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Kiely ’86 Returns to Speak of Service

The Center for Global Education and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) will co-host Hobart alum, Dr. Richard Kiely ’86 as an Engaged Citizenship Speaker on Thursday, March 4. Kiely will speak to faculty about service learning abroad; with a student panel, he will speak about student experiences of service-abroad and in New Orleans. He currently serves as the faculty fellow at Cornell University’s Public Service Center and is an associate director in the new Center for Teaching Excellence, working to promote innovative pedagogy with students and faculty.

The former academic director of Amizade Global Service Learning and Volunteer Programs, Kiely has also served as faculty director of the Cornell Urban Scholars Program and the newly-established Cornell Urban Mentor Initiative – two university-wide, interdisciplinary service-learning programs.

Kiely graduated from Hobart with a B.A. in political science and philosophy. While a student, he was a member of the baseball team and worked in Saga. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Education at Cornell University and, in 2005, was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative model of service-learning.

His talk will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with a student panel and desserts to follow from 7 to 8 p.m. Both events will be held in Trinity Hall 305.

There will be an opportunity to gather on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon in the Faculty Dining Room to discuss one of Kiely’s publications, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. To receive the reading and RSVP for the lunch, please respond to Evelyn Sperry at by Sunday, Feb. 21.