Advisory Group

The experiential learning (EL) advisory group is a diverse committee of EL practitioners, advocates, and experts who represent the rich variety of EL opportunities available at the University of Dayton (UD).  This collaborative and transdisciplinary group of faculty and staff advances high-quality EL by developoing a common set of aspirational goals for EL, in alignment with UD's mission, values, and student learning outcomes.  The group promotes EL as a core component of a UD education, and serves as a valuable resource for students, faculty, and staff on best practices for EL reflection and assessment.


Adrienne Ausdenmoore

Director, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet

Through EL experiences like our Collaboration Accelerator program, the Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) empowers students of any degree focus to confidently develop the creative skills necessary to excel and impact today’s innovative and global workforce.

Daniel R Birdsong

Lecturer in Political Science


Daria Graham

Director of Student Leadership Programs


Donald Pair

Professor; Acting Head, Hanley Sustainability Institute; Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Experiential Initiatives


Elizabeth Seager

Associate Director, Career Advising and Experiential Education, College of Arts and Sciences Liaison

In Career Services, we assist students in the process of critical reflection of experiential learning opportunities in order to help students take their next steps toward life-purpose and career.

Hunter Phillips Goodman

Executive Director of the Fitz Center

Through the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community,  faculty, staff, community partners, and students have opportunities to work side by side focused on our neighborhoods and Dayton community through an asset based community development lens. 


Jason Eckert

Director of Career Services

Employment opportunities, including on-campus student employment positions, internships, and cooperative education work terms, present wonderful opportunities for students to actively engage in experiential learning through work and reflect upon questions related to vocation, meaning, and purpose.

Joel Pruce

Assistant Professor


Karen McBride

Director of Education Abroad and Partnerships

The opportunity to take part in an education abroad program is one of the most impactful things a student can do during their course of their formal education, by actively engaging with another culture and another way of living.

Kelly E Bohrer

Director of Community Engaged Learning

Through an experiential learning approach, the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community provides students many opportunities to collaborate with our local Dayton community to address critical social issues; develop as a servant leader and justice-oriented citizen, and transform their classroom learning into impactful action.


Laura Cotten

Associate Director, University Honors Program

The EL opportunities available through the University Honors Program enable students to travel, intern, develop transferrable skills for their futures and critically reflect on where they would like to go, and what they would like to do with their lives.

Malcolm Daniels

Associate Professor; Director, The ETHOS Center


Nick Cardilino

Associate Director of Campus Ministry | Director for the CSC

At the 50th Anniversary celebration of the UD Summer Appalachia Program, several alums told me that they are still learning valuable life lessons when they continue to reflect on their summer experiences 20, 30, even 50 years ago.

Roger Reeb

Professor; Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences

The Behavioral Activation Research Project in Homeless Shelters is transdisciplinary, it utilizes participatory community action research accompanied by service-learning pedagogy (involving both undergraduate and undergraduate students), and it examines homeless shelter guest outcomes as well as service-learning student outcomes.

Samantha Kennedy

Coordinator for Community Outreach


Sangita Gosalia

Director, Campus Engagement

EL experiences have provided opportunity for students to deepen their intercultural experiences and worldview by learning more about themselves in relation to others.

Scott Segalewitz

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Student Success; Professor


Steve Hall

Lecturer & Director, Center for Project Excellence


Theo Majka

Professor in Sociology

EL experiences have been excellent ways for UD students to understand experientially some of the issues and circumstances that are the results of many of the significant social divisions in our society, get to know those whose lives are quite different as unique individuals (rather than as stereotypes) and understand how much we share in common, illustrate on an experiential level class material and play vital and essential roles in assisting our community partners.

Thomas Williams

Associate Professor

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Office of Experiential Learning

Roesch Library 034 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469