University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning


  • Susan MunkresSusan Munkres, PhD
    Director, CUPS
    (802) 656-3853

    A sociologist by training, Dr. Munkres has been with the CUPS Office since 2012, and has served as Director since January of 2013. She also teaches for the Nutrition and Food Sciences department. Susan works primarily with faculty and community partners to develop pedagogically rigorous and reciprocal experiences that benefit both UVM students and surrounding communities.

  • Tom Wilson Tom Wilson, M.Ed.
    Program Coordinator, CUPS
    (802) 656-3883

    Tom joined CUPS in September 2013. He has worked extensively with youth, including in Vermont, his native Seattle, and several other countries. Most recently he co-led academic service-learning programs to Central Appalachia, New England and the Desert Southwest with a traveling high school called the Field Academy, and has worked with a number of local schools, farms, and non-profit organizations in the Burlington area. At UVM Tom coordinates the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant (SL-TA) program, among his other student engagement work.

  • Lila Hewett
    Program Assistant, CUPS
    (802) 656-0095

    Lila Hewett is a Sophomore at the University of Vermont double majoring in Geography and Psychology. Lila has been a Program Assistant in the CUPS office since January 2016.

    • Alia Degen Alia Degen
      Program Assistant, CUPS
      (802) 656-0095

      Alia Degen is a Junior at the University of Vermont majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Spanish. Alia has been a Program Assistant in the CUPS office since September 2013.

    • Tom Wilson Maragaret Burke, MS
      Community-Based Learning Coordinator, Rubenstein School Office of Experiential Education
      (802) 656-1326

      Learn more about Margaret and the Office of Experiential Education by visiting the OEL webpage.

Advisory Committee

  • Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Geography
  • Kate Finley-Woodruff, Community Development & Applied Economics
  • Kathy Fox, Sociology
  • Shana Haines, Education
  • Ann Kroll-Lerner, Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Rachael Montesano, Romance Languages & Literature
  • Mary Val Palumbo, Nursing
  • Walt Poleman, RSENR, GreenHouse Residential Living Community
  • Barri Tinkler, Education
  • Kimberly Wallin, RSENR
  • Brian Reed, Ex-Officio, Associate Provost for Teaching & Learning

Last modified February 25 2016 12:01 PM