Research fellows are critical partners of the Global Civic Education and
Leadership Program, an initiative of the Bridgewater State University Center for
Legislative Studies. The objective of this initiative is to increase project
impact by coordinating civic education development opportunities within and
outside of the BSU college community. The goal of the program is to approach
civic education and leadership through a wide lens, using the concept to tie
together research, community service, service learning, curriculum development,
and grant development.
Research fellows extend and deepen the ties that the Center for Legislative Studies has to the community of scholars and professionals who study legislative politics and civic leadership. They guide curricular, research, service, networking, resource and grant building, and publication projects to improve civic leadership outcomes tied to the Global Civic Education Leadership Program.
The 2011-2012 Center for Legislative Studies -Global Civic Education and Leadership Fellow is:
Dr. Nancy Van Leuven
Dr. Nancy Van Leuven comes to the Global Civic Education and Leadership Fellows Program with over three decades in strategic communication and citizen stakeholder engagement. Nancy has worked for nonprofits, governmental agencies, and global corporate clients, including the International Red Cross, World Bank, and several tribal colleges in the United States. She has worked on issues such as transportation demand strategies, air and water quality, and social entrepreneurship, as well as global activism and transnational citizenry. Most recently, Nancy was a core faculty member of Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, California. Nancy is currently a member of several professional and academic groups involving communication and public administration, including the American Marketing Association, Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and the American Society for Public Administration. Her most recent research includes conferences and publications relating to how public agencies use social media as well as the impacts of Occupy Wall Street protests on host cities.
Scholars and professionals interested in Global Civic Education and
Leadership Fellows Program should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter to
the Director, Center for Legislative Studies, Bridgewater State University, 180
Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325.
Last Modified: November 21, 2011