Full Name
Emily Eddins Rountree
Associate Director, Center for Service Learning
University of Kansas
Speaker Bio
Dr. Emily Eddins Rountree is the Associate Director for the Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas, where she focuses on community partner and faculty engagement with service and community-engaged initiatives across campus. Prior to KU, Dr. Rountree created and developed Old Dominion University’s service-learning initiative as the first service-learning professional at the institution. She’s received several major grants to develop service-learning projects that address sea level rise, climate change, and conservation, one with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the other from Virginia Sea Grant. She also recently published an edited volume, entitled Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice. Dr. Rountree received her PhD and MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. With a fellowship from the Center for Collaborative Conservation, she completed her research on international service-learning in rural Panama.