Dr. Kevin Bott was recently introduced as the new CEL Director in the Community Engaged Learning and Research Center at The College of New Jersey. Kevin comes to TCNJ from Wagner College where he served as Dean for Civic Engagement and oversaw Wagner’s community engagement initiatives. Prior to that, he was Associate Director with Imagining America, a consortium of higher education institutions that works to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the arts and humanities and foster democratic practices at universities and colleges. Kevin earned his PhD from New York University in Educational Theatre, focusing on the role that theater can play in supporting formerly incarcerated individuals. The CELR Center staff are excited to have Kevin on board as he begins his work with the campus community in advancing and improving TCNJ’s community engaged learning initiatives.