Author Bios

Rob Gioelli, PhD is an associate professor of history and environmental studies at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, where he also directs the UCBA Honors Program. He has used Service Learning in his courses since 2016.

Michele D. Kegley, PhD, is an associate professor Business and Economics at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA), and Program Director & Faculty Advisor of Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies. Her research interests include leadership, socioeconomic stability, service-learning and online course design. She seeks to engage students in active learning about the world in which they are economic citizens.

Rebecca Sutherland Borah is an associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches Composition with Service Learning and the occasional Monsters in Literature or Tolkien course. Her publications include “‘Accio, Jo!’: Woke Wizards and Generational Potter Fandom” (forthcoming), “‘Bruce Banner Can Be an Asshole’: Using a FanFic to Break Down Privilege and Introduce service-learning Concepts,” “Game Macabre: Fear as Essential Element in The Hunger Games,” “Apprentice Wizards Welcome: Fan Communities and the Culture of Harry Potter,” and “More Than Girlfriends, Geekettes, and Gladiatrixes: Women, Feminism, and Fantasy Role-Playing Games” with Inez Schaechterle. She is also known in the media as a pop culture expert, especially when it comes to fan culture, monsters, comic books, and superheroes.

Sarah Jernigan is an academic advisor for the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Her work at the business college includes teaching a first-year seminar, leading efforts related to Project Impact, supervising the first-year experience teaching assistants, and meeting individually with undergraduate students to assist them with their academic goals. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at UC studying educational and community-based action research with an emphasis in higher education. Her dissertation work explores international student mental health. Additionally, Sarah is passionate about researching and supporting refugees and has conducted several research studies analyzing refugee health.

Marianne W. Lewis, PhD, is the tenth dean and professor of management at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business University of Cincinnati. Previously, she has served as dean of the Cass Business School, City, University of London and as a UK Fulbright. Lewis has earned numerous teaching and research awards throughout her academic career. An international expert on organizational paradoxes, her research explores tensions and competing demands surrounding leadership and innovation. She applies her renowned paradox lens across such diverse contexts as strategy, product development, organizational change, governance and technology implementation. Her paper, “Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide,” received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 2000 and is among the most cited in the field. Her work appears in such top journals as the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management, and Human Relations. Lewis earned her MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and PhD from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.


UC Writes About Service Learning


  • container title
    Platforms and Pathways
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  • publisher
    University of Cincinnati Press
  • publisher place
    Cincinnati, OH
  • rights holder
    University of Cincinnati
  • rights territory
    Digital and Print World
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  • series title
    Service Learning