Full Name
Abe Goldberg
Job Title
Executive Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Associate Professor of Political Science
Institution
James Madison University
Speaker Bio
Abraham Goldberg is Executive Director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and an Associate Professor of Political Science. Prior to arriving at JMU, he was Director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement and a political science faculty member at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Abe authored the South Carolina Civic Health Index (2014) in collaboration with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University and the congressionally chartered National Conference on Citizenship (NCOC) in Washington D.C. Described as the first state-wide assessment of civic behaviors, the report analyzes political participation, community involvement, and neighborhood engagement rates among various demographic groups within the state. Abe has also written about the need for colleges and universities to prepare students for a lifetime of active participation in civic life.