Who's Who

Bryan Murdock
Director
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: murdockb@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-6831

Bryan is Director of the Service-Learning and Community Engagement Program and manages the day-to-day operations of programs and projects to advance service-learning and community engagement. Prior to coming to Montclair State, he worked as a program director at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Krystal Woolston
Assistant Director
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: woolstonk@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-4268

Krystal is the Service-Learning Coordinator, managing the placement of students into service sites, maintaining community partnerships, and supporting faculty teaching service-learning courses. She co-coordinates the Bonner Leader AmeriCorps program. Krystal also assists with the Service-Learning Fellows program. Krystal holds a master’s in counseling and has prior experience supporting a variety of government agency and non-profit programs and organizations.

Ariel Sykes
Project Coordinator
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: sykesa@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-7882

Ariel is the Project Coordinator, supporting the various programs and initiatives associated with the Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE) program, such as the EECO AmeriCorps Program and the new emerging university-assisted community school initiative in Orange, NJ. Ariel holds a Masters in Philosophy and Education, and has prior experience supporting campus-community partnership. Ariel also served as a Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA in 2010.

Daveda Browne
Service-Learning Coordinator
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: browned@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-7645

Celeste Tennant
Volunteer Resource Center Coordinator
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: tennantc@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-5318

Nicholas Jones
Graduate Student Intern
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: jonesn5@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-4268

Danielle Dapiran
Graduate Student Intern
Service-Learning and Community Engagement
e-mail: dapirand1@mail.montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-4268

Service-Learning Scholars

Valerie Sessa, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Psychology Department) specializes in Industrial Organization. Dr. Sessa teaches a service-learning class in the Psychology of Leadership and is a Service-Learning Scholar.

Former Service-Learning Scholars

Lenore Molee, J.D. (Associate Professor, Justice Studies) is Deputy Chairperson of the Department of Justice Studies, coordinates the Paralegal Studies Program, and teaches several courses where students conduct community service projects with agencies, social justice organizations, and community-based organizations that serve the elderly. She serves as a Service-Learning Scholar and mentors service-learning fellows.

Kenneth Brook, Ph.D. is a professor of Anthropology at MSU. He has served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Director of the BA/MA Program in Practical Anthropology and Chief Negotiator for Local 1904, AFT, and AFL-CIO. He is one of the founders of the Service-learning Program at MSU and was a designated Service-Learning Scholar between 2001-08.