Much of Dr. Case’s research is conducted in partnership with community-based organizations. The aim of these partnerships is to identify issues or questions of importance of the community partner and addressing them in mutually beneficial ways. As such, these partnerships predominantly follow best practices in community-based participatory research and culture-specific participatory consultation.

Examples of current partners include:

  • Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit, MI
  • YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN

As a reflection of Dr. Case’s engagement efforts, she has been the recipient of the following honors:

  • 2022 Purdue University Societal Impact Fellow Program Member
  • 2022 College of Education Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award
  • 2021 Purdue University Scholarship of Engagement Fellow Program Member
  • 2021 Department of Educational Studies Faculty Award for Engagement
  • 2021 Purdue University Corps of Engagement Award, Families Tackling Tough Time Together—Faculty Contributor
  • 2020 Purdue University Service-Learning Fellow