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Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Dr. Anne DePrince, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the University of Denver, is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award is bestowed annually to recognize one faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing students' civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. The award committee was especially impressed by the degree to which Dr. DePrince has integrated student learning into high-impact community-engaged research. It is clear that Dr. DePrince's research is making a practical difference for victims of violence and for the broader community. It is equally clear that her students learn from her courses not only about the psychology of trauma but also about the impact of public policies on real people and the need for citizens to be informed regarding the way our communities treat those who are vulnerable. Campus Compact of the Mountain West is proud to have Anne's leadership in the Mountain West and we commend the University of Denver for supporting her work.

Campus Compact
Anne DePrince
Wednesday, September 23, 2015


This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...