Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D.
205 Geddes Hall
Senior Associate Director, Academic Affairs; Professor of the Practice; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, Director
Connie Snyder Mick is a senior associate director and the director of academic affairs at the Center for Social Concerns and director of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. Professor Mick works with faculty to design and implement academic community engagement in courses and research across the University, informed by pedagogical research on engaged teaching and learning. She leads initiatives that help advance a culture of engagement, such as the Community Impact Grants, the Engaged Learning Forum, and the Faculty Fellows. Professor Mick leads the Community Engagement Faculty Institute, a three-day immersion into the theory and practice of community-based teaching, research, and scholarship.
Professor Mick teaches Rhetorics of Gender and Poverty as well as the Capstone for Poverty Studies. Her teaching experience includes a variety of Social Concerns Seminars (e.g. Digital Education in Northern Ireland), Introduction to Poverty Studies, Community Writing and Rhetoric, Multimedia Composition, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Graduate Practicum: Teaching Writing, Foresight in Business and Society (CBR), Management Communication, as well as the Ethical Leadership Through Service and Civic Engagement courses for Notre Dame’s Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program and for a State Department funded English for Academic Purposes international service-learning course.
Professor Mick is editor of the Journal of Poverty and Public Policy. She served as a governing board member of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty and a faculty representative on the Indiana Campus Compact Advisory Board. She is an affiliated faculty member in Gender Studies.
Professor Mick’s research interests include assessment of community engagement to measure impact on student learning and community development, the function of community engagement and service-learning in socio-cultural acquisition among English language learners, the role of writing in social change, the rhetoric of poverty, and the pedagogies of community engagement. Prior to this work, she directed the University Writing Center at Notre Dame.
Publications include Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, Oxford University Press (2015) and a full argument rhetoric Good Writing: An Argument Rhetoric, Oxford University Press (2018). Recent work appears the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; Service-Learning: Enhancing Inclusive Education; TESOL Journal; Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction; and a chapter in Service-Learning to Advance Access and Success.