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Barbara A. Holland is a researcher and consultant recognized internationally for her scholarship and expertise on organizational change in higher education with a focus on the institutionalization of community engagement. Dr. Holland has been a senior executive at several universities in the United States and Australia, held a visiting scholar role in the U.S. Department of HUD headquarters for two years and was Executive Director of the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse for seven years. Among her many publications, she is the author of the “Holland Matrix” which has been widely adopted as an institutional planning tool. For her many contributions to the engagement field, she received the 2006 Research Achievement Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). In 2008 she was named as one of the first two Honorary Fellows of the Engagement Australia organization. Barbara has been a founding board member of many higher education associations and journals, and has served as an adviser to more than 100 academic institutions across five nations. Her current work focuses on designing systems to monitor and measure the impact of engagement, and strategies to develop effective leaders to support the growing strategic importance of community engagement strategies during this time of great change in higher education. She resides in Portland, Oregon.