Emily M. Janke is an Associate Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department and the founding Director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Emily’s teaching and scholarship explores multiple aspects of community engagement, including community-university relationships and partnerships, institutional culture and change strategies, and the role of reciprocity, communication and tension in win-win negotiations and collaborative relationships. As the Director of ICEE, Emily leads initiatives that encourage, support, elevate, and amplify faculty, staff, student, and community colleague community-engaged teaching, learning, research, creative activity, and service in ways that promote the strategic goals of the university, address pressing issues in the Piedmont Triad and serve the public good of communities across the state, nation, and world.
Previously, Janke served as Special Assistant for Community Engagement to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development during which time she led the Community Engagement Initiative that ultimately established ICEE. Before then, she was the Assistant Director for Service-Learning in the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning. Emily is a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) where she is a member of The Next Generation Engagement Project, a collaboration between NERCHE, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and Imagining America. Emily is a recipient of the Early Career Researcher Award (2012) and the Dissertation Award (2008) given by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. She received the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Civic Engagement Leaders (2012) given by the American Democracy Project of AASCU.