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Sara Allen
Associate Professor
Contact
Samuel C. Wax Academic Center , 231
sallen@endicott.edu
978-232-2474

Biographical Profile

Sara Johnson Allen's academic interests include the creative process, fostering creativity in the classroom, creative expression in digital forms, the use of digital portfolios for student self-expression and professional development.

She engages in research on the role communities and physical space play in the creative process and using service learning in the classroom to foster personal growth and civic engagement.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 2005. 

Accomplishments

 12/15       Invited to present on community engagement and teaching at Mount Ida College in Chestnut Hill.

 6/15       Co-founded L™ATELIER Writers™ Retreat and Workshop, which will host its second annual community of

writers in Villeferry, France in June 2016. (www.latelierwriters.org)

 5/15       Presented œCommunity Engaged Learning: Real Challenges, Authentic Solutions at the Teaching

Professor Conference in Atlanta, GA.

 5/15       Presented œDesign Thinking, Learning Labs, and Boosting Engagement in the classroom as part of the

Future Technology Scholars program at Endicott College.

 11/14       Presented œDigital Portfolios: Tools for student self expression and effective instruction at the New

England Faculty Development Consortium conference.

 9/14       Selected as one of two faculty members for the first cohort in the Future Technology Scholar Program at

Endicott College.

 8/13       Invited to serve on a committee to consult the president of the college on the role technology will play in

higher education.

 6/13       Service learning research done in partnership with Dr. Nathalie Saltikoff was presented at the New England

Faculty Development Consortium Conference in a workshop titled œService Learning Across Disciplines.

 11/13       Service learning research done in partnership with Dr. Nathalie Saltikoff was presented at the 2013

Assessment Institute (sponsored by Indiana University in Indianapolis).

 3/13       Presented œSame Client, Different Projects: Collaborative Learning through Community Service at

Center for Teaching Excellence workshop at Endicott College.

 8/05       Attended Bread Loaf Writers™ Conference at Middlebury College.

 4/05       œTonight in San Pedro awarded honorable mention in Emerson College™s annual graduate student writing

awards.

 1/05       Writer-In-Residence, The Writers™ Room, Boston.

   5/04    œThe Absence of Light was one of two submissions by Emerson College to œBest New American Voices

2006 (Harcourt).

 5/04       œThe Absence of Light awarded runner-up in Emerson College™s annual graduate student writing awards.

 4/04       œThe Absence of Light selected for Emerson College™s  Graduate Literary Forum.

 5/03       œSan Pedro awarded first place in 2003 Best New Talent Contest for  Byline Magazine.

 3/02       Received Honorable Mention in the 2002 John Gardner Memorial Short Fiction Contest for

œRegeneration. 

Courses

Creative Portfolio Development, Campaign Planning and Client Services, Advertising Fundamentals, Promotional Writing, Media and Culture II