Center for Citizenship and Community

Meet our ICR Faculty Fellows


Lisa Farley, Physical Education

Farley Lisa Farley started at Butler in Fall 1991 teaching as an adjunct in Physical and Health Education and left in Spring 2002 to work on her doctorate. She returned to Butler in a tenure track position in Fall 2009 in the Physical and Health Education program. Being involved with the practical nature of several courses in the Physical Education program has helped her to better understand connections between community, service, learning, commitment, and activism. After learning more about the ICR and the connection to Service Learning, she proposed her PWB162 course (Walking, Wagging, and Wellness) to satisfy the ICR by increasing hands-on student learning hours and learning opportunities (journaling and community activism/engagement). Each semester, the participants of this course typically provide over 750 hours of service collectively, all while learning about the course content and the impact of working with the community.  In addition to teaching a Service Learning course, Lisa regularly attends SLOT meetings in order to learn more, share ideas and to help others assimilate into the service learning model. Lisa says she gets excited about building on the relationships we have with the community so that they can help us learn while we help them learn.


Mary Gospel, Communication Sciences and Disorders

GospelMary Gospel joined the Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty on a fulltime basis in 2009, having served 8 years prior to that as an adjunct instructor.  She has worked closely with the Center for Citizenship and Community for 8 years as the instructor of the Community Screening course, where Butler students do free speech and hearing screenings for preschools and private elementary schools in the greater Indianapolis area.  During that time, over 6,000 children have received the free service.  She also developed the Butler Aphasia Community, which is a program for people who have language disorders following stroke.  Both of these clinical experiences are a part of the service-learning curriculum offered by the CSD program, which allows the students to apply the knowledge gained from their academic coursework to hands-on experiences that make an impact in the community.

Terri Jett, Political Science

Bio pending





Bob Mackoy, Marketing

Mackoy Bob Mackoy is a faculty member in the College of Business who returned to academia after years of working in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  Bob's training and experience in program evaluation and market research provide an appropriate background for his role as the Fellow responsible for assessing the effects of Butler's ICR program.  Program and university administrators, as well as external stakeholders, seek to understand how ICR course elements affect student learning and growth.  Using qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, Bob works with Donald and the other Fellows to document and analyze program impacts.


Catherine Hagerman Pangan, Education

PanganCatherine Hagerman Pangan is an assistant professor in the College of Education who is "on the road" with her students working in schools most days of the week. In one set of ICR experiences within her class, the Butler students team up with second and third graders from IPS and collaborate in integrated scientific explorations with the young learners at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. As part of a block of courses, the Butler students also experience life in schools in Pike Township where they plan and implement engaging teaching experiences throughout the semester.



Susan Sutherlin, English

SutherlinSusan Sutherlin is a member of the English Department where she directs Butler's writing center, The Writers' Studio, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She initiated a writing in the schools course at Shortridge High School in which Butler students and volunteers mentor high school and middle school students, host an online student publication of creative work, deliver a twice-weekly, after-school writing workshop , and publish a year-end volume of Shortridge student writing. Butler students describe their immersion into the lives of public school children as 'transformative,'  'lasting,' heart-wrenching,' and 'unsettling."


If you are interested inlearning more about the CCC , or becoming an ICR Faculty Fellow, please contact  Dr. Donald Braid .