Service Learning & Community Action

Service Learning & Community Action Staff

Meet the SLCA staff and learn about their work with our community partners.

  • Suzanne Hinton

    Suzanne Hinton, Director

    Hinton, a New Hampshire native and longtime Jamaica Plain and Roxbury resident, earned philosophy degrees from Drexel University and The University of Tennessee. As an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, she taught gender studies and ethics courses, and intensive classes for first-generation students. She also spent a semester in the Kingdom of Bahrain teaching a social and political philosophy college course for Bahraini students. In addition to designing and facilitating diversity retreats for Bentley faculty, staff and students, Hinton managed the Gender Issues Council, and helped found the Sexual Orientation Action Team and the student-led Women’s Center. At Emerson, Hinton runs the Office of Service Learning and Community Action, through which she helps faculty integrate service learning pedagogy into the curriculum. She sits on the Sustainability Committee, serves alongside students through the Alternative Spring Break Program, and helps produce transnational multimedia art exhibits through the Proyecto Boston-Medellín. Hinton teaches Communities and Race Relations, Sociology of Everyday Life and Action for Community Transformation.