Alice Lesnick

Chair and Term Professor in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program and Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Alice Lesnick headshot


Phone 610-526-7944
Office Hours
Monday 2:00pm-4:00pm

And by appointment.


Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Focus

Community-building in education and mentoring; community-based and collaborative learning; conflict resolution and restorative practice.


Alice Lesnick is Term Professor of Education and Chair, Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Department; Associate Dean for Global Engagement; and Co-Director of Lagim Tehi Tuma (LTT), an undergraduate summer program and praxis hub based in Dalun, Ghana and the Philadelphia metro area. As Associate Dean for Global Engagement (a role she inaugurated in 2016), Alice has guided a network of committees concerned with the institution’s global engagement, including grants and/or funding programs for students, faculty, and staff. She collaborated to create and steward institutional partnerships and to build College’s travel preparedness infrastructure, including the Travel Registry and Travel Safety Council. As a faculty member, Alice has taught a wide range of courses and since 2006 has served as Chair of the Education Department. Her current research, forthcoming in a book to be published by Lever Press, amplifies the wisdom of care work using an innovative research methodology of deep listening and co-writing. Peer-reviewed articles written with collaborators on dimensions of her pedagogical approach are forthcoming in the Journal of Interactive Pedagogy and Technology and the International Journal of Students as Partners. A 2021 recipient of the McPherson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service to the Community, Alice co-founded and convenes the Workplace Advisors Program for conflict resolution at the College and serves as founding member of CARLA – the coalition for anti-racist literacy at Bryn Mawr. A former p-12 and adult education teacher, Alice leads professional development for practicing educators in writing-based pedagogy as a longtime Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College. Alice holds a B.A. in English from Yale College; an M.A. in Liberal Education from St. John’s College, Santa Fe; and a Ph.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.