Philip Combiths, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Linguistics and Disparities Lab, has been named the 2023 CLAS Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award winner.
Dr. Combiths is recognized for making "public engagement a hallmark of (his) teaching and outreach activities," said CLAS Dean Sara Sanders.
“Since Fall 2022, he has been building a community-engaged research project with the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County in Iowa City,” CSD Chair Dr. Anu Subramanian explained. She highlighted his thoughtful efforts to “improve our understanding of supportive practices for bilingual language development in low-income immigrant communities, create a reciprocal relationship between university faculty and students, and the surrounding community, and to provide our students with experiential learning opportunities that support local children's language and literacy development.”
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences created the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Award in 2011 and includes a monetary award.