Professor Richard Davis will be stepping down as the Coordinator for the Civic Engagement Leadership Minor on May 1st. The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences would like to thank Davis for his outstanding work. Davis became the founding coordinator as he headed up the Futures committee, which suggested the idea of greater involvement in civic engagement. Davis’s noteworthy accomplishments include:
- Developing the Civic Engagement Minor
- Creating annual opportunities for students to learn about civic engagement through workshops and speakers
- Creating and hosting annual civic engagement research conferences on campus
- Hosting a lecture series on various avenues of civic engagement
- Promoting civic engagement through on campus advocacy
The college would also like to welcome political science professor Quin Monson as the new Coordinator for the Civic Engagement Leadership. Monson conducts research on public opinion, campaigns and elections, survey research methods, and religion and politics. His work has been published in many distinguished journals, including the American Journal of Political Science and Political Analysis. Monson also co-authored Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics. The college anticipates new steps in the civic engagement program based on Monson’s leadership and new perspective gained through extensive experience working with both political candidates and governmental and non-governmental agencies.