Institute for Community and Economic Engagement; Peace and Conflict Studies
Third Floor, 3710 MHRA
Emily M. Janke, Ph.D. is director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) and an associate professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department. As the Director of ICEE, Emily leads and supports initiatives that encourage, support, elevate, and amplify faculty, staff, student, and community colleague community-engaged teaching, learning, research, creative activity, and service in ways that promote the strategic goals of the university, address pressing issues in the Piedmont Triad and serve the public good of communities across the state, nation, and world. An important aspect of this role is connecting and convening community-engaged scholars within and beyond the university to focus on community-identified priorities through partnership. Emily’s scholar-administrative work addresses multiple aspects of community engagement focused on community-university partnerships, and institutional culture and change strategies. Emily is a co-author of Collaboratory® (with Kristin Medlin and Barbara Holland), a publicly searchable, online database (licensed to TreeTop Commons, LLC) that empowers higher education institutions to collect document and understand the full scope of their community engagement and public service activities to improve practice. She is the academic leader of the Collaboratory® Research Initiative hosted at UNCG in the Institute.