The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
Neeraja Aravamudan, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Engaged Learning Partnerships
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning
Neeraja supports Faculty, Academic Program Staff and Graduate Student Instructors who want to integrate community engagement into their courses, research, and programs. In her work with academic partners, she has expanded Ginsberg's work from its roots in service-learning to include community-engaged scholarship more broadly. She enjoys collaborating and consulting with individuals to apply evidence-based approaches to address community needs and promote positive social change. At the UofM, she has also worked with CRLT as an Instructional Consultant, most recently co-leading the 2016 Rackahm-CRLT Preparing Future Faculty Seminar.
Prior to joining the Ginsberg team, she was Associate Director of Northwestern University's Searle Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning, where she led graduate student development efforts. In that role, she helped support graduate students from new TAs to future faculty by revamping the TA Fellows Program, co-teaching a Teaching with Technology course, and developing the Graduate Teaching Certificate Program. She also worked for 10 years as an anti-bias training facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD of DIFFERENCE Institute.
In her free time, she enjoys attending and participating in local theatre, DIY projects, volunteering at her childrens' schools, and spending time with her family.