Hiram College

School of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change

Our Mission and Purpose

In the School of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change, be prepared to engage in the complex and multidisciplinary work of seeking to understand social systems and social change, through policy examination, institutional analysis, and the investigation of the allocation of resources and values.

Through the analysis of scholarship and theory, be prepared to consider power structures, social functions, and conceptions of diversity as integral to defining and shaping community and policy.

As a result of opportunities both on and off campus, be prepared to engage in research and scientific inquiry, participate in the education of communities, strive toward change-making action, or take on leadership roles informed by coursework.

Be prepared for this, and much more!

  • Garfield Institute

    In the spirit of James A. Garfield, the Garfield Institute helps both the political and apolitical explore public service in a process replete with opportunities on and off campus.

  • James H. Barrow Biological Field Station

    Less than three miles from campus, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is an active research and educational facility that not only enhances the science and environmental studies programs, but also delivers enrichment and inspiration for students in all majors.

  • Northwoods Field Station

    Hiram has an incredible rustic camp, called Northwoods Field Station. It was built by a fantastic group of Hiram students and faculty in the 1970s, and is in the Hiawatha National Forest, just minutes from Lake Superior.


The academic program at Hiram College is organized into five schools. While each school has its own focus, the overall mission of the schools is to foster integrated and experiential learning for all students, through an interdisciplinary and collaborative framework that operates both within each school and among schools. Select a circle below to learn more about that School.

School of Arts, Humanities, and Culture Scarborough School of Business and Communication School of Education, Civic Leaderships, and Social Change School of Health and Medical Humanities School of Science and Technology

Jennifer McCreight Headshot

Jennifer McCreight, Ph.D.

Director, School of Education, Civic Leadership & Social Change
Associate Professor of Education

Education College of Distinction