Lynton Colloquium Panelist: Michelle Vazquez Jacobus

Michelle JacobusMichelle Vazquez Jacobus, J.D., M.S.W. is an Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern Maine (USM)’s Lewiston Auburn College. Working from backgrounds in both social work and law, Michelle focuses her work on community-engaged learning and community capacity building, particularly through promoting diversity and multiculturalism. Michelle has co-authored several articles exploring USM’s engagement with the community, including pieces focusing on local immigrant populations, collaborative multi-disciplinary community engagement  projects, and the importance of community engagement on pedagogy and social justice. 


The following articles comprise discussions of issues related to community-engagement scholarly identity and/or institutional support--themes central to this year's Lynton Colloquium: