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Past ACE

Past Series Webinars

  1. February 8, 2023

    Scholarly Outreach and Equitable Collaboration for Sustainable Impact

    This event is for all WVU scholars whose work involves community engagement and collaboration. At this ACE Session, you will build foundational knowledge for nurturing equitable campus-community collaboration through discussions, resource sharing, and case studies.


    • L. Chris Plein, PhD​: Professor of Public Administration, Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service, West Virginia University

    • Jared Anderson, JD: Land Use Attorney, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, College of Law, West Virginia University

    • Tony Michael, JD​: Program Director – Family & Community Development, Extension Professor​, West Virginia University

    Dr. Denis Scott, Associate Professor – Extension Specialist, Assistant Director for Academic Engagement,​ West Virginia University​, will welcome participants and serve as the moderator for this event. The ACE series is free and open to the public.

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  2. January 17, 2023

    Engaged Scholarship and Promotion and Tenure

    This seminar will seek to provide examples of successful engaged scholarship used in promotion and tenure, the impact of this change on a land grant institution, and tips on documenting and framing their community engagement . As both a Land-Grant and R1 research institution, WVU is proud of the scholarship the faculty produce and the impact it has beyond the walls of the institution. Please join us for a broad discussion on how faculty can report contributions to the fundamental knowledge of their field and not only enhance their own portfolio but share this critical information with others.

    Guest Speakers

    • Diane Doberneck, PhD: Director for Faculty & Professional Development, Michigan State University

    • Emily Janke, PhD: Director of the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Relevant scholarship:

    Dr. Kristi D. Wood-Turner, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, will welcome participants and serve as the moderator for this event.

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  3. December 9, 2022

    Foundations of Community Engaged Scholarship: A Panel with Faculty from Multiple Institutions

    This session is designed to introduce new and varying perspectives of academic community engagement (ACE) through representation from other institutions. The panel will introduce you to community engaged scholars who have created ACE partnerships with impact and discuss elements of strong partnerships to effectively co-create academic community engagement. Hear examples of successful faculty/community partnerships, discuss considerations for initiating and sustaining partnerships, and explore resources to assist you in partnership development or enhancement. Panelists will also discuss how their ACE work has been impacted by COVI-19. Finally, this session will provide a preview for the spring series of workshops on academic community engagement.


    • Tami Moore, PhD: Associate Professor Educational Foundations, Leadership & Aviation, Oklahoma State University

    • Donte Pennington, PhD: Assistant Research Professor of Human Physiology and Program Leader of Family and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia State University

    • Sarah Worley, PhD: Associate Professor of Communication, Director of Community-Engaged Learning, Juniata College

    Dr. Jorge H. Atiles, Dean of Extension and Engagement and director of West Virginia University Extension, will welcome participants and offer an overview of academic community engagement.

    The moderator for this event is Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber, Assistant Professor of the Higher Education Administration Program, West Virginia University.

    Watch the Recording