Our Vision 

Using models of engaged scholarship, CSEwL’s research projects and programs will ​regenerate the  intellectual and social capital essential for a thriving Lancaster, a city and county that sustains justice, equity, and communal well-being across all sectors. 

CSEwL’s  governance will also reflect and promote the values of engaged research, undertaken in a spirit of reciprocity, respect, and the cultivation of democratic values.

History and Background

The Center aims to bring "theory to practice" to transform both the institution and the larger community in which it resides.   

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CSEwL aims to connect  faculty research with pressing regional issues. Explore faculty research topics and interests, and publications. 


Social Practice and Community Engaged Artist Residency

Call for Residency Applications!

Social Practice Art involves an artist working in the context of social issues or toward social impact. This residency is designed for artists who would benefit from engaging community members at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster County, and City residents within their communities.

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Meet the Leadership Team 

Director of Strategic Engagement for the Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster
Office of the Provost



Office: Office of the Provost

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Associate Professor of Organization Studies
Business, Organizations and Society



Office: HAR112

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Associate Professor of Art History
Art, Art History and Film, International Studies



Office: HUE36

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Professor of Biology
Biology, Science, Technology and Society, Biological Foundations of Behavior



Office: LSP232B

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Our Advisory Board

  • Tracy Cutler, Executive Vice President at the Lancaster County Community Foundation
  • Heidi Leitzke, Director at the Eckert Art Gallery, Millersville University
  • Willonda McCloud, President and CEO at Brightside Opportunities Center
  • Douglas Smith, Senior Planner at Bureau of Planning, City of Lancaster