1. Beth Blissman
    Oberlin College
    Marshall is an inspiration to me as a colleague in the field of civic engagement. He brings over 20 years of experience as a professor of teacher education, as well as a deep appreciation of the spiritual journey, to his work. He possesses not only a vision for a better future, but also the skills to enact that vision. As a creative and grounded scholar committed to life-long learning, Marshall is an asset to any institution of higher education
  2. Rita Hennesey
    National Trails System National Park Service
    In 2005 I was completing a Master of Arts in Community Change and Civic Leadership with a focus on Service-Learning as part of my work with the National Park Service. I was searching for relevant and rigorous applications and strategies for teachers to apply in their classrooms. During a service-learning research conference, Marshall offered a ½ day workshop on reflection. His presentation style, knowledge, and tools that he developed through his own experience in the classroom hit home. Since 2006, Marshall has been a key presenter as part of our professional development program – A Trail to Every Classroom. We have trained more than 300 teachers, and have engaged more than 20,000 kids in effective service-learning curriculum developed by the teachers that incorporate Marshall’s tools. Program evaluations consistently rate Marshall as one of our best presenters. I have since recommended him to be part of a sister program in Alaska where he has become a core presenter since 2010. I can’t imagine these programs without him!
  3. Patrick Green
    Patrick M. Green, Past Board Chair , International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
    “Rarely in a maturing scholarly field does a volume provide both breadth and depth of scholarship on community engagement, but Marshall Welch’s book accomplishes this feat masterfully. Welch provides an overview of the community engagement field in its current state, rooted in research and scholarly analysis. From its historical origins as a movement to the evolution of community engagement as a field, this volume extends an evidence-based synthesis of how higher education systems structure and implement community engagement, as well as a “how-to” for higher education institutions. It will serve multiple purposes for higher education administrators, faculty, community engagement center directors, and graduate students in education