Julie A. Hatcher, Ph.D., is executive director of the Center for Service and Learning (CSL) and associate professor of philanthropic studies in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. Her current responsibilities include leading the work of the CSL to support a culture of engagement among faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Her scholarship and research relates to community engagement in higher education, and she has responsibilities for leading this work of the CSL as a campus Signature Center. At the campus level, Julie is a member of the community engagement leadership team within the Division of Community Engagement and Regional Economic Development. She also serves on the national advisory board for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.

Julie served as the initial director of undergraduate programs in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the first degree program of its kind in the nation. Her research and scholarship focuses on civic learning outcomes in higher education, philanthropic motivations of professionals, the philosophy of John Dewey, and the role of higher education in civil society. She has published significantly throughout her career. She collaborates on national projects such as the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (e.g., Bridging Theory to Practice project, rubric development team for civic engagement). Julie routinely consults with faculty and academic leaders on designing philanthropic studies curriculum and integrating service into academic study. She enjoys collaborating on local and international projects (e.g., Kenya, South Africa) to advance the public purposes of higher education.

Areas of Consultation

  • Civic learning outcomes
  • Civic-minded graduates
  • Civic-minded professionals—assessment, quantitative research, and program design
  • Institutionalization of community engagement
  • Philanthropic studies—service learning course design and implementation,  reflection strategies