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John H. Schweitzer

Professor, School of Planning, Design, and Construction

E-Mail: schweit1@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://ced.msu.edu

John H. Schweitzer, Ph.D., is a professor in the Center for Community and Economic Development and an adjunct professor in the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement and the School of Planning, Design and Construction at MSU. He uses his knowledge of the social science research process to study the impact and effectiveness of educational and social programs and policies. His research interests include the measurement, study, and strengthening of the sense of community of residents in urban neighborhoods in order to promote empowerment and pro-social behaviors such as voting, recycling, volunteering, and participation in community-based organizations. Current projects include an evaluation of an effort to stimulate the knowledge economy in upper Michigan, a study of outreach and engagement in tenure and promotion processes, and an examination of the impact of the built environment on outdoor exercise. He has served as a Fulbright lecturer in Singapore and as a consultant/evaluator for numerous city, state, and federal agencies. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in statistics, research methodology, educational measurement, and program evaluation, Schweitzer has formally served on doctoral and master's committees for over 100 graduate students in 21 different departments at MSU, and he has informally assisted a similar number of graduate students with various aspects of their research.

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Recent Publications

Doberneck, D. M., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2017). Disciplinary variations in publicly engaged scholarship: An exploration using Biglan’s classification. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 21(1), 78-103. Retrieved from http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/view/1786

Doberneck, D. M., Glass, C. R., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Beyond activity, place, and partner: How publicly engaged scholarship varies by intensity of activity and degree of engagement. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 4, 18-28. Available at: http://jces.ua.edu/beyond-activity-place-and-partner-how-publicly-engaged-scholarship-varies-by-inten of-activity-and-degree-of-engagement/

Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Sometimes there are no notes: An autoethnographic essay of collaboration at the engagement interface. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3): 55-83. Available at: http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/view/863/577


Recent Reports

Doberneck, D. M., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012, October). Who’s publishing what? Publication patterns in seven community engagement journals [Summary handout]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement. Available at: http://ncsue.msu.edu/files/Who%27sPublishingWhat--Handout,NOSC2012.pdf.

Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012, October). The Matter of Origins: Contemporary Museum of Art Chicago, November 9-13, 2011 [Evaluation research report]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.

Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012, October). The Matter of Origins: Montclair State University, March 24-27, 2011 [Evaluation research report]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.

Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012, October). The Matter of Origins: Multi-site evaluation of National Science Foundation Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Program [Evaluation research report]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.

Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012, October). Time has set the table for tea: A Matter of Origins project, Wesleyan University, February 24, 2011 [Evaluation research report]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.

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Recent Presentations

  • (September 2014)

    Sometimes there are no notes: Community engagement across three cultures

    Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. M., & Schweitzer, J. H.

    Paper presented at International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement

    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • (October 2012)

    Evaluation of reflective dialogue at the art/science/engagement interface

    Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H.

    Paper presented at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • (October 2012)

    Disciplinary differences in engaged scholarship: What the research tells us

    Doberneck, D. M., Glass, C. R., & Schweitzer, J. H.

    Paper presented at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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