New @ CSEwL! 

Filmmaker Documents Artists With Disability

In his campus office, documentary filmmaker James Hollenbaugh, last fall’s artist-in-residence at Franklin & Marshall College, discusses his artists with disability project that exhibits in March. “They’re all untrained artists; we call them ‘outsider artists,’" he said. "They’re doing some incredible work and have great stories—about overcoming...

Filmmaker Documents Artists With Disability

NEW - Community Leadership Award - Call for Applications Spring 2023

The CSEwL’s Community Leadership Award supports the leadership development of individuals in Lancaster County. Three awards during an academic semester will be granted to community leaders for the implementation of  four-month long projects focused on alleviating community issues and maximize impact on all members of our diverse community. 

Apply Here!

F&M's CSEwL's Research Spotlight

Learn how F&M faculty partner with the Lancaster community to bring theory to practice in short but informative podcast episodes.

Podcast Episodes

Community Leadership Award. Second Cohort of community leaders awarded

CSEwL is excited to announce the second group of local recipients of its Community Leadership Award—Isaac Etter, Dr. Sharee Livingston, and Witt Welch. They will each receive funding for implementation of a self-designed four-month-long project focused on alleviating local issues and maximizing the impact on all members of our diverse community.

Learn more

COVID-19 Impact in Lancaster County

“It is very important that Lancaster County residents take these surveys. We want to be sure that everyone is represented. Responses will be completely confidential and no individual responses will be shared with anyone.”  Kevin Ressler, United Way of Lancaster County President and CEO

COVID-19 Assessment in Lancaster County

Meet the Leadership Team 

Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Biology, Science, Technology and Society, Biological Foundations of Behavior



Office: LSP232B

View Profile
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Earth and Environment
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 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

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

Learn more about CSEwL


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


Our Advisory Board