The Civic Learning Lab at UA Crossroads is a solution engine for educators and community leaders committed to fostering a healthy, democratic society. The Lab is a collaborative, project-based learning environment where team members develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of civic learning and democratic engagement. 

Values in Action












The Defense Against The Dark Arts Of Civic Life

Combatting Notification Bombardment with Peer-to-Peer Outreach 

by Christyna Reagan


Graduate Student, American Studies

The Dark Arts of Felony Disenfranchisement and Moral Turpitude Laws

by Daniel Lynn

Undergraduate Student, Microbiology and History 

False Polarization


by Dr. Elliot Panek


Associate Professor, College of Communication and Information Sciences

"This internship has helped me discover a passion for civic learning and democratic engagement that will reach far beyond one semester.”

Emily Adcock, Student

Our team

Dr. A. Jackson Harris

Lab Director

Emily Adcock

Content and Strategy Intern

Samuel Miller

Civic Learning Lab Intern

Lauren Herba

Digital Content Intern

Current Projects

Carl A. Elliott Civic Leadership Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided Story Maps tour that presents a story of Congressman Carl A. Elliott (1913-1999). This walk across campus takes you through the pivotal moments of Elliott’s time at UA and in later public service, highlighting places and landmarks associated with his life. This tour provides a unique exploration of Elliott’s legacy and provides an opportunity for reflection on the qualities of leadership that continue to be essential for American civic life in the 21st century.

Contributors: Rolland Grady, Garrett Marchand, Dr. A. Jackson Harris

UFE 202: Fellow Citizens

The Civic Learning Lab is collaborating with the University Fellows Experience to enhance the civic development components of its curriculum. Through a sophomore year course inspired by the “Capstone Creed,” students will deepen their understanding of self and community, cultivating a sense of individual and civic responsibility.

Campus Partner: Robert E. Witt University Fellows Program

Civic Book Club Pilot

This Civic Book Club is an initiative to highlight the importance of civic values and civic knowledge. Participants are encouraged to explore the selected text together throughout the semester. Meetings provide an opportunity to practice intellectual discussion with fellow students, hosted by UA staff.