Lynton Colloquium Panelist: Michelle Vazquez Jacobus
Michelle 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:
- Vazquez Jacobus, M., Baskett, R., & Bechstein, C. (2011). Building castles together: A sustainable collaboration as a perpetual work in progress. Gateways International Journal of Community Research and Engagement: Special Edition on Sustaining Community-University Partnerships, Vol.4.
- Vazquez Jacobus, M., Tiemann, M., & Reed, E. (2011). The Downtown Education Collaborative: A new model for collaborative community engagement. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 21(3).
- Vazquez Jacobus, M. & Baskett, R. (2010). Building community capacity through school based service-learning. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 22(3), 93-110.
- Vazquez Jacobus, M., & Harris, D. E. (2007). Mapping hunger in Maine: A complex collaboration. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(4), 202-209.