Community Engagement


Community Engagement is the heart and soul of my teaching philosophy. My research on risk communication is also motivated by how can community be engaged during the time of risk.


  1. Baniya, S., Brien, A., Call, K., Kumar, R., (2021) Serving Internationally: Enhancing Digital Literacy in Rural Nepal amid a Pandemic. Reflections. Accepted
  2. Baniya, S., Brien, A., Call, K., Rethinking Service Learning in Technical Communication via Global Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Context. Programmatic Perspective 2021 Special Issue, Administering TPC Programs in Times of Crisis. November, 2021
  3. Baniya, S., Kumari, A, Johnson, GP., Doan, S., Schwarz, VM., (2021). Building an International Coalitional Listserv for and by Graduate Students: The Critical Digital Literacies of nextGEN. Computers and Composition. December, 2021
  4. Baniya, S., Edwards, J, Sano-Franchini, J, & Walwema, J. (2022) Revisiting Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication through Social Justice and Intercultural Frameworks: Findings from Survey Research. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Fall 2022
  5. Baniya, S. (2023). Community Engagement. In J. Tham (Eds), Keywords in Design Thinking: A Primer For Makers, Designers, & Technical Communicators. Parlor Press.
  6. Baniya S., & Weech, S. (2019). Data and Experience Design: Negotiating Community-Oriented Digital Research with Service-Learning. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6,11–16.
  7. Kumari, A, Baniya, S., & Larson, K. (2020). The Necessity of Genre Disruption in Organizing an Advocacy Space for and by Graduate Students. Xchanges, 15 (1), 1-8.
  8. Baniya, S; Diab, K; Hendrickson, B; Grayson, M.L; Holly, H; Kumari, A; Larson, K; Messina, C.M; Paul, G; Ruiz, I. (2019) “Where we Are: Dialogue and Disciplinary Space.” Composition Studies, 47 (2): 203–210.


Office of Engagement, Purdue University

  • Service-Learning Grant for Business Writing Class. Fall 2018 ($3400)
  • Service-Learning Grant for Rhetorics of Service-Learning. Fall 2018 ($1850)
  • Service-Learning Grant for Business Writing Class. Spring 2018($1500)


Purdue University Graduate Pedagogy Showcase Award 2019

  • Baniya, S., Auckely, D., Harber, J., (2019) Engaging with Community via Digital Communication Practices: A Reflection on Service-Learning Oriented Business Writing Class. Best of the Showcase