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Sideris, Sabrina C Instructor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • As Program Director of Community Studies and instructor with the INVST Community Leadership Program, Sabrina‚Äôs professional purpose is to help young adults decide upon a livelihood that emphasizes reflective action for social and environmental change. She is passionate about fostering community and creating affordable housing options in Boulder County, and is president of the Boulder Housing Coalition Board.


  • Service-learning, community leadership, participatory ed, democratic ed and co-created, community-based learning, organizational development & curriculum reform, especially regarding leadership training, lobbying & working in campus, city, state & national political systems, Nonviolent Communication, Nonviolence Trainer for direct action & civil disobedience, grassroots organizing, innovative young adult ed, with a focus on Peace Ed & Sustainability Education


courses taught

  • EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • INVS 4402 - Nonviolent Social Movements
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends, spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society, cooperative economics, ecology and decentralized powers.
  • LEAD 4000 - Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges: A Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges. Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes.

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)