Faculty and Staff

Andrea Vernon

Andrea Vernon

Director of Civic Engagement, Montana Campus Compact and Public Administration/MPA Faculty

Office: DHC 020
Email: andrea.vernon@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Please contact me at andrea.vernon@mso.umt.edu to schedule a time to meet with me. 

PUAD 529 Fall Semester, 2018 Syllabus


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Administration

Director of the Academic Enrichment Civic Engagement office and Executive Director of Montana Campus Compact

Courses

PUAD 529: Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

PSCI 403: Nonprofit Program Planning and Evaluation

COMX 191: Can Giving Change the World? Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy

HONR 398: Nonprofit Internship

HONR 120: Honors Freshman Seminar

 

Personal Summary

Andrea Vernon has worked in higher education service learning, nonprofit administration, and AmeriCorps National Service programs for the past twenty-five years in Montana. Through this work, Andrea is involved in administering programs that engage college students in community-based service and learning experiences, and teaching courses in community engagement and nonprofit administration. Andrea currently works to support the public service mission of higher education institutions across the state as the executive director of Montana Campus Compact, and she serves the University of Montana campus as director of Civic Engagement. Andrea holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in sociology and received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Montana.

Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  2001, Educational Leadership, emphasis in Higher Education Administration, from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Master of Arts (M.A.) 1995, Sociology, from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 1991, Sociology, emphasis in Family & Intimate Relations, from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

Research Interests

Campus and Community Engagement, Service Learning, Student Access and Success, National Service, Nonprofit Administration

Field of Study

Certified Nonprofit Professional, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance 2015

Publications

Vernon, A.A., & Foster, L. (2002) Community Perspectives in Higher Education Service Learning and Volunteerism.  Service-Learning Through a Multidisciplinary Lens. Vol. 2.

Vernon, A.A., &  Foster, L. (2002).  Nonprofit Perspectives in Higher Education Service Learning and Volunteerism.  Journal of Nonprofit Sector Marketing & Research. Vol. 10, issue 2.

Vernon, A.A. (2001).  Community Perspectives in Higher Education Service Learning and Volunteerism, Doctoral Dissertation; The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Ward, K.A., & Vernon, A.A. (Summer, 2000). Campus and Community Partnerships: Encouraging Effective Practice.  National Society for Experiential Education Quarterly. Vol. 25 No. 4.

Vernon, A.A, & Ward, K.A. (Fall,1999).  Campus & Community Partnerships:  Assessing Impacts and Strengthening Connections.   Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.

Ward, K.A., & Vernon, A.A. (January,1998).  Service Learning: Defining the Essentials.  Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Vernon, A.A.  (1995).  Campus-Based Mentoring as an Intervention Strategy for At-Risk Youth: An Implication of its Effectiveness.  Master's Thesis; The University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Teaching Experience

PUAD 529: Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

PSCI 403: Nonprofit Program Planning and Evaluation

PSCI 466: Nonprofit Administration and Public Service

COMX 191: Can Giving Change the World? Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy

HONR 398: Nonprofit Internship

HONR 120: Honors Freshman Seminar

Professional Experience

Executive Administration, Community Engagement, Curriculum Development and Scholarship of Engagement, Faculty Development, Student Development, Budgets and Grants

International Experience

United States Department of State Professional Fellows Exchange Program Alumni, Thailand and Laos, 2017

Service Learning and National Service: Blending Theory and Practice, presentation at the Third International Symposium on Service-Learning, Athens, Greece, 2009Experiencing

Southeast Asia Service Learning Program, Vietnam and Cambodia, 2006, 2007

Affiliations

Montana Nonprofit Association

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Campus Compact

Missoula Nonprofit Network