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 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 interesting experiences.

  • Tom Wilson Tom Wilson
    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 and the Desert Southwest with a traveling high school called the Field Academy, and has wokred with a number of local schools, farms, and non-profit organizations. Tom works primarily with students; he will be coordinating the Service Learning Teaching Assistant (SL-TA) program, and represent CUPS at UVM's Career & Experience Hub.

  • Elise SchadlerElise Schadler, MS
    Coordinator of Community-Based Learning, Office of Experiential Education, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
    (802) 656-5480
  • Elise Schadler works in RSENR as a CUPS liaison to support community-based learning for environmental faculty at UVM. She is available to consult on all aspects of community-based learning, including service-learning, undergraduate community-based research, and internships with community partners. She facilitates partnership development for RSENR as a whole, and works for the Department of Forestry for the State of Vermont.

  • Alia Degen Alia Degen
    Program Assistant, CUPS
    (802) 656-0095
  • Alia Degen is a first year student 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.

  • Vivian Nicastro Vivian Nicastro
    Program Assistant, CUPS
    (802) 656-0095
  • Vivian Nicastro is a junior at UVM with a Public Communication major and Music minor. She has been with the CUPS Office since September 2013.

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