Phillip Motley, associate professor of communication design, will work with the Kernodle Center to advance service-learning and community engagement.
Phillip Motley, associate professor of communication design, will serve as Elon’s next Faculty Fellow for Academic Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
Since arriving at Elon in 2009, Motley’s teaching, scholarship and service has been aligned with academic-service learning and community engagement. He has engaged students in service-learning through his teaching in the School of Communications and by being a member of the team that designed and taught Elon’s Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation Immersive Semester Program. By engaging with nonprofit and municipal agencies, students had unique learning experiences that helped them develop community and civic values.
Motely has served as an Academic Service-Learning Scholar, an Academic Service-Learning Research Scholar and a member of the Academic Service-Learning Advisory Committee. Motley has published several articles and made numerous national and international conference presentations about effectively implementing service-learning and community engagement as a pedagogy. Additionally, he has participated in the Ashoka U Commons professional development training program designed to help universities identify ways to build capacity for social innovation courses and programs. Motley is currently a Center for Engaged Learning Scholar where he is investigating pedagogies that broaden the definition and deepen the impact of immersive learning.
Motley looks forward to beginning his role and working collaboratively with the Kernodle Center staff to create new ways to promote the value of and deepen the learning that emerges from service-learning and community engagement.