Associate Professor, Political Science
James Madison University (VA)
Abraham (Abe) Goldberg is an associate professor of political science at James Madison University (VA) with teaching and research interests in civic learning and engagement, American democracy, community placemaking, and higher education. Embedded in all of his work is a deep commitment to building a more inclusive, just, and equitable society. He previously served as director of the university’s James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and as director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Goldberg’s recently published journal articles and book chapters on civic learning appear in PS: Political Science and Politics; Teaching Civic Engagement Globally (American Political Science Association); Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: Reclaiming Our Civic Purpose (Lexington Books); and the eJournal of Public Affairs. He has also written extensively on how the built environment of urban places and the accessibility of community amenities contribute to the social connectivity, health, and happiness of residents, as found in Social Science and Medicine, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Affairs Review, and the Journal of Urbanism.