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Barrett Brenton

Faculty Engagement Associate

Center for Civic Engagement


Having joined the CCE in June 2018, Brenton is primarily responsible for professional development initiatives to further faculty and student participation in a variety of community-based teaching, learning and scholarship activities. He is an active practitioner of applied community-engaged learning and research, with a broad record of national and global scholarship that developed with his position as a professor of anthropology and faculty coordinator for academic service-learning and community-based research at St. John's University in NYC. He received a BA in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a MA/PhD in biocultural anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Contact Brenton for aid in conceptualizing and facilitating engagement ideas, course design and designation.