Academic Departments

Sarah Burrows, Ed.D.

Office: Klingbeil

Tel: 617-243-2394


Department: Communication


  • Ed.D. Organizational Leadership & Communication, Northeastern University, A.B.D.
  • M.S. Communications Management, Simmons College
  • B.F.A., NYSCC at Alfred University


  • COM 400 Field Experience Seminar
  • COM 799 Graduate Internship Capstone
  • IDS 399 Internship Seminar


Sarah Burrows is the Director of Internship Programs and Assistant Professor of Communication. She served as the Internship Program Director and was on the Communications faculty at Simmons College for twelve years. Sarah also has extensive professional experience, including non-profit management, serving as program director and manager for local media outlets and running her own business. In addition to teaching the internship seminar, in both the undergraduate and graduate Communication programs, Sarah is the faculty liaison with the Washington Semester Program through American University. Sarah works closely with all academic departments at Lasell as well as Career Services on placement and programming connected with our academic internships.

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?

"What is most important to walk away from my class is a better sense of professional direction, a better idea of your individual skill set and greater self-awareness and self-confidence. A student does not need to know all the answers but should know how to ask the right questions and where to look for the answers."

What do you like about teaching at Lasell?

"I like the small class size and individual attention that allows. Working with both undergraduate and graduate students is very fulfilling as they are at different stages of their academic careers; this allows me to expand my own teaching skills."

What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?

"Connected learning is central to my philosophy of teaching. As a kinesthetic learner I can relate to what brought students to Lasell. I’m a strong believer in accountability; as college students you must begin to create your own destiny and shape your own future. I am here as a guide, facilitator and mentor."

How does your professional background influence your time in the classroom with students?

"I’ve worked in several different types of organizations in different industries, so I bring some knowledge from those experiences into the classroom. In my role as the Director of Internship Programs, I go on site visits to the internship sites, so I remain current with what is happening with integrated marketing Communications."

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