Monica Kowal ’05 has been named Associate Dean of the Office of Community Engaged Learning & Research (CELR) at the University of New Mexico. “UNM faculty, staff and students are already doing amazing things in our community,” Kowal said. “The goal of CELR is to further that public work by providing resources and eliminating barriers to implementing service-learning projects that promote student learning and address compelling needs in Albuquerque and beyond.”
The CELR office fosters quality experiential learning opportunities for students, supports faculty with community-based teaching and scholarship, and facilitates mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships. In her new role, Monica will work with faculty, staff, and students to provide and expand opportunities for service-learning and community engagement.
Monica earned her MST in Adolescence English at GSE while serving in the NYC Teaching Fellows program. She also has a master’s in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s in English and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of New Mexico.
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