Scholar-Activist Alliance

What is the Scholar-Activist Alliance?


The Scholar-Activist Alliance (SAA) is a new way to connect scholars, researchers, and students with community groups’ real needs, thus providing a path for academic research to have real world impacts on peoples’ lives. For example, a community group in Southern West Virginia may need a graduate student to study the organic compounds showing up in well water to better know the source and how to stop this drinking water contamination. A graduate student may be deciding on the subject of his or her thesis or dissertation and wanting a way for that research to be more than theoretical. The Scholar-Activist Alliance can help both of these goals. For more information, please contact Jordan at



Thank you to Heartwood for funding further improvement of the Scholar-Activist Alliance!