Amy Sarch, Ph.D.
Director of ShenEd
Position: Associate Provost & Director of ShenEd
Location: Gregory Hall 157
Employed Since: 2007
B.A., English, Binghamton University M.A., Communications, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Fields of Expertise:
Gender and Advertising, History of Advertising, Violence against Women, Sexuality and Communications
Awards & Grants:
Wilkins Award Winner 2011, AAUW Campus Project Grant 2010 for work with students who are single mothers, 2015-2018 Teagle Consortium Grant on Curricular Coherence
I am the proud mom of two incredible children, Zoe and Leo and I have a deep love of all things chocolate.
More About the Director
Amy spearheaded the revitalization of Shenandoah University’s general education curriculum, ShenEd, and has served as a consultant for colleges and universities across the United States on curriculum reform and overcoming organizational resistance to change.
She’s passionate about linking learning experiences with civic engagement in innovative ways; she started Shenandoah’s [Not Just] Women’s Center and serves on the board of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
Under her leadership, Shenandoah’s general education curriculum has incorporated a Town Hall concept, in which students in specific courses focus on a topic from the perspective of a particular discipline and share what they’ve learned at a Town Hall-style meeting near the close of a semester. Shenandoah’s take on the Town Hall concept has drawn accolades from national higher education organizations and publications.