Finding One’s Public Voice: How
Helps Students Develop Intellectual As Well As Personal
Edward Zlotkowski, Ph.D.
Too often community-based work is understood solely in terms of
community need and individual generosity. This presentation
explores some of the most critically important intellectual and
personal strengths, which are difficult to develop in any other
Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, a professor of English at Bentley
University, founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center in 1990.
The Center provides university wide support for all undergraduate
departments and has aided a quarter of the Bentley full-time
faculty and several thousand students in participating in
Service-Learning projects. Dr. Zlotkowski received his B.A. in
English and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale
University. He writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of
service-learning and engagement-related topics and served as
general editor to the American Association for Higher Education’s
21st volume series on service-learning in the academic disciplines.
He also served as editor on Successful Service-Learning Programs,
published by Anker in 1998; Service-Learning and the First-Year
Experience, published by the University of South Carolina in 2002;
and as co-editor of Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of
Service-Learning Leadership, published by Campus Compact in 2006. A
collection of his service-learning essays will be published next
year by Temple University Press.
Dr. Zlotkowski has led service-learning workshops for
international, national and regional organizations as well as for
several hundred individual campuses. His non-service learning
scholarly interests include contemporary American poetry and German
and English Romanticism. He regularly utilizes service-learning as
a teaching pedagogy.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Council Hall, Queens Campus
Sponsored by the Office of Academic