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Meet the NASCE Team

Dr. Don Levy

Director, Siena Research Institute (SRI)

Dr. Don Levy served for two years as the Director of the Institute for Social and Community Research (ISCR) at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and prior to that as Director of Research at the Center for Population Research (CPR) at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Levy holds a Ph.D., in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. from Yale University. He has conducted numerous local, regional and national studies, presented his research in scholarly and popular venues and been interviewed for the New York Times, Fortune, and National Public Radio.

Dr. Mathew Johnson

Director, Siena College Academic Community Engagement (ACE)

Dr. Mathew Johnson received his Ph. D in Sociology from Brandeis University. His previous academic appointments include a tenured faculty position in the University of Maine System, and as a Department Chair at West Virginia Wesleyan. He is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, and Director of Academic Community Engagement at Siena College. Continue Reading

Pete Cichetti

Assistant Director, NASCE

Pete initially joined SRI as an AmeriCorps VISTA, before becoming the Assistant Director of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE). Pete facilitates and administers the NASCE at participating colleges and universities across the country. He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and is pursuing his MPA at UAlbany's Rockefeller College.

Lindsey Knowlden

Field Research Coordinator, NASCE

Lindsey graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Community Engagement, and she is the first post-graduate Dake Fellow. Lindsey's primary role as Field Research Coordinator for the NASCE is to visit participating colleges and universities to conduct follow-up, qualitative research to supplement NASCE data. 

Craig Zinkiewicz

Data Analysis and Research Coordinator, NASCE

Craig graduated from Siena College in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology and currently has a M.S. in Education.  Craig is finishing his graduate work at the College of Saint Rose in route to multiple Certificates of Advanced Study in the areas of School Psychology and Program Evaluation. Craig’s primary responsibilities as the Coordinator of Data Analysis and Research for the NASCE include:  Managing the national sample data set, analyzing and interpreting the statistical data, and reporting the results.