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Division of Professional Practice

Michael Sharp

Director, Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Michael J. Sharp is the Director for the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at the University of Cincinnati, which is housed in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL). He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, and is coordinating a new Service Learning and Civic Engagement Certificate and accompanying Service Learning courses for 2012. His research interests revolve around servant leadership in higher education, spiritual dimensions to teaching and learning, experiential pedagogy, service learning, and the scholarship of engagement, specifically looking for ways that community, students, and universities can build mutually nourishing and sustainable relationships. Michael is currently pursuing a doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati and is working on a dissertation focused on the importance of "critical pedagogy" created through campus-community partnerships. You can review a list of Michael's publications, presentations, and teaching experiences by visiting his ePortfolio

EDUCATION:

University/College: University of Cincinnati
Major: Urban Educational Leadership
Degree: EdD (ABD)

University/College: University of Cincinnati
Major: Communication
Degree: Masters

University/College: University of Cincinnati
Major: Communication
Degree: Masters

COURSES TAUGHT:

Foundation of Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Capstone: Leadership Through Service
Service Learning and School Change
Communication and Civic Engagement
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
Effective Public Speaking (Service Learning Version)