Seth Pollack is Professor of Service Learning, and the founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). CSUMB is recognized as a national leader in the field of service learning and civic engagement, and is the only two-time recipient of the prestigious White House President’s Award for Community Service in Higher Education (2006, 2010).
For the past 17 years, Seth has provided overall leadership for the Service Learning Institute at CSUMB. In 2005, he received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, recognized as the nation’s outstanding faculty in the field of community service and civic engagement. The award recognizes his contributions to institutionalizing service learning in higher education, and his work in integrating issues of diversity and social justice as a core component of service learning courses.