Director of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
Liberal Arts - Room 035
Matthew H. Roy is Assistant Provost and Director of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is also a Professor of Management having received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Rhode Island. His research interests are varied, but focus on international management, small group development, trust building, and communication strategies for organizational success. He has published and/or presented over 100 refereed scholarly manuscripts. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education and Benchmarking: An International Journal.
Professor Roy is leading a five campus collaboration to increase the breadth and depth of community service learning performed by University of Massachusetts students. He is also the architect of the Leadership for Educational Attainment Developed Through Service (LEADS) program, designed to increase the civic engagement and leadership skills of Fall River and New Bedford public school students. Dr. Roy's efforts have resulted in UMass Dartmouth’s receiving recognition from the Carnegie Foundation and the President's Higher Education Honor Roll.
Director of Community Service & Partnerships
Liberal Arts - Room 025
Deirdre Healy is the Assistant Director of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Deirdre has more than 15 years of experience in the field of service and volunteering. Starting as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Deirdre held staff positions with the Peace Corps and Corporation for National Service before joining UMass Dartmouth in 2001. Since her arrival, her responsibilities have included the development of many aspects of the civic engagement programming, including AmericaREADS, Alternative Breaks, Habitat for Humanity, various service-learning initiatives, and, most recently, our SouthCoast Serves Collaborative.
Deirdre received her Master's degree in Public Policy with a focus on civic engagement from UMass Dartmouth in 2009.
Civic Engagement Program Officer
Liberal Arts - Room 033
Gary Marden is the Civic Engagement Grant Coordinator at the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He manages numerous grants, including federal, state and foundation grants. He received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is presently a Ph.D. doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Liberal Arts - Room 031
Kathryn Doan is the administrative assistant at the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UMass Dartmouth in the spring of 2007.