Scholar Lightning Talks

In celebration of the DCE's 10th anniversary, six Community Engagement Scholars from VCU gave 3-minute "lightning talks" about aspects of community engagement and shared their experiences on how the community has enhanced their teaching and scholarship.

KC Ogbonna

Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

Ogbonna collaborates on a healthcare model that impacts healthcare education, supports research and provides quality care.

Rosalie Corona

Associate professor in clinical psychology and director of the Latino Mental Health Clinic

Corona helps promote mental health in Richmond’s Latino community.

David Coogan

Associate professor in the College of Humanities and Sciences

Coogan developed the Open Minds program, which brings VCU students into the Richmond City Justice Center for a service-learning course.

Steve Crossman

Associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health

Crossman and his colleagues within the VCU Health System lead partnerships with free clinics in both Virginia and Honduras that allow teams of health sciences students to work together in clinical settings.

Meghan Gough

Associate professor and chair of urban and regional studies in the Wilder School

Gough focuses on how collaborative partnerships can affect local sustainability goals.

Tracey Gendron

Associate professor in the Department of Gerontology in the School of Allied Health

Gendron works to combat ageism by combining her teaching, outreach and scholarship through Palette, a transgenerational program that pairs students and older adults in professionally conducted arts programs.