6 Named Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows for 2022-23

The Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement announced its third class of Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows, continuing a program begun in 2020 to acknowledge and reward exemplary individuals who are working toward specific public scholarship goals or outcomes.

Michael Rios
Michael Rios

“I am excited to grow the number of scholars who are building mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities,” Vice Provost Michael Rios said.

Public scholarship is broadly defined as research, teaching and learning that has an impact beyond the university. The Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement views this work as inclusive of different disciplines and types of scholarly activity.

“Our third cohort of faculty fellows truly embodies the diverse forms of public scholarship at UC Davis,” Rios said.

The six new faculty fellows will pursue projects on health equity, municipal reparations for racism and understanding how parents talk to their children, among other topics. Each fellow receives $1,000 in support of their work.

The fellowship program is led by Tessa Hill, associate vice provost of academic programs in the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement, and a professor of marine science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Bodega Marine Laboratory and Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute.

The cohort will meet monthly through March 2023 to provide participating faculty with a public scholarship peer group and structured time for advancing their projects. Guest speakers will bring their university and public scholarship expertise to the group.

In addition to helping fellows identify outlets for their scholarship, the program prepares them to communicate their public scholarship to a wide range of audiences and delineate the value of public scholarship in the merit and promotion process.

The 2022-23 faculty fellows are listed here with their project summaries:

Read more about the new Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows.

Becky Oskin, director of communications and marketing, Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement, contributed to this report.

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