Dr. Jill Hamilton, PhD, RN and Dr. Shawn Kneipp, PhD, ARNP were selected for the fourth class of the Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program at the Carolina Center for Public Service.
Dedicated to strengthening university-community relationships, the FES program is an initiative designed to enhance faculty involvement in scholarship that is applicable to the wider community. During the two-year program, scholars learn about various aspects of engaged scholarship, including available funding resources and how to partner with local communities.
Both faculty members have community-focused research interests. This year, Dr. Hamilton published a study in The Gerontologist on how older African-Americans use religious songs to cope with stressful life events. Dr. Kneipp also recently led a study that demonstrated women receiving welfare were able to secure a job more quickly if they received help for managing their health problems.
Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Kneipp were two out of ten scholars selected for the fourth class of FES. You can read more about the program here.