Social Justice


As a Social Justice student you’ll engage in issues you are passionate about, learn community-building skills, and hone analytical tools to identify and address oppressive and unjust structures as you collaborate with faculty, peers and community leaders.

Social Justice coursework illuminates the larger contexts, histories, and the cultural, political and religious dimensions that form and condition individuals and societies. Central to this endeavor is finding solidarity with marginalized communities, as well as listening to and learning from community members and leaders.

Academic Programs


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Service Learning

Through Dominican's Service-Learning program, students have the opportunity to put education into collaborative action by engaging with the community first hand.

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Faculty and Staff

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Julia van der Ryn, MA

Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Social Justice
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George Faithful, PhD

Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
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Chase Clow

Adjunct Professor
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Laura Stivers, PhD

Professor, Philosophy, Religion, Social Justice Co-Chair Division of Public Affairs
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Jennifer Lucko, PhD

Professor and Program Director, Master of Science in Education
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Gay Lynch, PhD

Assistant Professor, Humanities
Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
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Natalie Babler

Administrative Manager

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