Justice Studies Faculty

On This Page

Meet the Faculty


Coordinating Faculty

Melissa Quan headshot

Melissa Quan

Director of the Center for Social Impact, Fairfield University

Get to Know Melissa

Melissa Quan, EdD
Director of the Center for Social Impact, Fairfield University

Melissa Quan, EdD, is director of the Center for Social Impact at Fairfield University where she has worked since 2002. As director, Dr. Quan leads the strategic growth and development of academic community engagement. Dr. Quan completed her master’s degree in education at Fairfield University in 2005 and earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2021. The International Association of Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement recognized her scholarship with the Dissertation Award in 2021. Dr. Quan has several publications that focus on professional development within the field of higher education community engagement, institutional change, and community-engaged teaching and learning. Dr. Quan is an alumna of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (1998-1999) and currently serves on the board of directors with RYASAP (Regional Adult and Youth Social Action Partnership). She is a recipient of the Lucy Katz Woman of the Year Award (2016) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award (2012), both from Fairfield University, for her commitment and work to promote social justice. She lives in Fairfield, Conn., with her husband, two children, a parent, and a pup.

Contributing Faculty

Program Assistants

Eileen Arndt

Sr. Department Coordinator
DMH 241
Ext. 3483

Kimberly King

Department Coordinator
DMH 241
Ext. 3484

Search Results