The Engaged Campus: Certificates, Minors and Majors as the New Community Engagement (2012)
Service-Learning in Theory and Practice: The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education (2010)
100 Experiential Learning Activities (2008)
Dan Butin, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Education & Social Policy at Merrimack College and the Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Democracy. Dr. Butin is the author and editor of more than eighty academic publications, the editor of Palgrave’s series Community Engagement in Higher Education, an Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning and a board member of the Journal of College and Character. He was named by Education Week as one of the top 200 "Public Presence" Education Scholars three years in a row (2012, 2013, and 2014) and blogs at the Huffington Post. Dr. Butin has consulted for, among others, the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), been a visiting scientist at MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, and has been the keynote speaker at institutions such as Duke University, the University of Toronto, and the Ohio State University. He is currently part of an MIT working group, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation, developing an online education policy initiative. Dr. Butin's scholarship focuses on engaged learning, community engagement, educator preparation and policy, higher education policy, and, most recently, the rise of digital learning technologies. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Butin was a middle school math and science teacher and the chief financial officer of Teach For America. More about Dr. Butin’s work can be found at www.danbutin.net and about the Center for Engaged Democracy at www.engageddemocracy.org. Click here to see full CV. he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Recent Publications & Presentations
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Some Key Research
(see my Google Scholar site, Academia.edu page, click on the "research" page or view my full CV for all my scholarship.)
2013. “Beyond Dependency: Strategies for Saving Foundations”, Critical Questions in Education. Volume 4(2). pp.60-71. (co-authored with Aaron Schutz).
2013. “Pushing Back the Rhetoric: A Review of What Community Engagement Can Do” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. (co-authored with Daniyal Saud)
2012. “Rethinking the ‘Apprenticeship of Liberty’: The Case for Academic Programs in Community Engagement in Higher Education” Journal of College & Character. Volume 13(1).
2010. “Can I Major in Service-Learning? An Empirical Analysis of Majors, Minors, and Certificates”, Journal of College and Character, 11(2).
2007. “Dark Times Indeed: NCATE, Social Justice, and the Marginalization of Multicultural Foundations.”, Journal of Educational Controversy, 2(2).
2007. “Justice Learning: Service-Learning as Justice-Oriented Education”, Equity & Excellence in Education. 40(2). Pp. 177-183.
2006. “Putting Foucault to Work in Educational Research: A Review”, Journal of Philosophy of Education. 40(3). Pp. 371-380.
2006. “The Limits of Service-Learning in Higher Education”, The Review of Higher Education, 29(4). Pp. 473-498.
2005. “How Social Foundations of Education Matters to Teacher Preparation? A Policy Brief”. Educational Studies, 38(3). Pp. 214-229.
2005. “Service-Learning as Postmodern Pedagogy” in D. W. Butin (Ed.) Service-Learning in Higher Education: Critical Issues and Directions. Palgrave.
2005. “Identity (Re)Construction and Student Resistance” In D. W. Butin (Ed.) Teaching Social Foundations of Education: Contexts, Theories, and Issues. Mahwah: NJ. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
2005. “’I Don’t Buy It’: Student Resistance, Social Justice, and Identity Construction”, Inventio 7(1).
2004. “The Foundations of Preparing Teachers: Are Education Schools Really ‘Intellectually Barren’ and Ideological?” Teachers College Record..
2003. “Of What Use Is It?: Multiple Conceptualizations of Service-Learning in Education”, In Teachers College Record, 105(9), pp. 1674-1692.
2002. “This Ain’t Talk Therapy: Problematizing and Extending Anti-Oppressive Education” In Educational Researcher. 31(3). Pp. 14-16.
2001. “If This is Resistance I Would Hate to See Domination: Retrieving Michel Foucault’s Notion of Resistance in Educational Research” In Educational Studies, 32(2), pp. 157-176.