Community transformation expert Barbara Holland, Ph.D., will speak next week as a part of the 2011–12 Presidential Lecture Series. Holland is internationally recognized for her expertise in community engagement, service-learning, university-community partnerships, and organizational change in higher education.
Holland’s prior leadership roles in the United States include director of the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, director of Office of University Partnerships at HUD headquarters, and senior administrator at Portland State University and Northern Kentucky University.
She is editor or co-editor of three journals on community engagement and is a founding board member and incoming chair of the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement. Holland is a senior scholar at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and an affiliated professor at University of Sydney and Portland State University.
Holland recently returned to the United States after four years as a university executive in Australia, where she helped build a national association for community engagement and advised state and federal leaders on community engagement policy and practice.
Holland’s address will begin at 7 p.m. on September 13 in the Student Union Apollo Room. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series was developed to advance human justice and promote the university’s commitment to creating a diverse university community and learning environment.
This event is presented in partnership with the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education.