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Lane McLelland

Director

Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Telephone: (205) 348-6930
Email: lane.mclelland@ua.edu

Lane McLelland Bio

Lane McLelland is the director of the Crossroads Community Engagement Center in the Division of Community Affairs at The University of Alabama (UA). She brings to her work over thirty years of experience in community dynamics and multicultural education. At Crossroads, she directs intercultural and civic education programming to foster more inclusive environments on campus and in local communities, specifically providing civic learning opportunities through UA's Campus DialoguesPracticing Inclusive Engagement (P.I.E.) workshops, a Sustained Dialogue course, and cultural heritage celebrations. Previous to her appointment at Crossroads, McLelland served as the assistant director in UA’s New College, where she taught courses in ethics and principles of deliberative democracy. As its assistant director, McLelland also coordinated New College’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor and developed Partners for Action and Research in Communities (PARC), its embedded community-based research internship program in Walker County.

After receiving her interdisciplinary BA in International Studies and Conflict Management from UA, McLelland spent two years teaching at Tunghai University in Taiwan and three years working in Washington, DC, with China-related organizations. Her interest in cross-cultural ethics then sent her to graduate school at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree and an M.A. in Ethics. McLelland holds a Ph.D. from UA’s College of Education, where she focused on Social and Cultural Studies in the context of higher education. 

Before returning to academia, McLelland served as a United Methodist minister and as the program director of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium at the Emory Center for Ethics. In addition to her current role at Crossroads, her classes and research focus on moral development in higher education and civic engagement models for sustainable social change.

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Paige Bolden

Assistant Director

Ferguson Student Center Suite 3617
P.O. Box 870297, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Telephone: (205) 348-6930
Email: pdbolden@ua.edu

Paige Bolden Bio

As its assistant director, Paige Bolden provides critical support and direction for the programming of the Crossroads Community Engagement Center at The University of Alabama (UA). She is responsible for the coordination of Crossroads’ Practicing Inclusive Engagement (P.I.E.) workshop curriculum and the P.I.E. Team facilitator training. Additionally, Bolden oversees undergraduate and graduate student staff development at Crossroads and teaches its Sustained Dialogue course in the Honors College and New College at UA.

Bolden graduated from UA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in December of 2013 and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication in May of 2016. She began her work in UA’s Division of Community Affairs as a graduate research assistant for Crossroads in 2014. Upon completing her master’s degree in 2016, Bolden joined the professional staff of Crossroads as its intercultural engagement coordinator and was promoted to the role of assistant director in 2018.