My vision as an engaged scholar is summed up by the following quotation that appears at the top of my web page:
"Unless we analyze, we cannot understand the public interest; unless we turn analysis into activity, we cannot serve it."
~Alan Gross, "The Roles of Rhetoric in the Public Understanding of Science"
I see my scholarly work as a process of learning and knowledge making that uses analytical tools (research methodologies, critical discussions) to derive understandings (theories, frameworks, and best practices). This process is ongoing and evolving through repeated enactment, review, and re-enactment. As I have said in my publications, it is important to "close the loop" in process development and always strive for a higher, more mature levels of understanding and service. These understandings contribute to public knowledge and the public good.