Dave Harker is the Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Ithaca College. Dr. Harker joined IC in December, 2016 from Colorado College, where he was Director of the Collaborative for Community Engagement. Dave has his Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College, where he wrote his dissertation and taught in the areas of service-learning, civic engagement, higher education, political engagement, and social movements. He also has numerous publications in these areas and is passionate about providing students with opportunities and resources to develop as active engaged citizens.
Dave is originally from New Jersey and attended The College of New Jersey as an undergrad. He loves living in, learning about, and getting engaged in the Ithaca community with his family. Dave is excited to continue to deepen civic engagement and community partnership work at Ithaca College.