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Dr. Jason Ware

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of TREKS Research Generator

Jason Ware


B.S. Technology, Purdue University
M.S. Curriculum Studies, Purdue University
Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, Purdue University 


Jason Ware is Sharita’s husband, and Avery, Addison, and Autumn’s dad. Jason partners with non-profit organizations within Tippecanoe County to co-investigate and respond to community indicators of community well-being. Their partnerships function to enhance quality-of-life at the neighborhood level by centering neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and homelessness intervention. Jason has worked extensively with the Faith Community Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, the Edgelea Neighborhood Coalition, and the City of Lafayette to impact local issues. Jason weaves this community well-being focus throughout his teaching, discovery, and engagement at Purdue. Jason has served as a board member for: 1) the Hanna Community Center, 2) the New Community School, 3) Leadership Lafayette, and 4) Habitat for Humanity-Lafayette.




Select Publications:


Mary Lang, Justin MacNeill, Ethan Edwards, Ethan Glaser, Ben Hardin, Jared Huber, Elizabeth Spyratos & Jason Ware (2023) A Cross-Sectional Examination of Evictions in Lafayette, Indiana in August 2020 During a Gap in Federal and State Eviction Moratoria, Local Development & Society, DOI:26883597.2023.2227917

Dalton Garrett, William Yount, Max Otterbacher, Priya Aloor, Jessica Yeh & Jason Ware (2023) Utilizing property conditions surveying to improve wellbeing: An analysis of the Lincoln neighborhood in Lafayette, Indiana, Local Development & Society, DOI: 10.1080/26883597.2023.2192361

C. Max Otterbacher, Dalton Garrett, Nigel Taylor, William Yount & Jason Ware (2023) Lafayette affordable housing study, Local Development & Society, DOI: 10.1080/26883597.2023.2192362

Pusey, Hawkley; Mathur, Nikhil; Figliomeni, Kathryn; Srinivasan, Nanditha; Dehn, Keely R.; and Ware, Jason A. (2022) "Exploring the Impact of the Habitat for Humanity Home-Building Process on Partner Families' Holistic Well-Being," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 9 : Iss. 1, Article 12., DOI: 1288284317398

Coltin, Eli; Flaningam, Eric; Newell, Jace; and Ware, Jason (2021) "Impacting Community Well- Being in Lafayette, Indiana, in the Midst of a Pandemic," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1, Article 19. DOI: 10.5703/1288284317422 

Book Chapters:

Caterina-Knorr, T., Ware, J., and Talmadge, C. (2022). Issues of inequality, race, and disaster at the community level. In Brennan, B., Phillips, R., Walzer, N. & Hales, B. (Eds). Creating Caring Communities to Overcome Times of Crisis. USA.: Routledge.

Ware, J. (2020). Situating critical-constructive didaktik to analyze undergraduate students’ bildung. In Sengupta, E., & Blessinger, P. (Eds). International perspectives on integrating community service into the curriculum: Humanizing Higher Education. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing.

Ware, J., & Jengelley, D. (2018) Multi-year initiatives for enhancing diverse students’ outcomes within large public honors colleges and programs. In Harper, G. (Ed). Diversity, equity and inclusion in honors Education (pp.149-162). New Castle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Undergraduates' Publications:

Coltin, Eli (2021) "Good Data for Good Decisions about Resident Retention Analysis on Resident Retention," The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Vol. 11, Article 10.

Flaningam, Eric; Keyerleber, Hanna; and Embry, Christopher (2021) "Investigating the Effect of Community-Based Educational Robotics Programs on Underrepresented Youth," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1, Article 10. pjsl/vol8/iss1/10

Newell, Jace T.; Coltin, Eli W.; and Flaningam, Eric D. (2021) "Automated Data Processing: Making Community Indicators Possible for Lafayette, Indiana," The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Vol. 11, Article 13.

Otterbacher, C. Max (2021) "Profile Interview with Faculty Mentor Dr. Jason Ware," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1, Article 22. DOI: 10.5703/1288284317425

Bellamy, Lauren (2020) "Measuring Well-Being Among School-Aged Children: Seeking a Developmentally Appropriate Qualitative Approach," The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Vol. 10, Article 12. DOI:

Chianelli, Nathan (2019) "Examining the Barriers to Community Engagement in a Low-Income Lafayette Community," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1, Article 6. DOI: 10.5703/1288284316980

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D'Aloia, Mark and Young, Nick (2020) "A Purdue Community Partner: The Hartford Hub of Lower Lincoln," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1, Article 21.

Carey, Breeah S.; Jankowski, Lauren; Long, Madison; and Walker, Joshua (2018) "Hartford Hub: Transforming Lower Lincoln," Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1, Article 9.
DOI: 10.5703/1288284316823

Francisco, Luke (2018) "Out of the Box: The Wide World of Well-Being," The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research: Vol. 8, Article 34. DOI:1288284316764


Gerald Bepko Faculty Engagement Award Finalist (2023)—Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award (2022)—Purdue University

Outstanding Teaching Award (2022)—Purdue University, John Martinson Honors College

Service-Learning Award (2022)—Purdue University, Office of Engagement-Service-Learning

Experiential Education Champion (2022)—Purdue University, Office of Experiential Education

Jefferson Award (2022)—Multiplying Good

Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board Honorary Inductee, Class of 2022 Teaching Academy Fellow (2021)—Purdue University

Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support During COVID-19 (2021)—Purdue University

Scholarship of Engagement Fellow (2020)—Purdue University, Office of EngagementService-Learning Fellow

(2019)—Purdue University, Office of Engagement, Service-Learning

Teaching for Tomorrow Fellow (2018)—Purdue University

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Pillar Award (2018)—Purdue University, John Martinson
Honors College 

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