Public Dissemination

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching revised the Carnegie Foundation categories for colleges and universities in 2005.  With this change, they were recognizing that such strict delineations between research and teaching should no longer be the goal in our interdisciplinary world.  They added a Community Engagement classification to capture the more experiential service happening within campuses and communities.  As educators, we should represent more than the sum of our publications or the number of our teaching awards.  With this goal in mind, I share my public dissemination efforts where I facilitated interdisciplinary problem solving, public dialogs on education, reform, teaching, learning, justice and civic education.

Education & Service Learning

Considering the Engaged Department Model, Where Are You on the Engaged Continuum? (2001-2009)

Developed and facilitated advanced faculty service learning trainings and institutues for 20 campuses (2001-2011)

Channel 2 Sunday Morning News Show, ACCESS Colorado AmeriCorps/VISTA programs (2008)

Risk Management in Service Learning ~ (Denver 2007, Boston 2008)

          Presented to the University Risk Management & Insurance association’s conferences

Colorado’s Civic Summit: Agenda 2010 ~ Denver’s Convention Center (Jan. 12, 2007)

Sustainable Development in Colorado: Service Learning in the Applied Sciences ~ Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (April 6, 2007)

Western Region Engaged Scholars Summit ~ Moab (Nov. 7, ’03); Ephraim, UT (June 9-11, ’04)

Presented higher education trends and potential impacts on public policy at keynote session, breakouts and closing panel.

Civic and Service Learning Summit ~ Denver, CO (Feb. 27 – March 1, 2003)

Presented the Assets Based Community Development Model, and national service priorities.

Pew Introduction to Service Learning Institute ~ Salt Lake City, UT (April 3-6, 2002)

Presented the regional overview and vision for our collaborative Engaged Scholarship work in the Southwest region.

At A Critical Civic Crossroads (2004)

Presented a White Paper identifying national priorities for our network of state affiliates, sharing strategic directions at a crossroads in leadership.

Red Rocks Public Television Interview (2004)

Interviewed by Red Rocks Community College President Eric Reno on public television about the importance of Service-Learning.

Colorado Department of Education annual Service Learning Conferences (2000-2005)

Presented at the annual conferences throughout the state of Colorado.

Exploring the benefits of regional collaboration around the Indigenous Engagement model (2000-02)

          Presented to stakeholders in the Four Corners: Durango, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Mesa, AZ.

National Youth Leadership Conference April 4-6, 2001 (2001)

Convened the Town Hall Meeting for higher education stakeholders.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO (1999)

Wrote article appearing in Policy Directions quarterly brief on the Future Financing for Higher Education.

U.S. Catholic Conference, Office of Government Liaison in Washington, D.C. (1998)

Contributed to the talking points in support of Haitian refugees and U.S. resettlement.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Legal Counsel, Washington, D.C. (1998)

Contributed to the Americans with Disabilities Act re-authorization submitted in Spring 1998.

Supreme Court Institute (1997)

Wrote the case studies designed for high school students for the summer SCI curriculum.

Buffalo Public Interest Law Program, Buffalo, NY (1996-1997)

Presented The Importance of SUNY’s Public Interest to the Dean and his leadership. 

Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI (1993-1994)

Presented On Campus Talking About Alcohol to Residential and Student Life divisions, as well as freshmen students in the Seminar class.

Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI (1991-1993). 

Presented Sharing the student learning benefits of immersion in Mexico and Mississippi.

          Conducted campus talks, church visits, President’s Cabinet meetings and alumni events.

Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (1989)

Presented Making the Case for Cooperative Education, a student’s perspective on program improvements.

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

UB Law Forum, Spring 2009 (pg. 40), Class Action section featured my nonviolent civil disobedience work.

Presente! Summer 2009, Vol. 14 No. 2 (pg. 6) features my nonviolent civil disobedience work.

KGNU 88.5 FM and 1390 AM public radio, Denver and Boulder, CO ~ (May 15, 2009)

Practicing Nonviolence.  I interviewed with the Connections Show and answered callers’ questions about my choice to participate in nonviolent civil disobedience and my consequent prison sentence.  National Public Radio affiliate KGNU interview can be heard at

Regis University, Denver, CO ~ (May 20, 2009)

          Presented, Radical Love, Unpacking the Prison Experience through the Ignation lens of love

NW activist jailed for act of conscience, written by Melanie Brooks on Feb. 19, 2009, featured my nonviolent civil disobedience work.  The article can be accessed on-line at The Northwest Denver Tribune.

Wrote a series of articles that can be found on the FACEBOOK group, Support the SOA Six (2008-09)

          Where’s the Dialogue Judge Faircloth? Choices of Conscience Not Logic.

          From Privilege to Prison. Lowest Common Denominator.

Protestor ‘Desperate’ for Change, written by Susan Greene on Jan. 29, 2009, featured my commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience.  The article can be accessed on-line at the Denver Post. The Denver Post.Article