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Lecturer of Human Services; Director of CETR; and Interim Director of University Honors

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, University Honors Program at Northeastern University

Becca began at Northeastern University in February 2013, where she serves as the Director of Community-Engaged Teaching & Research and starting Summer 2 2022 she is the Interim Director of the University Honors Program. She has more than 15 years of experience in higher education and is an interdisciplinary learner, researcher, and educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Butler University, a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.

Dr. Berkey’s scholarly research is at the intersection of leadership, change, and environmental justice with a specific interest in the justice issues facing farmworkers. For her dissertation research (completed summer 2014), she collaborated with the Northeast Organic Farming Association for Just Farming: An Environmental Justice Perspective on the Capacity of Grassroots Organizations to Support the Rights of Organic Farmers and Laborers and in 2017 published Environmental Justice and Farm Labor through Routledge. She serves as a member of the EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, the Advisory Council of the Agricultural Justice Project, and the Farmworker Health and Justice Workgroup of Coming Clean, Inc.

In addition, she does research, publishes, and presents in the field of service-learning and community engagement and a book she co-edited, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement, came out in 2018 through Stylus Publishing. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).

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