CBLR Faculty & Staff Fellows 2014-2015

Lauren Berliner, Ph.D.

  LB-photo-(1).jpgAssistant Professor
  School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  Project: Lake City Collaboratory

As part of the fellows program, Lauren would like to primarily focus on the development of a project that was first initiated by CBLR fellows Christian Anderson and Aina Braxton. The aim of this project (referred to as the “Lake City Collaboratory”) is to enhance learning opportunities for both Lake City youth and UW Bothell students by creating a network between the Lake City community and a broad spectrum of faculty across UWB programs. Their aim is  to establish a sustainable CBLR site that other UWB faculty across disciplines might eventually involve for class projects and learning modules and provide opportunities for youth who might not otherwise be introduced to college life or nontraditional pedagogy. They are currently seeking UWB institutional support, external funding, and commitments from established community stakeholders to launch a after school multimedia program for Lake City middle and high school students that will take place on the UWB campus.

Gary Carpenter, MFA

Gary-Carpenter-photo-(2).jpg  Lecturer
  School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


  Project: Hybrid Community Based Public Art

  Gary Carpenter would like to locate  a community group (such as a teen homeless or veteran group)  willing to collaborate  with a 200 or 300 level  art course on a public art project exploring empathy, equality and the meaning of community.  Public art is a  social tool capable of having a high impact in a variety of settings and this project would focus on identify a local group and that would elicit the most meaningful community and student interactions.  The project would also reach out to the community to find opportunities for the public artwork, either in the form of a mural or art exhibition and would explore funding options as well.  Teaching community based learning courses has lead him to a considerable amount of research into  socially based public art practices including how to collaborate in thoughtful, productive ways in communities that honor all involved participants and consider the short and longer term benefits of these interactions for students and communities alike. Having witnessed the incredible awakening among students through these collaborations and with an understanding of the healing potential of the arts in collaborative work, Gary Carpenter is very interested in having the time and resources to explore  options, nurture community connections and in designing an engaging course that could lead to work with other departments and faculty, and one that would represent the interdisciplinary goals and tone of UW Bothell.

Jody Early, Ph.D.,M.S.,MCHES

jearlyphoto-(2).jpg  Associate Professor
  School of Nursing and Health Studies

  Project:  Community-Based Online Learning and Research

  How do we transition community-based learning from high-touch to high-tech? Can our UW Bothell students engage in community-based learning effectively even when they are enrolled in courses which are primarily online? How can place-bound students reap the benefits of participating in service learning--in a virtual environment? These are just a few of the questions Jody will explore by developing her online BHS 420 Women's Global Health & Human Rights course to include a variety of service learning project options with local and international partners. With a community health background, and penchant for community-based participatory research and critical pedagogy, Jody's exploration of the "virtual meets village" approach seems instinctual. She was inspired by emerging literature ! exploring "E-service learning," and the call from researchers and public health organizations to integrate  service-learning into online courses (rather than abandon it). Jody is hoping the outcomes of her fellowship will include strengthening existing campus-community partnerships, fostering new ones, and contributing to scholarship which helps to enhance online pedagogy.

Deborah Hathaway (Jacoby), M.A.

Debphoto2-(1).jpg  Lecturer
  School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences & First Year and Pre-Major Program

   Project: Partnership Development for Applied Theater Course

   As part of the fellowship program, Deborah Hathaway will be developing a new course on Applied Theater for the spring of 2015. Using her own applied theatre research and directing experience, Deborah hopes to build a mutually beneficial relationship with a community partner.  The partnership would engage both communities to share stories through theatre, discover meaningful connections, and create original theatrical performances.  Students would have an opportunity to fully grasp the meaning of applied theatre in practice.  She hopes to build learning objectives that challenge both the community partner and the students to feel empowered and inspired by their connection to theatre and to each other through their experience. Deborah also aims to explore the relevancy of theatre training to the growth and development of college students.  Deborah is honored to be a part of the fellowship and thrilled to gain an incredible opportunity to learn, receive feedback, and collaborate with other faculty and staff.

Caroline A. Lanza, MSW, Ph.C.

CLANZA-(1).jpg  Pre-Doctoral Teaching Associate
  School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

  Project:  Community-Engaged Participatory Arts in Oaxaca, Mexico

   Carrie Lanza will use community-based learning pedagogy for her class BIS 484  Dance with Intention: Embodying Healing, Culture and Community, partnering with Professor Diana Garcia-Snyder, MFA. This course will be hosted by Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca, a Spanish Language Immersion School.  The course is an experimental effort to integrate embodied practice with a critical historical, ethnographic, and theoretical approach to dance. We are particularly excited to carry this program out in Oaxaca during the Guelagetza festival as well as in conjunction with the fandango son Jarocho community in Oaxaca.  Their intention is that these opportunities will facilitate community-engaged learning.  Carrie would like to use the CBLR Fellows program as an opportunity to explore the work of building sustainable community partnerships abroad in conjunction with study abroad programs. She also wants to network to various music and dance collectives and organizations in order to coordinate community-based learning opportunities for our students and to learn how our class and connections to UW Bothell  might be of mutual benefit to them.

Julie Shayne, Ph.D.

JulieShayne-(2).jpg  Senior Lecturer
  School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

  Project:  Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality through              Community-Based Learning

As part of the fellows program, Julie Shayne would like to develop the community-based research component of a course she will teach in IAS in spring 2015 called Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality. This course will offer students the opportunity to learn about some of the varied histories from which movements for gender and sexual justice emerge, working from a transnational perspective. Julie wants to include an activism and research component in the class; she envisions group projects where students have to research the history of a specific local gender or sexual justice organization and place it in context of the larger histories they will have studied in class. Julie Shayne hopes to design the assignment so students will have the opportunity to speak with and support local activists and thus get a better sense of the challenges of community organizing and significance of the movements  studied in class.