Amanda's educational background and scholarship is informed by 15 years of experience as an educator in the United States, Peru, Canada, and the Netherlands. She taught children, youth and adults from diverse backgrounds in formal and informal learning spaces. As a recent awardee of Lesley’s Junior Faculty Fellowship, she is continuing research on the use of the arts as a tool for language learning in public schools within the Boston area.
She has presented and published internationally on her research interests: feminist/critical/public pedagogy, applied theatre, youth studies, multicultural education, research-based theatre, and additional language learning. Amanda’s passion lies in building safe spaces in which individuals can creatively and critically co-construct pedagogy. She teaches in both the Language and Literacy and Creative Arts in Learning programs. Amanda is chair of Lesley’s Diversity Council.
BFA, Emerson College
MAT, Dominican University
PhD, University of British Columbia