Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission


Welcome to the homepage of the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission.  In keeping with the mission of Academic Affairs and the University's strategic plan, the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic mission works to foster and support faculty engagement with local, regional, national, and global communities.  Specifically, this entails support for service-learning and other forms of community-based learning; support for community-based research and other forms of public scholarship; and support for faculty professional service to the community.  The links on the left-hand side of the page provide access to internal and external resources that will assist faculty in their civic engagement efforts. 

About the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission

Prior to joining the University of Scranton, Dr. Steven G. Jones served as coordinator in the Office of Service Learning, Center for Service and Learning, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he was responsible for coordinating faculty development and support activities regarding service learning and civic engagement.

He was previously project associate for the Integrating Service and Academic Studies project at Campus Compact, a national organization that supports civic engagement.  He edited the second edition of Campus Compact’s Introduction to service learning toolkit and is a co-author of two other Campus Compact monographs, The community’s college: Indicators of engagement at two-year institutions and The promise of partnerships: Tapping into the campus as a community asset.  He is also co-editor, with Jim Perry, of Quick hits for educating citizens, which was published by Indiana University Press June, 2006.  His most recent publications include book chapters in The handbook of practice and research in study abroad: Higher education and the quest for global citizenship; Civic service: Service-learning with state and local government partners; and Helping sophomores succeed: Understanding and improving the second-year experience.

Steven received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Utah in 1995 and was an associate professor of political science at the University of Charleston from 1995-2002 where he also served as the Director of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Government Studies.

Steven and his wife Rebekah have been married twelve years.  They currently live in the Hill Section of Scranton with their cats, Yonah, Lilah, and Nomi.