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National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
Fellows Program
Patrick M. Green, EdD

The NSEE Fellows program is an exciting new program emerging out of the NSEE Research and Scholarship committee. The NSEE Fellows program seeks to develop a community of scholarship for scholar-practitioners and graduate students working in the experiential education field. 

Program Goal:
The goal of this program is to broaden opportunities in experiential education research and scholarship, through: 

  1. broadening volunteer participation and leadership engagement across the NSEE membership,
  2. addressing membership’s interest in generating ideas to strengthen experiential education at their respective institutions, and
  3. increasing NSEE members’ scholarly opportunities around experiential education. 

Scholarly Focus:
The inaugural cohort of NSEE Fellows will focus on supporting the national internship survey, in collaboration with the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) at UW-Madison. CCWT oversees the College Internship Study, a longitudinal mixed-methods study of internships at 17 institutions, and CCWT is partnering with the NSEE to engage several member institutions to be part of this pilot study. For detailed information click here and review the announcement sent to members in early October at the bottom. 

NSEE Fellows will be responsible for involving their institutions in the survey, serving as the liaison for their institution and CCWT, serving as the data “translator” upon survey report delivery, and exploring opportunities to strengthen internship experiential education at their respective college/university. 

In addition to working with members of the NSEE Research and Scholarship committee, the inaugural cohort of NSEE Fellows will work closely with NSEE Scholar, Dr. Patrick M. Green, of Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Green is a nationally recognized scholar in experiential learning, and serves as the Executive Director of Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning. For a full biography, visit Dr. Green’s professional portfolio.

Benefits for NSEE Fellows:

  • Learn more about experiential education in practice and through a scholarly lens
  • Develop capacity as a scholar-practitioner
  • Participate with a cohort of scholar-practitioners exploring experiential education practices
  • Build a network and connect to other experiential education colleagues
  • Engage with and support initiatives of the NSEE organization and its members
  • Professional development to advance scholarly projects 

Commitment of NSEE Fellows

  • Apply for this leadership position as an honorary leadership role that supports the NSEE mission and experiential education broadly
  • Support NSEE scholarly initiatives, working collaboratively with NSEE Scholars on research and scholarly projects related to experiential education (e.g., national internship survey)
  • Learn scholar-practitioner roles and methodologies combining theory and practice
  • Meet regularly (monthly) with NSEE Scholar to support project initiatives
  • Presents at future NSEE annual conference 

Application process:
To apply for the NSEE Fellows program, please send your 1) resume/CV and 2) a letter of interest expressing how you seek to strengthen experiential education at your institution to Dr. Patrick M. Green at [email protected] by Nov. 15, 2020. Members of the Research and Scholarship committee will review applications and notify recipients of this honorary role by Dec. 1, 2020.

Announcement from October 6, 2020 Exciting Opportunity for NSEE Membership with CCWT National Internship Survey

NSEE Fellows

Don DeMaria

Don DeMaria
University of Georgia

Don DeMaria is the founding director of the University of Georgia Washington Semester Program.  Through more than two decades at the University of Georgia, he has held a variety of positions, including serving as Assistant Director of the Honors Program immediately prior to establishing the University’s academic presence in the nation’s capital.  He has played key roles in the development of Delta Hall, UGA’s campus in Washington, and in establishing a campus-wide experiential learning requirement for all undergraduate students.  He also serves as a member of the steering committee of the Washington Programs Consortium, an organization dedicated to the professional development and enhancement of DC-based experiential learning programs.

Andres Jaime
Andres Jaime
Our Lady of the Lake University

Andres Jaime arrived in San Antonio from his native Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1999. With over 15 years of experience in higher education administration, career development services, and student support programs, Andres has served a diverse array of communities through multiple roles at public and private institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations.  

Andres currently serves as Director for the Center for Career Development & Testing at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). He collaborates with students, faculty, staff, employers, and community leaders to develop and deliver career-based education and experiential learning services in this role. At OLLU, Andres oversees career development programs and testing operations and leads the Experiential Learning Institutional Strategic Planning Committee. Additionally, he supports the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee for SACSCOC accreditation, the Racial Pandemic Committee, and the Workforce Development Committee, among other special groups and organizations. Andres believes that career preparation is a vital element of the higher education enterprise and an issue of equity in post-secondary education.  

Early in his career and guided by his passion for assisting historically marginalized students to gain access to education and improve social mobility opportunities, he joined the Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) as Director of Student Programs. At HACU, he managed internship and scholarship programs, student conferences, and study abroad partnerships within the nation’s HACU network. Andres also played a crucial role in expanding the corporate component of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) to extend opportunities for Latinx and other unrepresented student groups to intern at high-profile corporations such as Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, and others.  

Andres received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master in Public Administration degree from St. Mary’s University. He is currently a doctoral student in the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program at The University of Texas at Austin. His scholarship focuses on developing a deeper understanding of Latinx students’ perceptions and experiences regarding experiential learning services at faith-based institutions of higher education.  

Dale Leyburn
Dale Leyburn

Nazareth College

Dale Leyburn serves as the Assistant Director of Internships at Nazareth College. The centralized program at Nazareth uses the themes of engagement and belonging to help students make the most of credit-bearing learning experiences. 

Prior to joining Nazareth College, Dale worked at the University of Rochester as an Associate Director in the Career Center and at Syracuse University as an Academic Advisor for the School of Education. Dale earned an MS in Higher Education from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education and a BS in Physical Education and Sport Management from SUNY Brockport. 

Theresa Castor
Theresa Castor

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Theresa Castor (Ph.D., University of Washington) is a Professor of Communication and the Faculty Director of Internships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She teaches courses in organizational communication, professional communication, and health communication, among other areas. Her research is on organizational decision-making, crisis communication, and language and social interaction, and she is the author of Climate Risks as Organizational Problems. In addition, she is a board member of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis and on the editorial board for Management Communication Quarterly. She is an advocate of high-impact practices, especially internships, community-based learning, and study abroad. She received her campus’ Community Engaged Learning and Research Award, and spent a summer teaching in Scotland.  She is the Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation Planning grant on the “Future of Work” to examine essential decision-making skills in smart manufacturing.