Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Focus:
Community-based learning and research; multi-modal teaching (writing, performance, contemplation); social media and education
Alice Lesnick is Term Professor of Education and the Director in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, and Convener for International Programs at Bryn Mawr College. A literacy researcher with particular interests in community-based learning and distributed knowledge, Alice's current research focuses on the dynamics of learning and teaching in a postcolonial context and on community radio as pedagogy. Alice has created and teaches a broad range of courses at the College, where she is in her 20th year. A former preschool, elementary, middle, and high school teacher, Alice is the recipient of the Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award at Bryn Mawr College and a faculty associate/teacher development facilitator with the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College; this year, she is leading an embedded professional development program in a Philadelphia charter school in partnership with the Institute. Since 2013, Alice has led the Lagim Tehi Tuma/Thinking Together Program, in which BiCo and Ghanaian university students join with community mentors each summer for action research, reflection, study, and language learning in collaboration with three education projects: an early education NGO, a community radio station, and a technology training center in Northern Ghana.