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. Susan works primarily with faculty and community partners to develop pedagogically rigorous and reciprocal experiences that benefit both UVM students and community partners.

  • 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. Prior to working in CUPS, 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.

Advisory Committee

  • Thomas DeSisto, Community Development & Applied Economics / CALS
  • Jason Gabarino, Nursing / CNHS
  • Shana Haines, Education / CESS
  • Kelly Hamshaw, Community Development & Applied Economics / CALS
  • Rachael Montesano, Romance Languages & Literatures / CAS
  • Cherie Morse, Geography / CAS
  • Barri Tinkler, Education / CESS
  • Lisa Townson, UVM Foundation
  • Kimberly Wallin, Forestry / RSENR
  • Brian Reed, Ex-Officio, Associate Provost for Teaching & Learning

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