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Heather Lefkowitz

Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Development

Research: With a background in theological education, I am interested in contextual learning in higher education, ethics and community engagement; reflective practices in contextual learning; theological writing; storytelling for social change and creative practices in teaching (creative writing, theater and improvisation, storytelling, design thinking).

Teaching: I teach the preparatory class for the capstone internship experience, Talent Managment and Organizational Fit (2400).  I also teach and develop various curriculums for the Human and Organizational Development undergraduate capstone internship. I utilize creative practices in teaching theater and improvisation, creative writing and storytelling.

Service:  I serve on the Peabody Faculty Council; chair the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Faculty Council; and serve as Faculty VUCeptor. As a VUCeptor, I mentor individual first-year students.

Community Engagement: I belong to a number of organizations in the Nashville community. I serve on the board of Actors Bridge Ensemble and am an active volunteer with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.  I am also a writer and occasional performer in local theater.