Office of Community-Engaged Learning (CELO)
109 Harris-Millis Commons
67 Spear St.
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-0095

Our offices and Resource Library are located in 109 Harris-Millis Commons, on the University Heights circle. Please stop by.


Susan Munkres, PhD

Director, CELO
Phone: (802) 656-3853

Contact Susan Munkres for inquiries related to faculty development & course designation.

A sociologist by training, Dr. Munkres has been with the CELO 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, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator, CELO
Phone: (802) 656-3883

Contact Tom Wilson for inquiries related to student programs, in-class workshops, and SLTAs

Tom joined CELO in September 2013. He has worked extensively with youth, including in Vermont, his native Seattle, and several other countries. Prior to working in CELO, 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 (SLTA) program, among his other student engagement work.

Cathy Aikman, M.A.

Cathy Aikman

Program Assistant, CELO
Phone: (802) 656-0095

Email: for inquiries related to reporting community partners & sending student work

Cathy has a Masters in Public Policy and has a passion to work at non-profits furthering their missions to improve the lives of the people in our local communities. New to the office, she is excited to be part of the team and share in her belief in service-learning. In her spare time, Cathy likes to train for races, volunteer for environmental causes and garden.

Advisory Committee 

  • Nadeje Alexandre, RSENR
  • Wendy Berenback, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Thomas DeSisto, Community Development & Applied Economics / CALS
  • Jason Gabarino, Nursing / CNHS
  • Shana Haines, Teacher Education & Special Ed / CESS
  • Deb Hinchey, Biomedical & health Sciences / CNHS
  • Ann Kroll-Lerner, Fellowships, Opportunities & Undergraduate Research / Honors College
  • John Lens, Civil & Environmental Engineering / CEMS
  • Rachael Montesano, Romance Languages & Literatures / CAS
  • Cherie Morse, Geography / CAS
  • Tiffanie Spencer, Dean's Office / CESS
  • Lisa Townson, UVM Foundation