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Hugh Lena


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Contact Information:
Harkins Hall 208


Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Connecticut

Area(s) of Expertise:

Hugh F. Lena is Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology. Dr. Lena's research interests include cross-national health, health professions, and pedagogy, particularly of service-learning.

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma & Eta Lambda - Honorary Member, Providence College
Predoctoral fellowship in Social Sciences and Health Research - US Public Health Service
Selected by the Classes of 1995 & 1986 to Speak at Academic Awards Ceremony - Providence College
Institute for Educational Management - Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Instructional Technology Project Grant - Davis Foundation

Selected Publications:

Lena, Hugh., Kelly, Angela. (2006). The Community Assistant Model.

Lena, Hugh. (2002). Foundations of Organizational Service.

Lena, Hugh. (2000). Health and Human Rights: A Reader.

Lena, Hugh. (1999). Service-Learning Through Meta-Reflection: Problems and Prospects of Praxis in Organizational Sociology.

Lena, Hugh. (1995). How Can Sociology Contribute to Integrating Service Learning into Academic Curricula? . The American Sociologist26 (4), 106-116.

Recent Presentations:

Lena, Hugh., 20th Anniversary “Ritz” Conference on Contemporary Issues in Health Care, Women & Infants' Hospital, Warwick, RI, "The Rhetoric of Crisis and the Medical Record". November, 2005.

Lena, Hugh., Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, "Learning Organizational Theory Through Praxis: An Application of Service Learning in Sociology". August, 1998.

Lena, Hugh., Lena, Jennifer., Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, "Challenges of Faith: Wealth and 'Free Spaces' Among Catholic Women". August, 1997.

Lena, Hugh., Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, "Interdisciplinary Research in the Sociology of Religion". August, 1997.

Lena, Hugh., King, Thomas., Second Annual Meeting of Campus Compact's Invisible College, Indianapolis, Indiana, "Building Learning Communities: Service as Praxis". June, 1996.

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