Elisa Stone

Professor, English Department, Salt Lake Community College

Elisa Stone spent the past four years as the Associate Director of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Community Writing Center. She oversaw their Salt Lake Teens Write community youth mentoring program, which was awarded Innovation of the Year at SLCC in 2012 and was a top-10 finalist for the Community College Futures Assembly’s National Bellwether Award in 2014.  A tenured English professor who dedicates her teaching career to service-learning and community service endeavors, Elisa has spent this year helping create an anti-stigma campaign for the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with a film professor and a team of professional communications students from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The team has journeyed to various townships to produce a multi-media campaign aiming to combat stigma and encourage diagnosis and free treatment on behalf of the Desmond Tutu Youth Centre.  Elisa is also involved in the creation and implementation of a Peace & Justice Studies program, degree, and possible center at SLCC.  She serves with SLCC’s President’s Committee on Inclusivity and Equity, as well as the LGBTQ Steering Committee, where she facilitates Safe Zone trainings and helped advance a proposal for an LGBTQ Resource Center. A dedicated community volunteer and activist, Elisa is honored to generate conversations about social justice, dreams, and problem-solving with local sixth graders as part of SLCC’s Beloved Community Project.  -  Professor, Visual Art & Design Department, Salt Lake Community College