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Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Coordinator, STEM Teacher Development, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Education

PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020

M.Ed., Physics Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2007

B.S., Astrophysics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2002

Research & Service

Dr. Lindgren’s work focuses on youth-oriented Sustainability Education, including Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, and its impact on decision-making in the home, both in the United States and abroad. Her work is situated in topics of household energy and sustainable agriculture. She examines the agentive capacity of youth in their ability to affect change in their homes and communities through purposeful sustainability education programming in formal and informal settings. Internationally, her work is focused on the introduction of efficient cookstoves in resource-limited settings and the role that education and youth play in advancing energy transitions and strengthening community resilience. Domestically, she examines quality environmental education programming that addresses access and equity, as a way to connect youth and their households to their local environments. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated faculty in the department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering and the Technology Entrepreneurship Center in the Grainger College of Engineering.         

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Publications

Jahnke, K., & Lindgren, S. A. (2021). You Teach Us: Peer teaching in the engineering classroom. In Proceedings of 128th annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference

Lindgren, S. A. (2021). Cookstove implementation and education for sustainable development: A review of the field and proposed research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 146, [111184]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111184  link >

Lindgren, S. A., Morris, K., & Price, A. (2021). Designing environmental storylines to achieve the complementary aims of environmental and science education through science and engineering practices. Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 239-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1949569  link >

Lindgren, S. A. (2021). Sustainability Education For Namibian Youth to Advance Efficient CookstovesAnd Energy Development. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, (24). https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/consilience/article/view/7952/4331

Lindgren, S. A. (2020). A broader definition of cookstove stakeholder: The inclusion of youth and education in sustainable energy development. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development.

Lindgren, S. A. (2020). Clean cooking for all? A critical review of behavior, stakeholder engagement, and adoption for the global diffusion of improved cookstoves. Energy Research and Social Science, 68, [101539]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101539  link >

Lindgren, S., Sebestik, J., & Valocchi, A. J. (2016). Using an aquifer simulation to investigate relationships between ground water, human activity, and drought (P12 Resource Exchange). ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2016-June.

Sebestik, J., & Lindgren, S. (2016). Using stickers and copper tape to prototype and explore electrical circuits (P12 Resource Exchange). Paper presented at 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, United States.

Hu, Y., Valocchi, A. J., Lindgren, S. A., Ramos, E. A., & Byrd, R. A. (2015). Groundwater Modeling with MODFLOW as a Web Application. GroundWater, 53(6), 834-835. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12372  link >

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Courses

Education and Social Justice (EPOL 316)

Education and Social Justice (EPOL 380) Introduces students to key definitions, theories, and practices of justice in education. Using a combination of philosophical and political theory-based analyses of the features of justice: fairness, equity, representation, responsibility, and difference, among others, readings invite students to consider how education and schooling can help to nurture democratic ties and equity. Synchronous attendance required. Canvas LMS.

Ed for Glbl EnvironmentSustain (EPOL 490) Offers opportunity for an individual to study, on or off campus, selected problems, trends, and new developments in education or to conduct specialized investigations for the improvement of instructional programs. Synchronous attendance required. Canvas LMS.

Survey Methods (EPOL 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS.

Survey Methods (EPOL 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS. ONLINE STUDENT SECTION.

Education and Social Justice (EPS 380)

Survey Methods (EPS 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education.

Survey Methods (EPS 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. ONLINE STUDENT SECTION.

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