Community Engaged Learning, Kent State University
Craig Berger is the assistant director for community engaged learning at Kent State University. Craig works with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to design, facilitate, and capture the impact of learning experiences that strengthen the Kent community and foster students’ civic agency. Craig’s research examines how traditional models of educational planning and assessment in higher education can limit the quality of learning experiences and communicate unintended messages to students. Prior to his time at Kent State, Craig worked for several years as coordinator of student life for campus and civic engagement at UMBC, developing cross-campus relationships and experimenting with democratic pedagogies in courses and programs. Craig received his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Miami University and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Allegheny College. Craig served as the chair of the American Democracy Project Steering Committee during the 2016-2017 academic year and has contributed to discussions that formed the basis of the CLDE Emergent Theory of Change.