Sarah Hansen

  • Part-time Instructor

Sarah is a part-time instructor for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program. She is a change management professional with a passion for social justice, equity and inclusion, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a drive to integrate theory and real-world practice. Sarah holds a PhD in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, where her studies focused on postsecondary workforce development and organizational change. Additional research interests include the performativity of gender and sexuality, intersectional approaches to economic opportunity and inclusion, transformational leadership, and disruptive innovation.

Recent Courses


GSWS 0100: Intro to GSWS
GSWS 0001: Gender and Leadership

Education & Training

  • PhD, Administrative and Policy Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • MA, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland College Park
  • BA, English, BA, Theatre, and certificate in Feminist Literature – Cook Honors College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Representative Publications

“Improving educational and financial effectiveness through innovation: A case study of Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America,” International Journal of Educational Development (2018) 58: 149-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.04.006