Katie Elliott joined the Center for Community Engagement and Impact (then named the Division of Community Engagement) in January 2016 as the associate director of the Office of Service-Learning. She has worked in higher education for more than 10 years, focusing primarily on student success and community-engaged teaching and learning. She has administered learning support units at two universities and taught courses on composition, writing theory, teaching pedagogy, and community-engaged leadership, many of them service-learning courses. She is particularly interested in inclusive teaching pedagogies, promoting students’ understanding of civic learning and social justice, and sustainability initiatives.
In her role as VCU’s associate director of service-learning, Elliott supports university-community partnerships, works closely with faculty developing community-engaged courses, and manages the internal operations for the office. She runs the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant program, a leadership program for community-engaged students, and teaches seminar courses affiliated with that program.
Elliott previously served as the associate director of the Writing Center at the University of Kansas from 2013 to 2015. In that role, she worked with student, staff and faculty writers; trained and mentored student writing consultants for their individual work with clients; and taught a service-learning course each semester. Prior to joining KU, Elliott worked for the University of Chicago as a writer and editor, creating content to engage students, faculty, alumni, families and community partners. Before moving to Chicago, Elliott served for four years at VCU as the Writing Center coordinator and a member of the University College faculty.
- M.A., English literature, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A., English, Guilford College