Lifetime Achievement for Civic Engagement & Community Service Learning

ICCE honors Thomas Ehrlich, J.D.

Thomas Ehrlich is well-known as a pioneer in the field of civic engagement. The former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors, he is the author or co-author of fourteen books, including Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility (2003), Civic Responsibility and Higher Education (2003), and Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement (2007). While a Distinguished University Scholar at the California State University, he helped design CSU Monterey Bay’s civic engagement curriculum and taught regularly at San Francisco State. Mr. Ehrlich was a former law professor and dean of Stanford Law School and returned to Stanford in 2009 as a Visiting Professor of Education where he is now an adjunct professor. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Tom also holds five honorary degrees! Tom has also previously served as president of Indiana University, and provost of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, from 2000 to 2010, Tom was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His research interests include access and equity, civic education, curriculum and instruction, moral education, state and federal education policy, and more.