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Nuala S. Boyle

Nuala S. Boyle

Director of Civic Engagement & Experiential Learning Outcomes
Golisano Academic Center 108
Additional Positions:
Director, Civic Engagement and Experiential Learning Outcomes in Center for Life's Work

Center for Life's Work contact for: Community Service, Civic Engagement, Service Learning

Education: B.A. (English), Stonehill College; M.A. (Religious Studies), Sacred Heart University.

Nuala Boyle has worked in higher education since 1997, cultivating civically engaged and socially responsible students, and supporting community-engaged teaching and learning.

Boyle is a leader in the field of civic engagement, service-learning, and experiential education. She has been director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) since 2010. She oversees curricular and co-curricular community service, as well as the College’s Center for Service-Learning. Nuala co-chairs the Experiential Learning Steering Committee and with the director of the core curriculum is responsible for developing and implementing the College’s experiential learning requirement as part of its core curriculum.

Boyle's efforts have enabled Nazareth to become nationally recognized for its commitment to civic engagement.

Boyle is on the board of the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) and co-chairs NSEE’s Northeast Region. In 2014, she completed her certificate of Experiential Education through NSEE. Boyle is also an active member of New York Campus Compact’s Advisory Board.

Adam M. Lewandowski

Adam M. Lewandowski

Associate Director Center for Civic Engagement
Golisano Academic Center 155
Additional Positions:
Associate Director Center for Civic Engagement in Center for Life's Work

Center for Life's Work contact for: Community Service and Civic Engagement

Shirley Mthethwa Sommers

Shirley Mthethwa Sommers

Golisano Academic Center 200B
Additional Positions:
Director in Center for Service-Learning

Education: Ph.D. in Theoretical and Social Foundations of Education from the University of Toledo; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Bowling Green State University; B.A. in Geology from Earlham College.

Research Interest: Social justice education, particularly in urban schools. Author of Narratives of Social Justice Educators: Standing Firm (Springer, 2014); co-editor of Reprocessing Race, Language and Ability: African-born Educators and Students in Transnational America (Peter Lang Inc., 2013); and co-author of African Immigrants’ Experiences in American Schools: Complicating the Race Discourse (Lexington Books, 2016).

Background: A native of South Africa, she has been at Nazareth since 2007. Sommers was the founding director of Nazareth's Institute for Pluralism, which has since become the Diversity and Inclusion Division at Nazareth.

Center for Life's Work

Besides Civic Engagement, the Center for Life's Work includes:

Internships to elevate your personal and professional development.

Career Services for help considering or pursuing careers, jobs, and post-college planning.