Faculty Fellows Listing

2022-23 CESL Faculty Fellows

6 individuals have been selected by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning as recipients of the 2022-23 Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL) Faculty Fellowships.

The group represents 6 departments developing 6 new civic engagement or service-learning courses, integrating classroom learning with community-based learning. The CESL faculty fellows group meets monthly, over the course of the year, to discuss community engagement for social change, service-learning pedagogy, and to work collaboratively on course development. The CESL Faculty Fellowship is in its twenty-eighth year.


Lisa DePiano, Lecturer

Stockbridge School of Agriculture

STOCKSCHL 387 Intro to Agroecology


Tal Goldfajn, Assistant Professor

Languages, Literatures, & Cultures; Spanish & Portuguese Studies

SPAN 397 Community Storytelling Translation


River Strong

River Strong, Associate Director

Environmental Conservation

iCons 496 Clean Energy Living Lab: Community Solar Planning Teams


Cara Takakjian, Sr. Lecturer

Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

ITAL 297T Teach to Learn: Italian Pedagogy in Practice


Candice Travis, Academic Advisor

Civic Engagement & Service-Learning 

SRVCLRNG 293 Learning through Community Engagement


 UMass Amherst

Ruth-Ellen Verock-O’Loughlin, Senior Lecturer II 

Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies

EDUC 393B Leadership in Diverse Communities