Janke inducted into Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Dr. Emily Janke, director of UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, has been elected to membership in the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Janke, who is also a peace and conflict studies faculty member, is one of 38 scholars in the United States and Canada formally inducted as an academy scholar today. 

“Each of the new members has amassed a stellar array of accomplishments related to the production and advancement of scholarship that serves the public good,” says the academy in its announcement of the latest class of scholars. 

“More specifically, such scholarship is characterized by mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions of higher education and communities of place, practice, interest, action, or circumstance that results in the co-creation of new knowledge.”

As the director of UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, Dr. Janke facilitates and elevates community-university partnerships and leads initiatives to integrate community-engaged scholarship into higher education culture and processes. 

Previously, she has received the Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award given by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, the Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award given by the North Carolina Campus Compact, the Dissertation and the Early Career Researcher Awards given by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement given by American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project.

Along with Barbara Holland and Kristin Medlin, Dr. Janke is an author of Collaboratory®, a publicly searchable, online database licensed to HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions that shares institutional stories about how community-university partners work towards community-identified priorities for shared learning and mutual benefits.