Keynote Speaker

Sarah Rose Cavanagh

We look forward to welcoming Sarah Rose Cavanagh as our Keynote Speaker on Friday, September 16th at the Campus Instructional Facility.

Sarah Rose Cavanagh is a psychologist, professor, and Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at Simmons University, where she teaches classes on affective science and mental health, researches the intersections of emotion, motivation, and learning, and provides educational development for faculty. Sarah offers keynote addresses and workshops at colleges, national and international conferences, and writes blogs and essays for Psychology Today, LitHub, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. In her free time she enjoys reading fiction, spending time by the sea with her canine and human daughters, and cooking up pescatarian meals for good friends. Learn more about Sarah at

The Symposium Steering Committee would like to thank the Office of the Provost for providing support for this Keynote event.

View Sarah's Slides and Resource Guide (PDF) from her presentation.

Free for UIUC Faculty and Staff