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Kansas State University

Sarah Jane Fishback, Ph.D.

Sarah Jane Fishback

Associate Professor

Dr. Fishback has been a faculty member at Kansas State University for more than 15 years. Dr. Fishback’s activities include Wakonse Teaching Fellow, Committee member on Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence Year of the Brain, and Chair of Commission of Professors of Adult Education Special Interest Group on Neuroscience. She was selected as the 2008 Graduate Teacher of the Year in the College of Education. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, and Commission of Professors of Adult Education.

Her research interests are in the areas of cognitive development, adult learning and development, neuroscience, gender issues, motivation, and college teaching. She has authored several chapters on the effects of combat stress on learning, community college adjunct faculty and self-efficacy, and she co-authored Responding to Adult Learners in Higher Education with Carol Kasworm and Dr. Cheryl Polson.

She has presented workshops on topics relating to college teaching and neuroscience across the country. The Adult Education Department received the first Kansas State University Excellence in Achievement Award in 2012, for programs at Fort Leavenworth in which she was a key participant.