Sarah Stanlick, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative and Global Studies, in the Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 2021, she is serving as an ARIS Center Fellow working on a project with her colleague Dr. Katherine Foo on participation and citizen/civic science. She was the founding director of Lehigh University’s Center for Community Engagement and faculty member in Sociology and Anthropology. She previously taught at Centenary College of New Jersey and was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School, assisting the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. She has published in journals such as The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, The Social Studies, and the Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education.
Dr. Stanlick’s research is interdisciplinary at its core and focuses on how community engagement methodologies can be leveraged to tackle some of our largest societal, health, and environmental issues. She is a social scientist with an interest in and experience with digital humanities and the power of stories to transmit and transform research. Her current interests include transformative learning, global citizenship, health & human rights, and technology’s impact on our relationships and capacity to build community.
She co-chairs the Imagining America Assessing Practices of Public Scholarship (APPS) collective, which focuses on democratically-engaged assessment practices to empower and transform systems, communities, and individuals. She is a member of SSSP and the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative Steering Committee.
She is an avid gardener, ice hockey (let’s go Rangers!) fan, and considers herself a maker of many things (from crafting to baking to tinkering and beyond).
Lima, Peru, 2018
The women of the Global Citizenship cohort posed in front of this mural by the artist Decertor.
This was during the 2017-2018 trip to Cusco and Lima, Peru, with a cohort of students from the honors Global Citizenship Program. The opportunity to work with talented students in cohort and project-based, high-impact settings is a highlight for me in my professional work.