Division of Professional PracticeUniversity of CincinnatiPROPEL

Division of Professional Practice

Michael Sharp


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