Staff Faculty


ROSIE LYNCH

Strategy & Impact Associate

rosie.lynch@future.edu

Education

  • B.A. James Madison 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 Eastern Religious Traditions with a minor in Asian Studies. She brings this educational background plus five years of experience in higher education instruction and extensive community organizing work to enact Future Generations University’s mission.
In her free time she devotes herself to climate justice organizing as a Steering Committee member of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley (CAAV): a volunteer organization based in Virginia’s stunning Shenandoah Valley with a mission to limit the impact of humans on Earth’s climate in order to protect the future of Earth and its inhabitants. Rosie currently serves on this organization’s Education & Events sub-committee. In this capacity, she has helped organize local rallies, public forums, event-based and online fundraising campaigns, community outreach events and more. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia with her husband who is an inspiring youth development leader as a middle school English teacher and summer Camp Director.
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).