Reimagining the Faculty Role in Community Engagement

Nadine Dolby


In this Forum commentary, I discuss my experience as a faculty member starting a community-based non-profit organization, Animal Advocates of Greater Lafayette. Since founding the organization in 2019, I have moved between the roles of faculty and organization president, finding ways to create new pedagogical spaces that lead to community-based social change. I suggest that establishing non-profit organizations are one avenue for faculty community engagement to address social injustices and inequities.


social change, non-profit organizations, higher education, human-animal studies

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