Jennifer Domagal-Goldman directs the American Democracy Project, a civic learning and democratic engagement network of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She earned her doctorate in higher education from the Pennsylvania State
University. She received her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester. Jennifer’s dissertation focused on how faculty learn to incorporate civic learning and engagement in their
undergraduate teaching within their academic discipline, for which she received the 2011 IARSLCE honorable mention dissertation award. Jennifer holds an ex-officio position on the eJournal of Public
Affairs’ editorial board and serves on the advisory board of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. She has contributed to a number of democratic engagement publications including authoring or co-authoring chapters in Reimagining
Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibility (2013) and Becoming a Steward of Place: Four Areas
of Institutional Focus (2014), as well as co-authoring a chapter on institutional characteristics and student civic outcomes in Research on Student Civic Outcomes in
Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Methods (2016).
Provost and the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, TAMU-Central Texas
Prior her role at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Peg was Associate Vice President and Associate Provost at Florida Gulf Coast University and served as Interim Dean, College of Health Professions, Director of the School of Nursing, Interim Provost and Professor of Nursing. Dr. Gray-Vickrey holds a B.S.N. degree in
Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; an M.S. as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University, and a D.N.S., Doctor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Buffalo. She has received many awards and recognitions in her career, and she has been
credited with over 40 peer reviewed publications, 2 award winning AV productions on Alzheimer’s Disease and multiple invited and peer-reviewed professional presentations, most notably in the area of Gerontology, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Peg has been actively involved in civic and community engagement during her career in higher education and was recently appointed to the American Democracy Project Steering Committee.
Chair and Professor of Political Science at Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
Shala is the recipient of numerous teaching and advising awards. She teaches courses in the areas of law and the courts, current political issues, sustainability, food and politics, and global challenges at Fort Hays State University (Kansas). She serves as one of
the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Global Engagement Scholars, is the National Coordinator for the AASCU Global Challenges Project, and is spending her 2015-16 sabbatical serving as the National Manager for AASCU’s Blended Course Consortium. Her
most recent publications have been in the areas of academic assessment and leadership, new models for educating undergraduate students, and global challenges. She is engaged in a wide range of service activities including leading FHSU’s Food and Hunger Initiatives.
Civic engagement is one of her core values, permeating her teaching, scholarship and service, and leading her to involvement in the American Democracy Project on her local campus and nationally.
Leah is a Professor of Political Science and Democratic Engagement Coordinator at Weber State University. She earned her Ph.D. at the University at Albany in 2004. While at Weber State University, she has co-coordinated the American Democracy Project since its adoption. She is
responsible for helping to institutionalize American Democracy Project on her campus by bringing it under the auspices of the Center for Community Engaged Learning within the Democratic Engagement Team.