Abraham Goldberg

James Madison University

Abraham Goldberg is the Executive Director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and an Associate Professor of Political Science at James Madison University. Prior to arriving at JMU in 2017, he was the Director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Abe recently co-authored a forthcoming chapter in Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: Reclaiming Our Civic Purpose with JMU President Jonathan Alger. He also published an article in the eJournal of Public Affairs arguing that colleges and universities can combat political inequality if civic education is prioritized, as well as the South Carolina Civic Health Index. Abe has also written about how the built environment of urban places and the accessibility of community amenities contributes to the social connectivity, health, and happiness of residents, as found in Social Science and Medicine, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Affairs Review, and Journal of Urbanism. He teaches undergraduate courses in civic engagement, urban planning and policy, and American politics. Abe is originally from Charleston, West Virginia and earned his doctorate from West Virginia University.

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