Experiential Learning Committee

This committee was created in response to the Suffolk 2025 Strategic Plan which calls for a university-wide experiential learning committee consisting of faculty from all three schools, and representatives from Student Affairs and Student Success, co-chaired by the Provost and the Dean of Students.

The committee works with faculty and staff to implement and integrate the philosophy of experiential learning throughout the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. The committee also supports the development and expansion of academic and co-curricular experiential learning initiatives through small grants to faculty and staff.

2020-2021 Experiential Learning Committee


Julie Sandell, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Ann Coyne, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


Linda S. Bruenjes, Director, Center for Teaching and Excellence
David Deangelis, Director, Office of Student Leadership & Involvement
Leah C. Grinvald, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law
Debra Harkins, Professor of Education, CAS
Julia Collins Howington, University Archivist/Moakley Institute Director
Shigeo Iwamiya, Director, Residence Life & Housing
Mark A. Lehrer, Professor of Strategy and International Business, SBS
Catherine McCabe, Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, SBS
Kim M. McLaurin, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean Experiential Learning, Law
Marilyn Plotkins, Professor and Chair of Theatre, CAS and Co-Director Creativity & Innovation
Joyya P. Smith, Vice President for Diversity, Access & Inclusion
Adam Westbrook, Director, Center for Community Engagement