Rosie Lynch

Research & Communications Associate

rosie.lynch@future.edu

Education

  • B.A. James Madison University

 

Biography

Rosie Lynch has been committed to social justice since early in her undergraduate studies (when she also happened to take her first course in the SEED-SCALE method of social change). She is charting a career path in higher education with a great interest in the transformative potential of higher education for individuals, communities, and society at large. Her research interests include sustainability (especially in social contexts), social movements, Eastern religious traditions, and contemplative practices (like yoga and meditation). Rosie lives in Harrisonburg, VA with her fiancé (who also works in education) and their two cats. In her free time, she likes to read books (and Youtube comments), organize for climate justice, try to grow plants, and cook delicious vegan and vegetarian food.

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).