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A Conversation with Dr. Patrick Green and UNO Colleagues


Are you interested in translating your service learning class to an engaged research endeavor? Join the Service Learning Academy and Center for Faculty Excellence for an interactive virtual presentation with Dr. Patrick Green of Loyola University followed by an in-person panel with UNO staff and faculty.


Dr. Green will explore several dimensions of engaged scholarship with an interdisciplinary focus on:

  • Defining and discussing elements of engaged teaching, service and research 
  • Outlining theoretical and conceptual frameworks in engaged scholarship
  • Discussing possible community engaged research products and places for possible publication 


Dr. Green’s presentation will be followed by a panel of UNO staff and faculty. The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Connie Schaffer from the Center for Faculty Excellence and includes: Dr. Roma Subramanian, School of Communications, Dr. Brian McKevitt, Department of Psychology, and Dr. Julie Dierberger, Service Learning Academy. The Panel will discuss engaged scholarship experiences, successes and challenges; the importance of partnerships; and discuss publication and creative activity examples. 


Learn about the speaker and panelists below. This event will be offered both in person and virtually, with lunch provided for in-person attendees. Seats are limited for in-person attendees. 



  • 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.  -  Conversation w/ Dr. Patrick Green on Engaged Scholarship
  • 12:30 P.M. to 12:45 P.M.  -  Break for lunch (lunch provided to in-person attendees) 
  • 12:45 P.M. to 1:15 P.M.  -  UNO Faculty and Staff Panel-Engaged Scholarship at UNO


Speaker and Panelists


Patrick M. Green, EdD 

Dr. Patrick M. Green

Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS), and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Green teaches experiential learning courses, including community-based learning, academic internships, global service-learning, and undergraduate research, as well as graduate courses in the Higher Education Program. He is co-editor of Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2014), Re-conceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice (Stylus Publishing, 2018), Guest Editor of Metropolitan Universities Journal special issue on faith and community engagement (December, 2020), and Guest Editor of Experiential Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ELTHE, fall 2021 and spring 2022). He is serving as a co-editor for an upcoming Metropolitan Universities Journal special issue on place-based pedagogy and anchor initiatives in spring 2023, and the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) in fall 2023. Dr. Green serves as a Scholar-in-Residence with the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE), an Engaged Scholar with the Society of Experiential Education (SEE), and an Engaged Scholar with National Campus Compact.


Check out Dr. Green's recommended pre-reading, Faculty Engaged Scholarship: Setting Standards and Building Conceptual Clarity.  


Dr. Roma Subramanian

Dr. Roma Subramanian

UNO School of Communications

Roma Subramanian, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is also an affiliate faculty member in UNO’s medical humanities program, UNMC’s Interprofessional Academy of Educators, and UNL’s Minority Health Disparities Initiative. Her research and teaching focus on health communication, particularly regarding stigmatized issues (e.g., mental illness, sexual abuse). Other areas of interest include the impact of social and mobile media on health, the dynamics of patient-physician communication, and the intersection between art and health. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Communication, Health Education & Behavior, the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, and Critical Public Health.   


Dr. Brian McKevitt

Dr. Brian McKevitt

UNO Department of Psychology

Dr. McKevitt is a Professor of Psychology in the School Psychology Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Dr. McKevitt received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a school psychologist in Iowa prior to coming to UNO. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of school-wide positive behavior support, evidence-based interventions for academics and behavior, and consultation and collaboration.


Dr. Julie Dierberger

Dr. Julie Dierberger

Paul Sather Distinguished Director, UNO Service Learning Academy

Dr. Dierberger has provided leadership in service learning, community engagement and student leadership development in public and private higher education institutions for the past 15 years. Her research and scholarship focuses around professional development, student learning and partnership development in experiential contexts across the P-16 educational spectrum. She has published research in the SAGE Sourcebook of Service Learning and Civic Engagement (2015), the Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Development and Outreach (2019), and the Journal of Higher Education (2017). Julie received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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