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Gavin Luter

Gavin Luter

Expert about university/community partnerships, with an emphasis on K-12 schools, including place-based anchor institution partnership development and how to assess their impact

Director, UniverCity Alliance College of Letters and Science Work: 608-261-1141 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @UWUniverCity


  • Developing university/community partnerships to address social challenges
  • College student civic engagement and participation in community-based learning
  • Community schools (K-12) planning, implementation, assessment, and resource development
  • Plased-based education reform (linking school improvement to neighborhood development)
  • Local government / university partnerships


  • David Clark Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration
  • Faculty Associate, University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies
  • Published the first comprehensive literature review on anchor institutions in the field of university/community engagement