Civic Engagement & Service Learning Across the Disciplines

A focus on Teaching, Scholarship, and Impact


11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 2021
A conversation sponsored by CUES and the Honors College, and moderated by Judy Marquez Kiyama, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost, and Center for the Study of Higher Education, College of Education.

Keynote Speakers

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Victoria Soto

Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas, at Austin

Seth Pollack
Professor and Director
Service Learning Institute
California State University, Monterey Bay


This event brings together two nationally known experts to discuss the role of civic engagement and service learning in university education. The event will help set the stage for novel cross-disciplinary explorations among UArizona faculty about the content, form, and relevance of service learning and civic engagement in higher education teaching and learning, both now and in the years ahead.

To enable the sharing of knowledge across disciplines within the University of Arizona, a panel of faculty discussants from the University of Arizona will address how issues highlighted by Soto and Pollack have synergies with efforts, goals, or vision on our campus.

Faculty Discussants

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Stacy Butler
Director, Innovation for Justice (i4j) Program
Professor of Practice, Law
College of Law

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Ana Cornide
Director, Critical Service Learning Program
Director, Community Outreach Program
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
College of Humanities

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Carlos Gonzales
Assistant Dean, Curricular Affairs
Advisor for Traditional Indian and Western Medicine Collaboration
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
College of Medicine

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David Taylor
Co-Chair, Photography, Video and Imaging
Professor, School of Art
College of Fine Arts



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Judy Marquez Kiyama
Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Development, Office of the Provost
Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education
College of Education


Speaker Bios

Seth Pollack is Professor and Director for the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay. Seth’s interests include the role of higher education in social change and community-building, particularly as it relates to addressing issues of social and economic inequality. He is a strong proponent of the power of community-university partnerships that bring universities more authentically in relationship with the talents, knowledge and aspirations of diverse communities. Seth has a rich global perspective on grassroots development and higher education, having lived and worked in West and Southern Africa, in South Asia, and across Europe.

Victoria Soto is Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, at Austin, where she was selected as one of the University’s Game Changing faculty. Named one of the top 12 scholars in the country by Diverse magazine, Victoria previously taught at Northwestern University and Rutgers, and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. She oversees the cultivation of an enriching and dynamic environment that bridges communities and further integrates the policy world with the classroom. Victoria is a native of Southern Arizona and is a diehard Arizona Wildcats basketball fan. She is of Italian-Jewish-Mexican heritage and lives in beautiful Austin, Texas with her husband Neftali Garcia and their children.

Stacy Butler is Director for the Innovation for Justice Program (i4J), and Professor of Practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law, at the University of Arizona. Stacy has two decades of experience in community advocacy and expanding the reach of civil legal services for under-represented populations. Her research focuses on the application of human-centered design and innovation to social justice issues including eviction, debt collection, domestic violence, regulatory reform, and online dispute resolution. In its first three years, i4J has brought together graduate and undergraduate students from twelve different disciplines and engaged with over 400 organizations and individuals in community-based social justice problem-solving

Ana Cornide is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, at the College of Humanities, at the University of Arizona. As Director of the Critical Service Learning and Community Outreach Programs, Ana integrates experiential learning opportunities for students to focus on social entrepreneurship, leadership, and community-based projects. Her outreach work promotes development through the arts and humanities as a means to overcome social barriers. In Spring 2016, Ana was the recipient of the Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award.  

Carlos R. Gonzales is Assistant Dean of Curricular Affairs, and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the College of Medicine, at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gonzales is the Director of the Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Program. He also advises on Traditional Indian-Western Medicine Collaboration in the College of Medicine. Dr. Gonzales is a sixth generation Tucsonan of Yaqui and Mexican descent, married to Debbie with four children and nine grandchildren. He participates in the Traditional Easter Ceremonies at the New Pascua Yaqui Pueblo, and leads Yaqui-Inipi Way Sweat Lodge Ceremonies.

David Taylor is Professor and Co-Chair of Photography, Video and Imaging at the School of Art, College of Fine Arts, at the University of Arizona. David’s artwork examines place, territory, history and politics. Exhibited widely, his projects reveal how borders can function not only as spatial demarcations, but also as an amplifying device particularly attuned to changing geo-political, environmental and social conditions. With a focus on fieldwork, he is interested in how research can be informed through direct engagement and experience. His most recent work frames for-profit immigrant detention as a vast industrial landscape of incarceration which has commodified human displacement.

Judy Marquez Kiyama is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education. Her scholarship centers engaged forms of research and teaching including community-based research, praxis-based course projects, and service-learning. Her research examines the structures that shape educational opportunities for minoritized groups to better understand the collective knowledge drawn upon to confront and (re)shape such structures. Judy’s numerous publications focus on equity and inclusion efforts to better serve minoritized students, and their families and communities. 

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