Sarah Lashley joined the faculty and staff of Centre College in 2012 as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and assistant professor of environmental studies.
Prior to joining the Centre College community, she taught in the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology at Colby College in Waterville, Maine as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Human Rights. She has also served as an environmental education Peace Corps volunteer in northeastern Ukraine and worked as an instructional consultant for the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.
Her primary research interests are in the areas of collaborative problem-solving, conflict management, environmental inequality, and faculty development. She is particularly interested in identifying and understanding the factors that promote and hinder collaboration. Current projects include: assessing the variations within small college and university faculty development centers, which may be masked by virtue of our institutional banners, that have the potential to influence collaboration; and, understanding how the characteristics of environmental justice conflicts have bearing on the structure, management, and functioning of collaborative processes.
At Centre, she teaches environmental conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, urban sustainability, environmental justice, and introductory sociology courses.
She earned her M.S and Ph.D. degrees in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. with honors in environmental studies from Allegheny College.
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