Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Jessica 'Decky' Alexander's current creative and scholarly endeavors include:
She currently serves as EMU's Director of the Office of Academic Service-Learning, which houses The B. Side (Business Side) of Youth, and CrossTown Theatre Troupe, a program supporting youth voice through theatre.
In 1997, Alexander founded EMU's CloseUP Theatre Troupe, which performed annually for more than 8,000 audience members at multiple universities and colleges, and has been home to over 150 student actor/educators. In 2008, Alexander, in collaboration with the Faculty Development Center, founded C2 (CloseUP Classroom), a performing ensemble of faculty and students who create theatre for faculty on issues related to teaching and learning.
Recent conference presentations include:
From 2009–2012, Alexander was the communication coordinator for Institutional accreditation and currently, Alexander is coordinating the Carnegie (re)Classification on Community Engagement.