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Each calendar year, the Haas Center supports a small group of Faculty Fellows who partner with the Community Engaged Learning and Research team on projects of mutual interest.

Faculty Fellows

Our goal is to recruit new faculty to develop community engaged learning courses while also supporting experienced faculty to deepen their own practice and connect with others engaged in similar work.

In naming the Faculty Fellows, we provide a cohort experience while contributing to campus conversations about community engagement. Our Faculty Fellows commit to:

  • Meeting quarterly as a Faculty Fellows cohort
  • Teaching one Cardinal Course
  • Giving a talk or departmental presentation to broaden the conversation about community engagement on campus
  • Attending quarterly meetings of the Haas Center's Faculty Steering Committee

To nominate a Faculty Fellow, please fill out this form. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, and you may nominate yourself.

For more information about the Faculty Fellows Program, please contact Luke Terra.

2020 Fellows 

Dave Chang

Dave Chang, MD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and Assistant Health Officer for the County of San Mateo in the Division of Public Health, Policy, and Planning.  He previously served as a public health director and health officer for Virginia Department of Health, administering and providing leadership for a wide range of clinical and public health programs focused on addressing the social determinants of health. Dave was born in Taipei, Taiwan, graduated with degrees in English and Biology from Duke University, obtained his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his DrPH at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health where he researched the effects of collaboration between hospitals and health departments on population health in Virginia communities. Dave has extensive experience e in public health, which puts him in a great position to develop community engaged learning courses with local partners.

Erik Ellis

Erik Ellis, PhD, is an advanced lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). He has been teaching in PWR since 2011. He holds a BA from Beloit College, an MA in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MFA in creative writing from New York University, and a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. The themes of his courses are ambivalence and picture books. His PWR 2 Cardinal Course, Once Upon a Cause: Producing Picture Books for Local Children, challenges students to create original picture books guided by scholarly research and expert (first-grade) consultants. In Fall 2018, he taught PWR 91, Intermediate Writing: Saving Lives with Picture Books, in which students worked collaboratively to create five original picture books designed to communicate information about child stimulation, nutrition, water sanitation, hygiene, the dangers of lead, and healthy ways of thinking to mothers in rural Bangladesh. Students pitched story ideas, created storyboards and dummies, and revised and edited in light of feedback from the research team in Bangladesh, as well as some of the mothers participating in the project.

Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer A. Newberry, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She earned her law degree and medical degree from the University of Chicago. After graduating from residency at Stanford, she completed a fellowship in Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health. Jennifer has taught the Population Health thread of the Practice of Medicine course and the year-long Community Health Advocacy fellowship program. Her interest in social justice and population health continues to grow as she incorporates principles of community engagement into her global health work in emergency medicine.

Previous Faculty Fellows



  • Arnetha F. Ball, professor of education in curriculum studies, teacher education, and educational linguistics
  • Alice "Ali" Miano, lecturer in Spanish and coordinator of the Spanish Language Program
  • Jonathan Rosa, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and, by courtesy, Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics
  • Anna Schultz, associate professor of music


  • Catherine Heaney, Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Biology and Professor of Medicine with the Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Janice Ross, Professor of Drama and Director of the Dance Division at Stanford
  • Michael Kahan, Associate Director of the Program on Urban Studies and Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and History


  • Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Katherine Jolluck, Senior Lecturer in History
  • Nicole Ardoin, Assistant Professor of Education and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment