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Faculty Fellows


Adisa A. Alkebulan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies
AFRAS 360. Communications and
Community Action

Application of the basic theories of communication through field projects. Study of the communication problems that exist between sociopolitical groups and the media.



Luke Duesbery, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Teacher Education
GEN S 490. Undergraduate Research
Research and creative activities to include preparation for qualitative and quantitative empirical research projects. Identify problem, formulate research question, design small-scale investigation, collect and analyze data, present findings, and may include creative and performing arts projects.



Drew Lautemann, J.D., Program Manager, Consensus Organizing Center SWORK 496. Experimental Topics
The Costa Rican Organizing Project provides an overview of community organizing methods and offers community organizing experience in a rural international setting. The course is designed to foster a deep connection between students and developing communities in Latin America and to inspire students to pursue careers in the public interest. The course includes training activities in San Diego in addition to weekly classes, meetings, and volunteer work in Costa Rica. The training activities focus on methods of community organizing, with a primary focus on the Consensus Organizing model. While abroad, students work with the Costa Rican nonprofit organization CEPIA to train a group of local teenagers in the Consensus Organizing model and work with them to develop a new program at CEPIA to address a community-identified need.



Vinod Sasidharan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Recreation and Tourism Management GEN S 400. Service Learning and Community Engagement
Academic work designed with faculty approval to complement concurrent paid or unpaid professional or community service experience.




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