"BUILDING STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS"
Dr. Steven Hart is a professor in the Literacy and Early Education Department at California State University-Fresno. Prior to entering into higher education, Dr. Hart taught for nine years in urban elementary schools in Norfolk, Virginia and South San Francisco, California. As an exemplary classroom teacher, Dr. Hart was selected to serve on the board of directors for the National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Dr. Hart works extensively to infuse service-learning pedagogy and civic engagement into his graduate and undergraduate literacy education courses. Through federally supported research grants, he has designed service-learning courses that connect preservice teachers with community organizations and public schools in order to enhance academic learning, provide services to children and families, and to promote community development. Dr. Hart’s research on how civic engagement impacts literacy education for diverse student populations and their teachers, as well as his extensive experiences as a teacher in urban elementary schools, have all contributed to this area of expertise and passion.
This program is sponsored by the Civic Minor in Urban Youth and Communities and is open to the campus and Charlotte community. For more information contact Dr. Susan B. Harden, Assistant Professor of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, (704)687-8888 ext. 2. Visitor parking available in the Student Union parking deck.