Emily Eddins, PhD, is the Assistant Director for Leadership & Student Involvement and is charged with creating and developing ODU’s service-learning initiative. She works closely with faculty, staff, students, and diverse community organizations to facilitate the integration of community-based opportunities into academic course curriculum across the university that address key community needs and issues. She also supervises the wonderful staff of ODU’s Center for Service & Civic Engagement, housed in Leadership & Student Involvement. Dr. Eddins received her PhD and MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. With a fellowship from the Center for Collaborative Conservation, she completed her research on international service-learning in rural Panama. She’s currently co-editing a book on faculty development in service-learning, and has received two federal grants to develop service-learning projects that address sea level rise, climate change, and conservation. Dr. Eddins co-chairs the High-Impact Practice Council for Old Dominion University.