Amanda Moore McBride to Speak at Doane

Amanda Moore McBride, PhD will be speaking at Doane University on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m., as part of the Dredla Speaker Series. The title of her talk is "Higher Education: Civics, Community and Controversy."



Moore McBride is the Morris Endowed Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.  McBride is an internationally recognized expert in civic and community engagement. Her scholarship focuses on ways to promote engagement through education, programs, and policy, addressing issues of inclusion. Prior research has focused on national service, service learning, and international volunteering, including more than 70 books, special journal issues, and articles.



McBride is a leader in the field of community engagement in higher education specifically, convening conferences and writing on the topic for the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post. Prior consultancies include with the United States Corporation for National and Community Service, the United Nations Volunteer Program, and the Social Science Research Council. She has organized more than 15 conferences and symposia, including a recent think tank on the rise of social innovation in higher education and how to best apply the academy’s human capital in addressing entrenched social issues.



McBride holds a master of social work and doctorate of philosophy from the Brown School at Washington University and a bachelor of arts from Hendrix College. She is a celebrated teacher and mentor having been awarded numerous recognitions in these areas. McBride received Washington University’s Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award (2016) and the distinguished faculty award (2012). Hendrix College has also recognized her for her “service to the world” (2014) and as a distinguished young alumna (2008).



McBride joined DU in summer 2016 after being affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis for 23 years where she was the Bettie Bofinger Brown Associate Professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and executive director of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, leading Washington University’s engagement in the St. Louis region.

While at Doane, she will also be visiting two classes on the 19th and having lunch with Sociology and Leadership students.

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