Center for Social Concerns selects new cohort of Faculty Fellows

By: JP Shortall

August 26, 2021

The Center for Social Concerns has selected its cohort of 14 Faculty Fellows from ten different departments and five schools and colleges for 2021–23. Faculty are selected based upon their records as leaders in academic community engagement who can link their disciplinary or multidisciplinary expertise with the center's mission. To this end, Faculty Fellows collaborate for a period of two years with center faculty and staff in research, teaching, and advisory capacities across University departments and programs.

Faculty Fellows for 2021–23 are Kraig Beyerlein, Rev. John A. O’Brien Associate Professor of Sociology and director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Jay Brockman, professor of the practice, College of Engineering and director, Center for Civic Innovation; Pam Butler, assistant teaching professor, Gender Studies and associate director and director of undergraduate studies, Gender Studies; Ann Marie Conrado, associate professor, Industrial Design; Charlice Hurst, assistant professor, Management and Organization; Emmanuel Katongole, professor of Theology and Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs; Nancy Michael, director of undergraduate studies, Neuroscience and Behavior major, College of Science; Marisel Moreno-Anderson, John A. O’Brien Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Michael H. Morris, professor of the practice, Keough School of Global Affairs; Patrizio Piraino, director, Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and associate professor, Keough School of Global Affairs; Clark Power, professor of Psychology and Education, Program of Liberal Studies and concurrent professor, Department of Psychology; Clemens Sedmak, director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies and professor of social ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs; Neeta Verma, Robert P. Sedlack Jr. Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design, Art, Art History, and Design; Danielle Wood, associate professor of the practice, College of Engineering, associate director for research, Center for Civic Innovation.

To learn more about current and past Faculty Fellows at the Center for Social Concerns please visit For more information please contact Connie Mick,


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