Congratulations, Dr. Farrah Jacquez (Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences) for winning Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.
"The annual award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The award is designated for either pre-tenure faculty at tenure-granting campuses or early career faculty (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts.
NERCHE recognized Dr. Jacquez for her dedication to “reducing health disparities for under-served communities—with a particular focus on children. Dr. Jacquez’s approach to community-engaged scholarship underscores the value of reciprocity and collaboration, incorporating the expertise of community members most directly affected by health inequities, individuals from positions of power within community agencies, and academic partners, including students. Her nuanced understanding of the role that individual motivations and interests of community and academic stakeholders play in the design and implementation of community-engaged projects greatly improves the chances for success.”
As one the University of Cincinnati original Pay it Forward student philanthropy project grant recipients, Dr. Jacquez infused the study of philanthropy into her course on Diversity and Health. As part of the service-learning course, UC students conducted a health needs assessment with the students, teachers and staff at a Cincinnati Public School attended by K-8 students who are native Spanish or French speakers as well as by a large number of African-American youth.