December 15, 2014

The Value of Service Learning at The City University of New York

By Civitas Learning

Dr. James R. Stellar

As a professor of behavioral neuroscience for 30 years at Harvard and Northeastern universities, Dr. Stellar promoted serious undergraduate experiential education (ExEd) in his research laboratory. As a senior administrator of 14 years, first as Dean Northeastern and then as Provost at Queens College CUNY, and as co-director of the WACE Planning Institute on ExEd, he promoted programs of all forms of ExEd in higher education to complement a classical academic education. He writes a blog on ExEd and the brain ( and a book on this topic is forthcoming.