Scholars With and For Others

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Contact: Kelly Brotzman · · 2282

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Loyola's Jesuit mission calls everyone -- not just students -- to be "men and women with and for others."

How can faculty members incorporate this into their identity as scholars and researchers?  Is it possible to incorporate community engagement into research as well as teaching and service?

Dr. Cathy Rogers and Prof. Valerie Andrews (CMMN) and Dr. Laura Murphy (ENGL) will discuss their experiences working on community engaged research projects. Both projects were awarded research stipends through OCELTS in May 2013.

Dr. Rogers' and Prof. Andrews' joint project was a systematic needs assessment of the communications capacities and partnership needs of New Orleans-area nonprofit organizations.  Dr. Murphy's project was the compilation of the New Orleans Human Trafficking Report as a resource for local officials and service providers.

The panelists will discuss their projects and findings, as well as the rewards and challenges of undertaking this kind of scholarly work.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.



  • English
  • Jesuit Center
  • Service Learning
  • University Honors Program