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The following citations represent peer-reviewed publications by select service-learning faculty at Georgia Southern University. Visit the Digital Commons site for a full list of publications and presentations.


Cohen, A.L., Walker-DeVose, D., & Andrews, U. (2023). The role of power in experiences of service-learning community partners. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, 10 (1).

Morris, C.H., Kropp, J.J., & Sartain, C.L. (2019). Older adults, therapy dogs, and college students: Analysis of service-learning blog posts. Forum on Public Policy, 1, 1-22

Kropp, J. & Wolfe, B. (2018). College students’ perceptions on effects of volunteering with adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 22(3), 93-118

Ryan, R. (2017). Social and cognitive outcomes of service-learning: Results from a pre-post and control group comparison. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 9 (3), 19-34

Alfonso, M., Jackson, G., Jackson, A., Hardy, D. & Gupta, A. (2015). The willow hill community assessment: Assessing the needs of children in a former slave community. Journal of Community Health, 40, 855-862. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0067-4

Arrington, N. M (2015). Service-learning with young students: Validating the introduction of service-learning in pre-service teacher educationInternational Journal of Research of Service-Learning in Teacher Education, 3, 1-16 

Arrington, N.M. & Cohen, A.L. (2015).  Enhancing scholarship of teaching and learning through micro-level collaboration across two disciplines.  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 27(2), 194-203

Kropp, J. J., Arrington, N. M., & Shankar, V. (2015). Developing a service-learning student facilitator program: Lessons learned. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 8(1), 45-55.

Peden, J., Russell, M. & Harris, M. (2015)1. A service learning partnership for wilderness education in coastal Georgia. International Journal of Wilderness, 21(2), 33-37

Arrington, N. M. (2014). Enriching teaching and learning in a teacher education course through a field experience choice assignment in service-learning. Journal of Education and Human Development, 3, 991-1016.  

Cawthorn, M., Leege, L., & Congdon, E. (2011). Improving learning outcomes in large environmental science classrooms through short-term service-learning projectsJournal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1, 75-87. DOI 10.1007/s13412-011-0001-8

Leege, L. & Cawthorn, M. (2008). Environmental service learning: Relevant, rewarding, and responsible. Journal of College Science Teaching, 54-58

Book Chapters:

Andrews, U., Tarasenko, Y., & Holland, K. (2020). Complexities of Coordinating Service-Learning Experiences in Rural Communities. In Thomas, U. (Ed.), Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools (pp. 192-210). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3285-0.ch012

Arrington, N. M. (June, 2016). A journey of service-learning: Three different professional lenses. In Lake, V. & Winterbottom, C. (Eds.). Praxeological learning: Service-learning in teacher education. Hayuppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kennerly, R. M. (2014) w/Tyson Davis, [book chapter, peer reviewed] Service Learning, Intercultural Communication and Advanced Video Praxis: Developing a Sustainable Program of Community Activism with/in a Mexican Migrant Community. In Lawrence R. Frey and David L. Palmer (Eds.), Teaching Communication Activism: Communication Education for Social Justice, New York, NY: Hampton Press

Published Conference Proceedings:

Maldonado, G.O., Navaee, S., & Maghiar, M. (2021, July). Design of a novel undergraduate/graduate course on terrestrial LiDAR. Published in the proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference.

Lake, V., Arrington, N. M. & O’Sullivan, J. (2016, September). Praxeological learning: Social justice and social capital. Published in the proceedings of the EECERA Annual Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Peden, J. et al. (2014)1. A service learning partnership for wilderness education in coastal Georgia. National Wilderness Conference, Albuquerque, NM (October 15-19).

Arrington, N. M. & Cohen, A. (2013, March). Service-Learning and the attainment of course objectives: A study in two disciplines. Published in the proceedings of the SOTL Commons International Conference in Savannah, GA

Malsonado, G.O. & Moore, B.C. (2010). Integrating design in construction service-learning. Published in the proceedings of the International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction Annual Conference, Boston, MA

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Last updated: 3/15/2023