Sarah Stanlick

Professor of Practice
Director of the Center for Community Engagement
Williams Hall 020 - 31 Williams Drive


Ph.D., Lehigh University
Human rights, civic identity, global citizenship, transformative learning, inquiry-based teaching and learning, cultivating learner agency


Sarah Stanlick is the founding director of Lehigh University’s Center for Community Engagement and a professor of practice 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. Her current interests include inquiry-based teaching and learning, global citizenship, transformative learning, and cultivating learner agency.

Courses Taught

  • SOAN/HMS 120: Values and Ethics in Community-Engaged Research

  • SOC 302/402: Sociology of Cyberspace

  • SOC 355/461: Sociology of Education

  • SOAN/HMS 196: Purposeful Curiosity

Recent Publications and Projects

  • Co-Curator of the SLCE Future Directions Project and Co-Editor of the Special Section of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

  • Stanlick, S.E. (2015). Getting “Real” about Transformation: The Role of Brave Spaces in Creating Disorientation and Transformation.  Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(2), pp. 117-121.

  • Howard, J.P. & Stanlick, S.E. (2015). A Call for a National Strategic Plan.  Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(2), pp. 128-131.

  • Stanlick, S. E. (2015). Quality and directionality of global citizenship identity development in the context of online and offline reflections during an introductory global citizenship course (Order No. 3714480). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1708665337).

  • Gisolo, G., & Stanlick, S. E. (2012). Promoting Global Citizenship Outside the Classroom: Undergraduate-Refugee Service Learning at Lehigh University. Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, 2(2), 98-122.

  • Fine, D.J., Stanlick, S.E., and Hunter, W.D. (In Press).  From Theory to Practice: Global Citizenship in North American Higher Education.  Chapter for the Economic and Social Research Council, London, UK.

  • Hammond, T., Bozdin, A. M., & Stanlick, S. E. (2014). Redefining the Longitude/Latitude Experience with a Scaffolded Geocache. The Social Studies, 1-8.