Dr. Stephanie Serriere, a Professor of social studies education at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), seeks to promote youth civic engagement through engaged scholarship in schools and communities. She is one of the most recent recipients of IU’s Racial Justice Grant funded by IU Vice President for Research and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs for her research on Hoosier youth activists working for racial justice. She is the co-author of the book, Civic Education in the Elementary Years: Promoting student engagement in the era of accountability (2015, Teachers College Press). From a longitudinal study on a public “democratic” elementary school she has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles, including two publications in the American Educational Research Journal and three publications in Theory & Research in Social Education to determine the mechanisms that support engaged and critical citizenship. She nationally recognized in her service as a social studies content consultant for PBS Kids programming, and as an editorial board member for the National Council for the Social Studies' (NCSS) leading research journal, Theory & Research in Social Education. Her engaged scholarship supports pre-service teachers, practicing teachers, and public entities promoting youth leadership and civic participation. For more on her work, see: www.stephaniecivics.com. In her free time, she loves trail running, biking, doing yoga, and eating dark chocolate.