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Faculty and Community Fellows

 

Community Fellow 2014–2016

 

Gary Gilot
Director, Engineering Leadership and Community Engagement


To deepen the Center’s work with the College of Engineering, the Center for Social Concerns has invited Gary Gilot to become its newest Community Fellow. For over two years, the Center has participated in an endeavor with the College of Engineering and a number of local collaborators: the Bowman Creek project. This is an ongoing effort to restore South Bend’s Bowman Creek and revitalize its surrounding area. The Center will continue to participate, now under the leadership of Gilot, who has recently been appointed as Director of Engineering Leadership and Community Engagement in the College of Engineering. A professional engineer since 1982, Gilot recently retired from the position of director of public works for the city of South Bend. As the director, he was responsible for water, sewer, street, and other public infrastructure. He has been engaged in applied research and commercialization of research throughout his 28 years in public service.

 

Faculty Fellows 2013–2015

 

Ann-Marie Conrado

Assistant Professor
Art, Art History, and Design

Industrial Design


Ann-Marie Conrado is assistant professor in Industrial Design of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Conrado’s research focuses on using design to address social and humanitarian concerns. She has worked primarily in Nepal with fair trade artisans to design and develop products more in line with contemporary lifestyles. Her interventions have significantly increased demand and sales for traditional handicraft and artisan communities struggling to compete in the global marketplace. At Notre Dame, Conrado brings that ethos to the classroom, engaging students in social design projects and bringing students to Nepal to work on various research projects. She was recently awarded the inaugural Young Educator of the Year Award by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for her significant contributions to educating the next generation of designers in realizing the potential of design to advance the common good.

As faculty fellow, Professor Conrado will further develop her work in Nepal working with Rachel Tomas Morgan and the Center’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP). Their collaboration will make sustainable discipline- based ISSLP placements for students in the Design Program.

 

John M. Duffy

Francis O'Malley Director of the University Writing Program

Associate Professor English

John Duffy studies and writes about the convergences of rhetoric, literacy, ethics, disability, and education. He is the author of the award-winning book, Writing from These Roots, which charted the development of writing in a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin, and he has published essays and editorials on a variety of topics in academic journals, newspapers, and on-line publications. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays, Literacy, Economy, and Power, and edited the special issue of the Disability Studies Quarterly on rhetoric and disability. He serves on the editorial boards of Written Communication and the Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and he is a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Duffy is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and literature.

As a Faculty Fellow, Professor Duffy will work closely with Connie Mick and Annie Cahill-Kelly on community-based writing projects, looking at ways to develop, assess, and promote these.

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Each year, the Center for Social Concerns invites two or more faculty members to be its Faculty Fellows. In general, the role of the Faculty Fellows is to link their disciplinary or multidisciplinary expertise with the Center’s mission. To this end, they will be assisting the Center to bring community-based learning and scholarship, civic participation, and Catholic social thought into university departments and programs. Fellow activities may take the form of the following, among others:

  • creating a new project, or further developing an ongoing one, in a department or college, that involves students, faculty, and/or community organizations in community-based learning (CBL) endeavors, community-based scholarship, or coalition building;
  • offering workshops or developing conferences in the Fellow's college or department or for a broader audience, on CBL or other subjects related to the Center's mission;
  • assisting to develop, presenting in, and/or teaching preparatory or follow-up courses for, or advising or reflecting with students in, Center Programs, such as the Summer Service Learning Program and the Urban Plunge;
  • working in the South Bend area, in locations across the U.S., or in developing countries in ways that foster the educational interests of the Center; and
  • conducting research relevant to the mission of the Center.

Fellows are paired with a program director to work jointly on the chosen projects. Alternatively, they might work exclusively with the Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Research (ADAAR). They are chosen for two-year periods, with renewal possible.

In addition to the above involvements, the Fellows will be asked to: meet a minimum of twice yearly with the ADAAR and other Center staff for the purposes of offering advice on Center activities typically related to the Faculty and information sharing; participate in post-Urban Plunge, International Summer Service Learning Program and domestic Summer Service Learning Program student reflections; and attend occasional events (staff meetings, dinners, etc.) at the Center. At the end of each year, each Fellow, in collaboration with the Center affiliate with whom he or she has been working, is asked to write up a description (one to two pages) of his or her efforts over the year and results.

As a small sign of appreciation for the Fellow's contributions to the Center mission, $500 will be given to each as income. The Fellow, in conjunction with the ADAAR or program director with whom he or she is working, may also make use of $2000 over the course of the two-year term toward his or her project. Likely uses of this money would be hiring student assistants, lunch meetings, books and other supplies, and conference attendance. The Fellows will be selected by the ADAAR, in consultation with the Center's Education Committee members and with input from appropriate program directors.

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Previous Faculty Fellows:

Faculty Fellows 2012–2014

Faculty Fellows 2011–2013

Faculty Fellows 2010–2012

Faculty Fellows 2009–2011

Faculty Fellows 2008–2010

Faculty Fellows 2007–2009

Faculty Fellows 2004–2006

Faculty Fellows 2004–2005

 

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