About

About​

Formerly known as Houston Enriches Rice Education, the HERE Project has become the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and is affiliated with Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Mission

Through innovative research, engaged pedagogy, and creative approaches to application, The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning seeks to promote and advance models and practices of an expansive approach to leadership both on and off the Rice campus.

Objectives

While the actives of the Center will grow and shift over time, it functions based on an understanding that fulfillment of its mission involves careful attention to some of the basic building blocks of leadership: (1) creative knowledge production; (2) critical thinking skills; (3) effective communication strategies; and (4); application through engagement with a wide-range of perspectives, persons, and interests, both locally and globally.

Initiatives

CERCL’s mission and objectives are enacted through innovative programming meant to enhance attention and approaches to addressing the socio-cultural, historical and political dimensions of life in Houston.

CERCL
TEAMS

Anthony B. Pinn

Founding Director

 

Agnes Cullen Arnold

Professor of Humanities

 

Professor of Religion

Maya Reine

Associate Director

CERCL
PROGRAMS
TEAM

Malaika Bergener

Program Assistant

 

DeAnna Daniels

Program Assistant

 

Hassan
Henderson-Lott

Program Assistant

CERCL
RESEARCH
TEAM

Portia Hopkins

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate in

Data Curation for African American Studies

Veda Kumar

Research Fellow

CERCL
OUTREACH
TEAM

Corey Garrett

Archive

Community Affiliate

 

Harrison Guy

Arts Engagement Community Affiliate