Mary's current research and scholarship emphasize the design and evaluation of community-academic partnership relationships on learning and community outcomes, improving campus equity, civic and student agendas through integrated faculty coaching and mentoring, and strengthening climates for ethical and equitable community engagement domestically and internationally..

Mary works with scholar-practitioners, students and community members as a thought partner and critical friend to strengthen practice, deepen learning and co-create actionable knowledge. She has 15+ years experience with high impact educational practices including: service-learning, study abroad, learning communities and faculty-mentored undergraduate research.  Her interest in learning-centered and collaborative teaching practices extends to the use of community-engaged teaching methods in graduate and professional curricula.. 

Masters, University of Florida, Latin American Studies
PhD, Binghamton University, SUNY, Anthropology
ethics faculty development community-engaged scholarship partnerships service learning
English, Spanish
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
International Associate for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)
Campus Compact