Ben Trager, Lecturer in Educational Policy and Community Studies

Ben Trager, PhD

  • Lecturer, Educational Policy and Community Studies

Ben has a professional background in education, training, and management. Ben is interested in internships and service-learning, especially how these practices can support the professional and civic development of students. He's also excited about building partnerships with the myriad of nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies across the metropolitan area. At the CCBLLR, Ben directs the campus's service learning portfolio of over 1,500 students each semester in 60+ courses, and supports the implementation of the internship programs, which provide community-based work opportunities for students. He also supports the CCBLLR staff in their roles. In his spare time Ben enjoys swimming, going to live music, and exploring the Milwaukee food scene.


  • PhD in Urban Education, UW-Milwaukee
  • MA General Education, Loyola Marymount University
  • BA History and Spanish, Saint Louis University