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Diane Doberneck

Associate Director, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Bailey Scholars Program

E-Mail: connordm@msu.edu

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

Diane Doberneck, Ph.D., is the associate director at the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, where she provides leadership for the University Outreach and Engagement Educational Programs Team, coordinates the MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, and conducts research about community-engaged scholarship. Doberneck’s research interests include outreach and engagement in the promotion and tenure process; faculty integration of outreach and engagement across their teaching, research, service, and administration responsibilities; graduate student and faculty pathways to community-engaged careers; international community engagement, including community sustainability; and effective strategies for professional development about community-engaged scholarship.

Informed by this research, Doberneck creates and supports a continuum of professional development opportunities for undergraduates, graduate and professional students, academic staff, tenure track faculty, and community practitioners. Recent professional development programming includes Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-Ins; Community-Engaged Scholarship Writing Retreat; Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship; Sea Grant Community-Engaged Research Institute; and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife Division Community Engagement Certificate. Doberneck also consults with colleges and universities on reappointment, promotion, and tenure policies and professional development for community-engaged scholarship.

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Recent Publications

Matthews, P., Doberneck, D. M., Karls, A., & Springer, N.C. (2015). Portfolio and certification programs in community engagement as professional development for graduate students: Lessons learned from two land-grant universities. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 19(1), 157- 184.

McNall, M. A., Brown, R. E., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Doberneck, D. M., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2015). Systemic engagement: Universities as partners in systemic approaches to community change. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 19(1), 7-32.

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., & Dann, S. L. (2012, March). Highlights of expressions we discussed: Community engagement workshops, King Faisal University, March 10-13, 2012. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.

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.

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