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Spring 2018 Engaged Faculty Scholar

Dr. Gilbert

Following a call for proposals in Fall 2017, the Office of Engagement is pleased to announce that Dr. Liz Gilbert, from the College of Natural and Health Sciences, has been selected to serve as the inaugural Community Engaged Scholar. Dr. Gilbert will work collaboratively with the Office of Engagement, the Director of Engagement, and with engaged faculty colleagues from across campus during Spring 2018.

Dr. Liz Gilbert will have as her primary focus during this fellowship the development of an online toolbox to provide resources for more authentic community engagement strategies through a lens of cultural humility.

Her work and expertise will assist faculty and others across campus, and in the community, in advancing our institutional engagement efforts. Dr. Gilbert is a valuable addition and brings a wealth of resources to support CCE and engaged teaching, learning, and research. Her work will also provide insights and support for the processes involved in successful promotion and tenure for faculty participating in engaged teaching and research.

In a statement about the position Dr. Gilbert said, “I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve in this role and grateful to the Office of Engagement for the support they are providing me. It is my hope that I can be helpful in developing resources to meet the specific needs of faculty so that we can prepare students to enter communities in an authentic way. The Office of Engagement has led the way in raising the awareness of all the amazing engaged work being done by faculty and students on our campus, and it is my hope that I can contribute to those efforts and help move them forward.”

Liz Gilbert is a tenured Associate Professor who joined the University of Northern Colorado and the Colorado School of Public Health @ UNC Faculty in 2008. She has published and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences on community engagement as a pedagogical strategy to deepen student learning, the development of community/campus partnerships, and the factors that impact the health status of underrepresented communities, particularly of Native Americans.