January 20, 2015
|Lisa Chasan-Taber (left) and Aline Gubrium (right).|
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, and Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor of Community Health Education, are among the nine faculty members named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project, a new initiative aimed at involving and teaching faculty to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy and enrich public debate.
The inaugural class of fellows will draw on its substantial research record to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates. Faculty fellows receive a stipend and technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences.
“We are excited and honored to work with such an accomplished group of scholars,” said Amy Schalet, director of the Public Engagement Project. “We were happily overwhelmed by the number and high quality of applicants. There is clearly demand for this new fellowship opportunity.” The Public Engagement Project is a faculty-driven initiative building on a collaboration of the Center for Research on Families, Center for Public Policy and Administration, Institute for Social Science Research, and psychology of peace and violence program.
The Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship is made possible by funding from the College of Natural Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Provost’s Office and University Relations, as well as the collaborating centers and institutes.