The offices of Career Education and Social Impact & Innovation (SI2) joined together to offer their first Social Impact Careers Lunch on Nov. 8, which was attended by 40 students from several different majors.
Students were presented with opportunities to consider how their personal...
Following the release of the Social Innovation Task Force's final proposal, a need to amplify and develop social impact initiatives at the University has emerged in the Arcadia community.
Beginning this academic year, the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) will be established...
At a Jan. 15 campuswide Faculty Senate meeting, more than 100 Arcadia community members heard from President Ajay Nair and UKnighted committee leaders on several highly important initiatives, including the University vision statement, the development of Arcadia’s next strategic plan, and potential...
On Reading Day, Dec. 11, the University community heard from the Uknighted Budget, Aspirational, and Shared Governance and Transparency Committees in a highly anticipated follow-up to the April and September community-wide meetings.
In this third meeting, the Budget and Aspirational Committees...
The Arcadia community came together on Sept. 20 for the UKnighted Campus Communitywide kickoff meeting engage with President Ajay Nair and the chairs of the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees.
At the meeting, which was a follow up to the April 20...
Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant serves as the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning. In this role, Alison provides leadership for The College of Global Studies’ rich curricular offerings at our eleven centers around the world – with new ideas coming all the time from our faculty and institutional partners. Alison brings years of experience in service-learning curriculum planning, community-university partnership building, and higher education administration to the role, but she finds Arcadia to be on the leading edge for global, integration-based experiential education that is directly applicable to American students’ course of study and professional aspirations.
Before joining The College, Alison served as the Stouffer College House Dean at the University of Pennsylvania. She had also held positions in other mission-driven units at Penn: the Greenfield Intercultural Center, The Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and Civic House. Alison has taught courses about community engagement, service-learning pedagogy, and global connections. She draws energy from watching students hone their leadership skills by bringing their academic work to bear on real-world problems. Alison worked in community-based organizations in Baltimore, Maryland, before her career in higher education.
Originally from Massachusetts, Alison earned her B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and her M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation analyzed Penn’s relationship with one of its neighboring public high schools, and her broader research interests include higher education’s service mission and, more specifically, the processes and products of campus efforts to serve the public good through community engagement.
Outside of work, Alison is committed to supporting refugees who are new to the U.S., volunteering weekly with a local refugee resettlement group. She is also the founding director of a community to support mothers’ career advancement.
Alison and her family reside in Glenside, and the remaining four of her top five favorite places in the world (so far) are Galway, Ireland; Cascais, Portugal; Leuven, Belgium; and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Loyola University Maryland
Bachelor or Arts, Major in Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education