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Service-Learning Project Wins International Teaching Award

March 8, 2018

A psychology-based service-learning project created by Drs. Kimberly J. McClure Brenchley and Lynn Donahue won the international Action Teaching Award.

Kimberly J. McClure Brenchley and Lynn Donahue

Given by the Social Psychology Network, their project rose above a pool of 20 entries from three countries and 13 U.S. states, and was recognized as a “model proposal.”

The service-learning project involved students in McClure Brenchley’s health psychology course who led workshops on stress and coping for expectant and new adolescent mothers in a local shelter.

An article about the course was published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology as part of the award.

McClure Brenchley is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department and Donahue serves as director of the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.