The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Price, Ph.D., assistant professor of technology, innovation, and pedagogy in urban education at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), has been named the 2024 CUMU-Collaboratory Research Fellow. Through the fellowship, Dr. Price will work to extend, deepen, and advance the types of potential metrics that explain the impacts of community-engaged projects.

jeremy price, phd, 2024 cumu-collaboratory research fellow

Jeremy Price, Ph.D., assistant professor of technology, innovation, and pedagogy in urban education, IUPUI.

“It’s an honor to be selected as the CUMU-Collaboratory Research Fellow, and I’m excited to be able to work on such an interesting project for the field of community engaged research. I look forward to collaborating with researchers and practitioners to develop interesting and effective ways to support community engaged scholars in telling their stories,” said Price.

“One of CUMU’s core strengths is our ability to build connections across a growing membership to support the place-based mission of higher education. Dr. Price’s research will help CUMU members to better highlight the impacts of community-engaged projects that help to advance the anchor mission in the communities our member campuses serve,” said Valerie Holton, executive director, CUMU.

Dr. Price also serves at IUPUI as the primary investigator and project director for the Collaborative for Equitable and Inclusive STEM Learning (CEISL), the Digital Education Hub, and the Community Studies of Antisemitism In Schools (CSAIS) project. As a community engaged and public scholar-collaborator, Dr. Price is invested in using his experiences and expertise to engage and build capacity and capital around educational settings for marginalized and minoritized youth and communities to build, strengthen, and sustain an inclusive and just democratic project.

“Our team is excited to support Price’s work,” said Kristin Medlin, director of research and development, Collaboratory. “Using the national dataset to inform this project, along with input from Collaboratory administrators and researchers, can help institutions and scholars understand the balance between efforts and outcomes and provide a tool for community-engaged scholars.”

Collaboratory’s dataset is the largest coordinated national dataset on community engagement and public service activities occurring between higher education and communities. Collaboratory data represents descriptive data for over 5,000 community engagement and public service activities from 45 institutions across the United States.