Center for Academic Service-Learning

Meet the People


Director, Center for Academic Service-Learning

Louise A. Kelly, Ph.D.

An assistant professor of the Exercise Science department, Dr. Kelly currently serves as Director of CLU’s Center for Academic Service-Learning.

Dr. Kelly believes that serving her community is one of her highest callings, and has a growing passion for building community partnerships. Through one of her most recent courses in criminology, an academic service-learning course in the criminal justice and legal studies department, she partnered with six community-based organizations, including ZOE Children (a global anti-child-trafficking organization), the Ventura County Rescue Mission, House of Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley Boys and Girls Club, and Prototypes in Oxnard (through CLU's Community Service Center). Several of her students have renewed their commitments to serve their communities by remaining active with these non-profits.

Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)

The Center's Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) represents different disciplines across campus, and advises on initiatives that help shape the direction of the Center for CLU.

Jamie Banker, Ph.D. (Graduate Psychology)

David Grannis, M.F.A. (Communication)

Veronica Guerrero, Ed.D. and MBA  (MBA and Business)

Haco Hoang, Ph.D.   (Political Science)

Louise Kelly, Ph.D. (Exercise Science)

Jodie Kocur, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Helen Ahn Lim, Ph.D.  (Criminal Justice and Legal Studies)


Dr. Grady Hanrahan, Associate Provost of Experiential Learning, Research, and Faculty Development (advisory role)


Student Coordinator

Kendra Varney and Taylor Odell

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