Trisha Thorme provides leadership and vision for the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), which connects the curriculum with Princeton's signature commitment to service. ProCES supports about 30 service-oriented courses per semester that incorporate a broad range of models for integrating service in the classroom, including service opportunities linked with coursework, historical and theoretical reflection on service, content that helps students explore and formulate responses to pressing societal issues, and community-based research.
She has been with ProCES (formerly the Community-Based Learning Initiative or CBLI) since 2000 and is passionate about using knowledge for social change. Before coming to Princeton she directed the Landis Community Outreach Center at Lafayette College and served as a part-time lecturer there. She holds degrees in anthropology from Yale and Cornell, and her recent work explores how students, faculty members and communities change as a result of community-based research. Her guide to running programs like ProCES was published by the Council for Undergraduate Research in 2011 and has been used by colleges and universities throughout the country.