implemented for students in Brazil with support from the U.S. Department of State.

The Shriver Center was featured in The National Journal Publication, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology in the article “Co-ops and Internships Help IT Grads Land Jobs.” A link to the article can be found at:

UMBC’s homepage posted an article entitled Energizing Maryland’s Workforce highlighting 12 student intern, co-op, and research profiles.

Lori Hardesty and Clare Greene, “How NOT to Sweat the Small Stuff: Seeking Solutions to Logistical Challenges,” presented at second annual Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact Practitioners’ Retreat, June 2012.

Joby Taylor, Ph.D. Metaphors We Serve By, Verlag Press, Summer 2008.

Thomas Penniston and Michele Wolff, “Service-Learning as a Catalyst for Attitudinal and Behavioral Changes Leading to Student Success: An Exploratory Study,” 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2009.

Michele Wolff and Lori Hardesty, “Community-Campus Collaboration: The Shriver Center as a Model for Student, Faculty and Staff Engagement,” Diversity and Civic Engagement, American Democracy Project Annual Meeting, June 2009.

Michele Wolff and Lori Hardesty, “Engaging STEM University Students in the Classroom: A Resource for Teacher Development,” 8th Annual Science in Savannah Conference, February 2008.

Michele Wolff and Shannon Tinney, “Service-Learning & College Student Success,” Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2006.

Michele Wolff and Shannon Tinney, “Applied Learning as a Best Practice Model: A Strategy for Higher Education Student Success,” Association for Institutional Research, National Forum presentation, May 2006.

Michele Wolff, Mary Hyde, Ph.D., Mark Terranova, Weidong Zhu, Ph.D. and Charles Eggleton, Ph.D., “Working toward Educational Reform: The UMBC Mechanical Engineering-Shriver Center Partnership,” American Society of Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Conference, Co-Author, Washington DC, October 2004