Academic work involves deep and meaningful exploration of many areas of knowledge to engage and address community-oriented needs. The following centers and initiatives provide a means to unite academic scholarship and community practice.
The Alonso Center brings psychologists and psychiatrists, educators, organizational development experts, and the public together to strengthen our understanding of and support for adaptive, resilient human relationships.
The Institute for Social Innovation helps individuals and organizations address societal problems via research, leadership, and organizational development. The Institute uses faculty leaders and student fellows to work in communities to address critical issues of nonprofit organizations, businesses and doctoral communities in general through dialogue, research, and community service projects.
The Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education explores Dr. Fielder’s work and related topics. The Center supports new research and advances new theories and policies to enhance our understanding of social change and leaders who facilitate change. This, in turn, will help us to strengthen democratic institutions through education, effective leadership, and public discourse.
Under the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI), WNGE is a global community of scholars and activists who are committed to research and action in support of knowledge and change, related to women's and gender issues.