The Newark Advocate has recognized Denison University Assistant Professor of Education Emily Nemeth for her leadership and accomplishments with a placement on the county-wide 20 Under 40 list.
Nemeth has dedicated her career to the education of others and to the ideals of service learning. Through service learning, students receive valuable, practical skill application while helping their communities address critical societal needs.
In the community, Nemeth is dedicated to the Freedom Schools program. She works with the Sherman Fairchild endowment and Denison’s Knowlton Career Center to fund Denison student interns and prepares them to connect with Licking County students.
In the classroom, she infuses the study of philanthropy and course-related community service hours into her courses through the Pay It Forward program, providing her students with the opportunity to engage with and give back to people and local organizations, while exploring issues of justice and equity.
Nemeth serves on the board of directors for the CDF Freedom Schools program of Licking County, which is dedicated to education and leadership development through civic participation.
Nemeth attended Northridge High School and received her bachelor’s from Denison University. She has a master’s from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. In addition, she served as a corps member for City Year, AmeriCorps.