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Scholarship

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good supports research and scholarship across a variety of disciplines on subjects pertaining to public policy, citizenship development, and the pursuit of the common good.

Recent McCarthy Center Research

McCarthy Center Faculty, Staff, and students produce numerous academic research papers, articles, and more community-focused white papers each year. Recent McCarthy Center work includes:

  • Karin Cotterman, Nolizwe Nondabula. "Jesuits, Jazz and Justice: Remembering the Past and Working More Towards a Just Future." Association of American Colleges & University: Diversity & Democracy. Summer 2018 Vol. 21 No.3.
  • Angeline Vuong. "Young, Scrappy and Hungry to Vote in the Midterm Elections." October 2018.
  • David M. Donahue and Star Plaxton-Moore. The student companion to community-engaged learning: What you need to know for transformative learning and real social change. Stylus Publishing, LLC. (2018).
  • Plaxton-Moore, S., Hatcher, J., Price, M., Borkoski, C., Jones, V., & Levin, M. (2018). Learning communities as a creative catalyst for professional development and institutional change. Faculty development in the service of community engagement and service-learning: Defining purpose and roles, developing models of practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Welch, M., & Plaxton-Moore, S. (2019). The Craft of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Faculty Development. Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Welch, M., & Plaxton-Moore, S. (2018). A holistic framework for educational professional development in community engagement. Faculty development in the service of community engagement and service-learning: Defining purpose and roles, developing models of practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • David M. Donahue (2018). "Service learning in higher education by, for, and about LGBTQ people: Heterosexism and curriculum shadows." In D.E. Lund (Ed.). The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Contact Info

Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Masonic, Room 106
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5662 (415) 422-5641