ENACT Announces Newest Cohort of Faculty Fellows

Jan 25, 2018

ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation is happy to announce the second cohort of ENACT Faculty Fellows. The newest 13 faculty fellows hail from colleges and universities in or near the state capitals of Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania. (See the list of schools and Fellows below.)

This cohort of fellows joins a thriving national network of 16 Faculty Fellows across the United States who are teaching new courses or enhancing existing courses that engage students in hands-on study and work related to state-level legislation. Fellows will advance this work together, as all 29 Fellows learn from one another's pedagogy and sharing in each other's successes.

“Everyone at ENACT is excited to welcome the newly selected fellows,” says ENACT Academic Program Director Melissa Stimell, who developed and teaches the Brandeis ENACT course that serves as a model for the national program. “Their ideas, experience, and commitment to undergraduate civic engagement will further strengthen the work of ENACT.”

The second cohort ENACT Fellows will attend a five-day summer workshop hosted by Brandeis University from May 20-24, 2018, where they will be joined by experienced ENACT Faculty Fellows, program staff, and guest speakers. ENACT Fellows and their students will also have full access to the online ENACT network.

ENACT Faculty Fellowship Cohort 2:

Alabama: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Faculty Fellow: Angela Lewis

California: University of California Sacramento Center
Faculty Fellow: Jordan Kujala

Colorado: United States Air Force Academy
Faculty Fellow: Lynne Chandler García

Georgia: Emory University
Faculty Fellow: Michael J. Rich

Hawaii: University of Hawaii
Faculty Fellow: Colin D. Moore

Kentucky: University of Louisville
Faculty Fellow: Jason Gainous

Maryland: University of Maryland
Faculty Fellow: Stella M. Rouse

Missouri: Lincoln University of Missouri
Faculty Fellow: Amy Gossett

New Jersey: Rutgers University-Camden
Faculty Fellow: Stephen Danley

North Carolina: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Faculty Fellow: Candis Watts Smith

Ohio: Cleveland State University
Faculty Fellow: Joseph Mead

Oregon: Oregon State University
Faculty Fellow: Michelle Inderbitzin

Pennsylvania: Penn State University
Faculty Fellow: Amy Linch

See the full list of ENACT schools and Faculty Fellows here.



ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation is a new national program to engage young people in state-level legislative change. Students enrolled in courses taught by ENACT faculty fellows at colleges and universities in or near state capitals around the country are learning how to work with advocacy organizations, legislators and legislative staff members to advance policy. For more information, visit go.brandeis.edu/ENACT.