March 2, 2024

Author Keynote and Workshops: Supporting Youth Mental Health, Jan. 11

Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author of “Mind Over Monsters: Supporting Youth Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge,” will be on the UMW campus on Thursday, January 11, for an interactive keynote and workshops with faculty and staff. She is the Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning in the Center for Faculty Excellence at Simmons University, where she also teaches in the Psychology Department as an Associate Professor of Practice. Sarah’s research considers the interplay of emotions, motivation, learning, and quality of life. Her most recent research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, convenes a network of scholars to develop teaching practices aimed at greater effectiveness and equity in undergraduate biology education. She is the author of four books, blogs for “Psychology Today,” and writes essays for venues like Literary Hub and “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

The 90-minute interactive keynote address will begin at 9 a.m., and the 75-minute workshops will begin at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All events will take place in Chandler Ballroom C at the Cedric Rucker University Center. Registration is required for all events.
Information about the keynote address and workshops, including registration, is available at UMW Learn or by contacting Victoria Russell, Director of UMW’s Center for Teaching, at vrussel3@umw.edu.