RIT Professor Co-Writes Chapter on Service Learning

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Service learning is the focus of a book chapter co-written by Jim Myers, director of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology, that appears in Hospitality with a Heart: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Lodging, Foodservice and Tourism.

The chapter, “Enhanced Professional Socialization Through Service-Learning,” describes the theory of professional socialization and presents a case in which service learning was used to engage students with hospitality industry professionals and a nonprofit community. Co-authors of the chapter are Ronald Cole and Pamela Cummings, both of the University of Delaware. The book was published by the American Association for Higher Education.

Myers, of Webster, has led RIT's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies since 2001. Previously, he was associate dean and associate professor at RIT's American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia, associate graduate professor in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology and assistant professor at the University of Delaware. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from RIT and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Note: RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology, the college of innovation, offers programs emphasizing technology, service management and multidisciplinary studies, and leads the university in lifelong, corporate and outreach education, online learning and international studies.