Lawrenceville Resident Receives National IARSLCE Honor
Dr. Lina Dostilio, director of academic community engagement at Duquesne University, has been recognized by the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), which presented her with its 2012 Dissertation Research Award.
Dostilio, whose dissertation research focused on the roles and processes found within democratically engaged, community-university partnerships, accepted the award at the IARSLCE annual conference in Baltimore last month. In addition, she had the opportunity to present a paper on her dissertation research at the conference.
"I am delighted that my work was chosen, because the competition for the 2012 dissertation research award was robust," said Dostilio.
The IARSCLE includes researchers, students and practitioners among its membership that are committed to advancing research on service-learning and community engagement.
"My dissertation does not address service-learning as a pedagogy, but does specifically investigate multi-sectoral partnerships in which universities are part of public problem solving," explained Dostilio. "This directly complements the work that I do as director of academic community engagement in which we foster broad community-university partnerships and community-engaged scholarship."
Dostilio resides in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.