Office of Service-Learning Support for Learning through Service

Staff

Claire G. Sweigart

Program Director

614-247-4439
sweigart.10@osu.edu

Claire Sweigart has worked in advocacy and education since graduating from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Environmental Education.  She completed a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2010, focusing on public interest environmental law.  After a fellowship with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Claire transitioned to working in higher education at the University of Cincinnati where she served as Sustainability Coordinator for three and a half years.  In this role, Claire worked closely with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to advance environmental and social sustainability programs and create a campus culture of engagement.  She has also taught environmental law and policy as an adjunct instructor.  Claire joined the Office of Service-Learning in 2015 as the Program Manager and has served as Program Director since 2019.  Claire’s approach to service-learning is informed by experiential education and high impact practices literature.  She is particularly interested in the ethics of community-engaged learning as well as the power of experiential education to help students find purpose and meaning in their academics and life.

 

 

Zach Hooten, PhD

Program Specialist

614-247-4439
hooten.8@osu.edu

Zach Hooten

Dr. Zach Hooten is a graduate of the PhD program in higher education and student affairs at Ohio State University. While pursuing his PhD, Zach worked as the co-director of research for the Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes (ACREO) and a research associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). Additionally, as an administrative associate, he supported the higher education and student affairs EdD program through program development and student support and advising. Zach is passionate about learning design, teaching, and student support. He has taught college courses related to college environments, core issues in higher education, organizational leadership, and service-learning and social justice. Before his time at Ohio State, Zach received a master’s degree in college student personnel, a master’s degree in theological studies, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dayton.

 

Caitlin Fagan

Program Specialist

614-247-4454
fagan.112@osu.edu

Caitlin Fagan

Caitlin Fagan is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Russian and International Studies. During her time as a student, she worked in front-facing roles as a resident advisor and conference assistant. Most recently, she worked as an administrative assistant for the College of Dentistry where she acted as a liaison between faculty members and dental students. Caitlin is passionate about local issues and being an advocate for members of the Ohio State community. She was recently accepted into the Master of Social Work program at Ohio State and is expected to graduate in Spring 2025.

Claire Sweigart