Let us offer another message of congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Campbell for her 2015 SCRA Excellent Educator award! Please see the announcement below published by the Society for Community Research and Action!
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rebecca Campbell, this year’s recipient of the Council on Educational Programs’s Excellent Educator Award!
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, has developed an exceptional track record of teaching and mentoring students in the field of community psychology. Highlighted in her nomination materials was her use of innovative teaching strategies that integrate theory and practice across a number of classes. Dr. Campbell’s course on community program evaluation was cited by a number of former students and colleagues as a particular example of her innovative and action-oriented approach to teaching. Students in the course partner with local community-based organizations, work with their partners to engage community members and other stakeholders, and formulate and carry out an evaluation designed to contribute meaningful information to the agencies and the communities they serve. Many of Dr. Campbell’s students have gone on to faculty positions, or to engage in community-based practice in a range of organizations and settings. In a joint letter from many of these former students, they remarked that her classes were a “transformative experience” that provided a safe space to engage in the “key debates and tensions within the field” and to situate themselves in that broader perspective.