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Mary F. Price

Dr. Mary Price is the inaugural Director of Teaching and Learning. Prior to joining The Forum, Mary led faculty development at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis’ Center for Service & Learning for the past 9 years. For more than 20 years, she has worked with scholar-practitioners, students and community members as a thought partner and critical friend to strengthen practice, deepen learning and co-create actionable knowledge through intentional and equitable community partnerships, grounded in the principles of democratic engagement. Mary’s scholarly interests emphasize the influence of community-academic partnership relationships on learning and community outcomes, socialization and success of publicly-engaged faculty as part of campus equity, civic and student success agendas, and improving institutional climates for ethical and equitable community engagement in local and global contexts. She is a co-developer of the SOFAR Partnership Model and the Transformational Relationship Evaluation Scale V.2 (TRES II). She is a past co-chair of the Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship [APPS], a research group sponsored by Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, which has developed the Democratically Engaged Assessment Framework. She is also a co-PI on an 5 year NSF funded institutional transformation project called ICELER (Integrating Community-Engaged Learning through Ethical Reflection). The project focuses on improving STEM education through the integration of ethics instruction with community-engaged learning as well as understanding the impact that participation in a longitudinal civic focused faculty learning community has on departmental capacity, faculty ethical subjectivities and professional agency.  Since joining The Forum, Mary has joined a multi-institutional team to investigate best practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts (MURGC).  Mary received her PhD in Anthropology for Binghamton University, SUNY and her Master’s in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida.

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