Director, Feinstein Insitute for Public Service
Currently a professor of Political Science and Public and Community Service Studies, Rick brings an extensive background of teaching and research experience to the Institute, having formerly served as Director from 1994 -2000. A political theorist with a principal interest in the role of education in a democratic society, Rick has published a number of books and articles on service learning and civic engagement, most recently a volume for Campus Compact entitled Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum: A Resource Book for Service-Learning Faculty in all Disciplines . From 2001-2004, he coordinated Project 540, a grant-funded national high school civic engagement initiative.
Chair, Department of Public and Community Service
Joe Cammarano is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Public and Community Service Studies. His teaching and research interests are in American politics. Within the Department of Public and Community Service Studies, Joe teaches the practicum and Introduction to Service in Democratic Communities. He has edited a book on citizenship education and conducts research on the linkages between social well being and political activity among young people. He has also published articles on the politics of political campaigns. Prior to coming to Providence College, he taught for six years at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is originally from New Jersey (Exit 10), and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University.
Associate Director of the Feinstein Institute and Professor of Public and Community Service Studies
A Professor in the Department of Public and Community Service Studies, Keith Morton has worked in the areas of community development, community service and community theory for the past fifteen years. He has also taught American Studies in the Department of English. Prior to joining Providence College in 1994, he worked as program and then executive director of the University of Minnesota YMCA, which runs intensive service learning programs for 500 participants each year; and as director of Campus Compact's national Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study. He serves on the boards of several local and national organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in their communities, and is particularly interested in youth development. He also works regularly as a workshop leader and trainer for education and community-based organizations. His teaching and scholarship focus on the historic and present meanings of community and service in people's lives.
Director, Global Studies Program
Currently an associate professor in Public and Community Service Studies and the director of Global Studies, from 2006-2008, Nick served as the director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, an endowed civic leadership center at Miami University in Ohio. He also served as a program officer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the area of civic education and directed Campus Compact’s national youth civic engagement initiative, Raise Your Voice, from 2002-2004. Nick is author of Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life (2007) and co-editor of From Command to Community: A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities (2011). He holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Minnesota, and was among the first students to graduate with a degree in public and community service studies at Providence College. He lives in Providence with his wife, Aleida, and their two children, Maya and Noah.
Kaytee graduated Providence College in 2009 and has been working for the past couple of years to attain her master's degree in Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Currently she is working as an administrative assistant, specializing in off-campus work study coordination. Kaytee has co-taught multiple PSP courses, including Women and Service with Ellen Salvatore.
Service Learning Coordinator
As the Service Learning Coordinator, Heather co-teaches the Public Service Practicum class and coordinates students with service learning sites. Heather, a Florida native, received a Bachelor‘s Degree in Journalism with a minor in Women‘s Studies from the University of Florida. After graduating, she served as an Americorps*VISTA member at Emerson College and then as the Program Coordinator for Service Learning. She received a Master‘s of Education in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University.