Liza Grandia smiles in a blue cardigan while Keith David Watenpaugh poses with his arms crossed in a blue button up with buildings in the background.

International Honors for Two Public Engagement Champions

UC Davis Associate Professor Liza Grandia and Professor Keith David Watenpaugh were featured in a UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement news article in recognition of their incredible dedication to community-based research. Read an excerpt of the article below and  follow the link to read the original article. 

Associate Professor Liza Grandia and Professor Keith David Watenpaugh have been honored by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) for research and partnerships with a tangible impact on the daily lives of people in countries such as Guatemala and Syria. 

IARSLCE is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. Its mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system. Grandia and Watenpaugh will receive their awards in October 2023 at the IARSCLE annual meeting in New Orleans.

UC Davis now boasts four IARSCLE winners — Assistant Professor Clare Cannon and Dr. Katherine Kim received awards in 2022. All have received support for their community engagement work through grants and programs offered by UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE).

"I am very proud of Liza Grandia and Keith Watenpaugh for their outstanding contributions to community-based research and teaching," said Michael Rios, vice provost of public scholarship and engagement. "Their participation in PSE programs enabled us to enhance their work and elevate them as leaders in community engagement."

Read the full article from UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement