• Graduate Fellows & Assistants
Gene Corbin

Where is home to you? Cambridge, MA

Department: Higher Education/PhD (UMass Boston)

B.S. Sociology 1984, Stephen F. Austin State University
M'Div 1990, Southern Seminary
M.P.A. 2001, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Gene Corbin is a PhD student in the Higher Education Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center of Brown University. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Gene served as Dean for Public Service at Harvard College in the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship. Gene possesses much experience in social service and social action and his previous roles include middle school teacher, director of a community-based nonprofit organization, and community organizer.

"Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has long possessed that he is set free — he has set himself free — for higher dreams, for greater privileges." ― James Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name," 1961