Jason Sawyer, PhD.

JASON-SAWYER-PHDJason Sawyer, co-founder of think.create.change, is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, community practitioner, and social justice worker. He is an Assistant Professor at the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University. In his practice career, he has worked in Non-profit Program Management, community organizing, teaching, the performing arts, and policy advocacy. His diverse background includes teaching theatre at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk VA, teaching English abroad, campus organizing, a Policy Fellowship at the Virginia Interfaith Center of Public Policy in grassroots organizing and social advocacy, and working in neighborhood based community organizing efforts. His research interests lie in critical pedagogy, community organization practice, positive youth development, difference, and arts based interventions. His research encompasses studies on the use of the creative process in community organizing, youth arts based program evaluation, community practice model development, and transformative arts practice.