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Coordinating Faculty

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Melissa Quan

Center for Social Impact
Get to Know Melissa
Melissa Quan is Director of the Center for Social Impact at Fairfield University where she has worked since 2002. As director, she leads the strategic growth and development of academic community engagement. Melissa completed her Master’s in Education at Fairfield University with a concentration on service learning and civic education in 2005 and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Melissa served as interim Executive Director of Connecticut Campus Compact from 2008-2009 and later as a Research Fellow with Campus Compact’s Community-Engaged Professionals project. She has several publications that focus on professional development within the field of Higher Education Community Engagement, institutional change, and community-engaged teaching and learning. Melissa is an alumnus of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (1998-1999) and currently serves on the Board of Directors with RYASAP (Regional Adult and Youth Social Action Partnership). Melissa enjoys running, biking with her daughter and coaching her son’s 5th grade basketball team. She lives in Shelton with her husband and two children.

Contributing Faculty

Program Assistant

Joann Ference

DMH 332

Ext. 2156


Jennifer Patrignelli Costantini


College of Arts & Sciences

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