Craig Berger is the assistant director for community engaged learning at Kent State University. Craig works with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to design, facilitate, and capture the impact of learning experiences that strengthen the Kent community and foster students’ civic agency. Craig’s research examines how traditional models of educational planning and assessment in higher education can limit the quality of learning experiences and communicate unintended messages to students. Prior to his time at Kent State, Craig worked for several years as coordinator of student life for campus and civic engagement at UMBC, developing cross-campus relationships and experimenting with democratic pedagogies in courses and programs. Craig received his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Miami University and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Allegheny College. Craig served as the chair of the American Democracy Project Steering Committee during the 2016-2017 academic year and has contributed to discussions that formed the basis of the CLDE Emergent Theory of Change.
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman is the associate director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation. Prior to joining the Challenge, Jen served as the national manager of the American Democracy Project, a national civic learning and democratic engagement network of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She serves on the editorial board of the eJournal of Public Affairs. She has contributed to a number of civic engagement publications. Jen earned her PhD in higher education from Penn State. She received her MA in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.
David Hoffman is the director of the center for democracy and civic life at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and an architect of UMBC's BreakingGround initiative. His work is directed at fostering civic agency and democratic engagement through courses, co-curricular experiences and cultural practices on campus. His research explores students’ development as civic agents, highlighting the crucial role of experiences, environments, and relationships students perceive as “real” rather than synthetic or scripted. David is a member of Steering Committee for the American Democracy Project and the National Advisory Board for Imagining America. He is an alum of UCLA (BA), Harvard (JD, MPP) and UMBC (PhD).
Romy Hübler is the assistant director of UMBC's Center for Democracy and Civic Life and an Honors College Faculty Fellow. Her research and publications have focused on experiential learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, intercultural communication, institutional change, career preparation for community engagement professionals, and graduate students’ civic engagement. As UMBC’s Coordinator of Campus Life for Student Organizations, she designed and implemented programs supporting students’ development as leaders capable of making meaningful contributions to their communities. She also has served as a key strategist for the UMBC BreakingGround initiative. Romy has held fellowships with Campus Compact, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and Imagining America. She is a triple alumna of UMBC (BA, MA, PhD).
Stephanie King is the director for civic engagement and knowledge community initiatives (formerly the assistant director for civic engagement, knowledge community, and social justice initiatives) at NASPA where she directs the NASPA LEAD Initiative and co-manages the Voter Friendly Campus program. She has worked in higher education since 2009 in the areas of student activities, orientation, residence life, and civic learning and democratic engagement. Stephanie earned her MA in psychology at Chatham University and her BS in biology from Walsh University. She has contributed to a few publications including Effective Strategies for Supporting Student Civic Engagement (May 2018) and Higher Education’s Role in Enacting a Thriving Democracy: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Theory of Change (June 2018).