Andrew Furco is Associate Vice President for Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as Professor of Higher Education. His scholarly work focuses on examining the role of service-learning and community engagement in primary, secondary, and higher education systems in the U.S. and abroad. From 1994-2007, he worked at the University of California-Berkeley as the founding director of the Service-Learning Research and Development Center and as a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education. He has given presentations and workshops at national service-learning conferences across the globe. His publications include several books and more 80 journal articles and book chapters that explore the study and practice of service-learning and community engagement. He has received various national and international acknowledgements for his work on service-learning, including the 2003 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Service-Learning Research (presented by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement) and the National Society for Experiential Education’s Researcher of the Year Award (2006). In 2015, he was inducted in the United States’s National Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship.