College Faculty Selected for 2021-22 VT Engage Faculty Fellows Program
November 1, 2021
Two College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences faculty are among the five individuals selected for the 2021−2022 VT Engage Faculty Fellows program; they are Andrea Baldwin, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, and Jessica Taylor, an assistant professor in the Department of History. The goal of the VT Engage Faculty Fellows program is to increase the prevalence of and quality of community engagement in the curriculum at Virginia Tech through curricular, faculty-led experiences in the areas of service learning, leadership education, and civic engagement. Baldwin will work with Robin Scully, Perspective Gallery, to develop transdisciplinary courses that focus on decoloniality and radical healing justice, particularly through the arts. Taylor is redesigning her graduate public history course around an oral and public history partnership with CCCC, a Black-run organization transforming a formerly segregated school building in Pulaski, Virginia, into a museum and functional community space.