Donna T. Emmanuel
Donna Emmanuel (PhD, Michigan State University; MM, University of Michigan) focuses her scholarship on several related topics: intercultural competence, community engagement, positive youth development, and urban settings. She has been involved with community engagement for many years, serving as past and current Chair of the CMS committee on community engagement. She brings engagement to life through her mariachi at the University of North Texas and the mariachi summer camp for middle and high school students.
Her growing reputation in the field of engagement was recognized by UNT as she was appointed by President Lane Rawlins to serve on the President’s Council on Community Engagement, resulting then in her appointment as Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement for the Division of University and Community Relations. In Spring of 2015, she was awarded the University of North Texas Foundation Award for Community Engagement.
Donna is active within the Denton community, is an avid photographer, an INFP, loves to cook, and lives with her best friend, Iggy, a 100-pound German Shepherd.