Director, Carolina Center for Public Service; Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
As the director of the Carolina Center for Public Service, Lynn Blanchard oversees the center, including APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars and the Faculty Engaged Scholars program. She teaches the undergraduate course Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, and on the national front, she is co-director of Faculty for the Engaged Campus, an initiative of Community-Campus Partnership for Health. She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Her research interests are primarily around public service, including community partnerships and collaboration, programmatic evaluation and service learning. Additionally, she has worked with a wide array of community programs and conducted training, evaluation and/or research in the areas of early intervention for children with special needs, the prevention of HIV/AIDS, communication and work-style preferences, community-based collaboration and faculty development of community-engaged scholarship.