Engaged scholarship is a meaningful, high-impact approach to teaching and research for faculty in many disciplines at Brown. The Swearer Center works with individual faculty as well as departments, initiatives, programs, and centers seeking to enhance their community engagement as a means of advancing their goals for student learning, diversity and inclusion, research, or public impact – while also addressing community-identified priorities.

See the faculty spotlights below for examples of engaged scholarship at Brown. The relationship between engaged scholarship and the university’s strategic priorities is described in this context document. The Engaged Teaching and Engaged Research pages provide select resources on those practices, while the general resources page includes information about our local context, organizations and opportunities from the field.

Interested in getting involved? Subscribe to the monthly faculty newsletter (sign up here), and visit the Opportunities page for information on mini-grants, awards, and more.

If you want to connect and/or have feedback on this site, please contact Julie Plaut ([email protected]), Director of Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center, and Assistant Dean of the College.

Who We Are

Click the links below to learn more about the dedicated leaders and staff stewarding engaged scholarship with the Swearer Center.

Not sure who the right contact person is–or want to get involved yourself? Email Julie Plaut ([email protected]). 

To learn more about the many other faculty committed to engaged teaching and/or research at Brown, see the Engaged Faculty Directory that draws from Researchers@Brown. Your profile will appear on this page if you teach a CBLR-designated course and/or add a relevant research area tag to your profile (e.g., engaged scholarship, community engagement, community-based participatory research).