Richard Kendrick Director, Institute for Civic Engagement Richard Kendrick (Ph.D., Syracuse University), Professor of Sociology in the SUNY Cortland Sociology/Anthropology Department, is the founding director of SUNY Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement.
He has held this position for the past six years, and he has been a service-learning practitioner since 1994. He oversees a program that includes service-learning, community outreach, and economic development initiatives. He has been successful at working with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to attract funding from local, state, and national funding sources (e.g., the MacDonald Foundation, New York Campus Compact, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission).
He has published on service-learning in the discipline of sociology, the effects of service-learning, and on student participation in the electoral process. SUNY Cortland is affiliated with New York Campus Compact and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project, it is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and it recently obtained Carnegie Foundation recognition in its Community Engagement category.