The Field Study Advisory Board is an opportunity for community partners, students, faculty and administration to collectively share their experiences, successes, and concerns. These are critical to informing our priorities and efforts. The expertise and experience of advisory board members help us to better understand the community perspective of Field Study. Members in turn you have the opportunity to learn more about the faculty’s role and students’ perspectives. The Advisory Board is an integral part of the efforts that ensure our students are provided the best opportunities that help them prepare to tackle pressing issues as they confront communities locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
The Advisory Board meets three times a year, once each academic quarter. Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours; we usually meet on campus. There is occasional email discussions between meetings and depending on the efforts, members may have the opportunity to serve on a project or committee. We ask that our community partner members reach out to a few other community partners, as a peer, to gather feedback on what works within their organizations and gather ideas for enhancing the community partner’s experiences with the program.
Advisory board members are carefully selected to represent the diversity of field study stakeholders. The current structure of the advisory board includes community partner representatives from a for-profit, non-profit and public sector agency, a faculty representative from each of the disciplines, an alumni representative, and two students representatives as well as the associate dean of academic programs, director of development, field study director and field study coordinator.
Field Study Advisory Board
|Christina Beecher||Community Services Programs||Volunteer Coordinator||Feb 13 - Jun 16|
|Vivian Clecak||Human Options||Chief Executive Officer||Mar 15 - Jun 17|
|Jennifer Friend '95||Project Hope Alliance||Chief Executive Officer||Mar 15 - Jun 17|
|Michael Lieu '99||Parsons Brinckerhoff||GIS/Noise Analyst||Feb 13 - Jun 15|
|Haley Ryan||Criminology, Law and Society||Sophomore||Sept 15 - Jun 17|
|Sarah Thao||Psychology and Social Behavior||Senior||Feb 13 - Jun 16|
|Geoff Ward||Criminology, Law and Society||Associate Professor, FSAB Chair||Feb 13 - Jun 15|
|Doug Houston||Planning, Policy and Design||Associate Professor||Feb 13 - Jun 15|
|Sarah Pressman||Psychology and Social Behavior||Assistant Professor||Sept 14 - June 16|
|Daphne Felicitas '01||Blizzard Entertainment||Sr. Manager, Talent & Organizational Development||Sept 15 - Jun 17|
|Social Ecology Administration and Staff|
|Wendy Goldberg||Social Ecology Administration||Interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs|
|Mickey Shaw||Social Ecology Administration||Director of Development|
|Ashley Vikander '88||Social Ecology Field Study Program||Director of Field Study|
|Rachel Christensen '07||Social Ecology Field Study Program||Field Study Coodinator|
|Patricia DeVoe||Social Ecology External Relations||Communications Coordinator|