Staff Faculty


ROSIE LYNCH

Strategy & Impact Associate

rosie.lynch@future.edu

Education

  • B.A. James Madison University
  • M.A. Future Generations University
Biography
Rosie Lynch advances the university’s growth through official communications with donors, prospective students, alumni, and partners as the Strategy & Impact Associate. She has been part of the Future Generations team since 2015. Rosie earned her Bachelor of Arts with Summa Cum Laude Honors from James Madison University, double majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Religion with a minor in Asian Studies. She received one of the Honors College’s Hillcrest Scholarships to fund independent research on an international yogic tradition in Mysore, India, resulting in an ethnography published for her Senior Honors thesis. She brings this educational background plus eight years of experience in higher education instruction and extensive community organizing to enact Future Generations mission. Rosie also earned her Master of Arts in Applied Community Development in the Class of 2020.
From 2014-2020, Rosie volunteered as a climate activist leader in Harrisonburg, Virginia – first as a campus student activist and then with the community-based organization, Climate Action Alliance of the Valley. Rosie recently moved from the United States to El Salvador, where her husband teaches middle School English while Rosie continues to work for Future Generations from afar. In her free-time she loves creative writing, learning new vegetarian recipes, and supporting sustainable development in the Salvadoran communities she visits in her new country.
Publications
  • Lynch, R. and Pappas, E. “A Model for Teaching Large Classes: Facilitating a ‘Small Class Feel,’” (International Journal of Higher Education, 2017).
  • Pappas, E., Lynch, R. Pappas, J. and M. Chamberlain. “Fast Change: Immersive Self-Development Strategies for Everyday Life,” (forthcoming, 2017).
  • Lynch, R. “Bending and Binding: What Builds and Bounds the Ashtanga Yoga Community,” (Thesis presented at the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology’s May Symposium, James Madison University, VA, 2017).
  • Lynch, R., and N. Pinkerd. “Stakes at the Family Dinner Table: Authority, Morality, Identity,” (Paper presented at the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology May Symposium, James Madison University, VA, 2017).
  • Lynch, R. “Campaign Strategy: The Basis for Successful Change,” (Presentation at the Conference on Student-led Social Change, James Madison University, VA, 2017).
  • Lynch, R., and L. Wheeler. “Non-violent Direct Action: Taking a Stand to Gain Support,” (Presentation at the Conference on Student-led Social Change, James Madison University, VA, 2017).
  • Lynch, R. “Studying Yoga: Practice, Language, and Philosophy in Mysore, India,” ( Talk presented as a prior recipient at the Hillcrest Scholarship Banquet, James Madison University, VA, 2016) .
  • Cairns, N., Lundquist, K., Pinkerd, N., Lynch, R., Reese, A., and M. Kennedy (Panel Session). “Narrative Socialization of Middle-Class American Families,” (Presentation at the 7th Annual MADRush Undergraduate Research Conference, James Madison University, VA, 2016).
  • Pappas, E., Lynch, R., Pappas, J. “Fast Change: Teaching Intentional Self-Development,” (Presentation at the 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., VA , 2016).
  • Pappas, E., and R. Lynch. “Performance Teaching: Theatrical Characteristics of Large Class Teaching,” (Presentation at the Conference on Teaching Large Classes, Virginia Tech., VA, 2015).
  • Pappas, E., and R. Lynch. “Individual Sustainability: Teaching Intentional Self-Development in Large Classes,” (Presentation at the Conference on Teaching Large Classes, Virginia Tech., VA, 2016).
  • Pappas, E., and R. Lynch. “The Sustainable Personality,” (Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, James Madison University, VA, 2015).
  • Pappas, E., and R. Lynch. “Using Cognitive Dissonance as a Teaching Tool,” (Presentation at the Center for Faculty Innovation’s May Symposium, James Madison University, VA, 2015).
  • R. Lynch and E. Pappas. “Barriers to Effective Learning: Classroom Methodologies that help Students Maintain Productive Lives,” (Poster Presentation at the 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., VA, 2015).