About Us

Stella Rouse

Director's Welcome

Dr. Stella Rouse is an associate professor in UMD's Department of Government and Politics and is a nationally renowned expert on the Millennial Generation.

Tydings Hall

CDCE Mission

The Center for Democracy and Citizen Engagement educates, informs, and engages citizens and scholars in order to improve democratic governance.



The Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement is driven by a cadre of scholars dedicated to improving the health of the American democracy.