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Our Team

  • Profile: Dr. Susan Dicklitch

Associate Dean of the College
Professor, Department of Government

In addition to directing the programs for the Ware Institute, Dr. Dicklitch continues to teach courses on human rights and citizenship. She received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. Her scholarly work focuses on human rights in Africa and political asylum in America.

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Associate Director

Lisa is responsible for managing the co-curricular programs of the Ware Institute and works closely with the Director to provide support to faculty who are offering community-based learning courses. Lisa is a life-long member of the Lancaster community and has worked at the Ware Institute since 2003.

Caitlin Brust '14

Alumni Fellow for F&M Works & College House Programming

Caitlin joined the Ware Institute in July 2014 and assists Lisa Wolfe with all aspects of the F&M Works in Lancaster program, now in its third year. 

  • julie rhoads

Assistant Director, the Ware Institute &
Program Director, Squash A.C.E.S.

Julie joined the Ware Institute in August 2013.  Julie is responsible for managing the Ware Institute interns, the alternative break programs, refugee outreach and the VITA initiatve. As program director for Squash ACES. Julie also works closely with the School District of Lancaster. 

  • Susan Walker

Academic Coordinator, Squash A.C.E.S.

Susan joined the Ware Institute in July, 2014. As Academic Coordinator, she leads the Squash A.C.E.S. college preparatory and mentoring program with the high school students while also assisting in the academic objectives of  all the program participants. Susan has been part of the F&M community since 2007. 

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Department Coordinator

Sandi oversees the administrative details in the office, including the Ware Institute's international programs and provides support to the Ware Institute staff.  Sandi is a life-long Lancaster native and has worked at F&M since 2003.

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    Our Mission:

    The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides high-quality, transformative experiential learning opportunities that empower students to make a positive impact within their local and global communities. 

Our Vision:

To educate, transform and empower

  • Our Intern Team
    • Gordon Heller '16 
    • Emily Hirsch '17
    • Allison Kunkle '15
    • Antoine Lebeaut '15
    • Cecilia Plaza '17
    • Kyle Seelig '15 
  • Steinman College Center
  • Mailing Address
  • The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement
    Franklin & Marshall College
    PO Box 3003
    Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

    Phone: 717-291-4164
    Fax: 717-358-4486

    Campus Location:
    Steinman College Center (SCC)
    Second floor, Room 208