LAC's Career Planning and Internship Advantage

Sharon Timberlake

Professor of Leadership Studies and Internship
Sharon Timberlake


162O Lewiston-Auburn College

Contact Information

Phone: 753-6586

Dr. Sharon Timberlake earned her BA from Colby College and her MA and PhD from USM's Muskie School of Public Service.  She teaches Leadership, Organizational Theory, Conflict, Risk, Diversity in the Workplace, Toward a Global Ethics, Managing Organizational Change and Development, and Research Methods, among other courses in the Leadership and Organizational Studies (LOS) Program at LAC. Her research and publications have focused on collaboration, particularly among municipalities in response to the arrival of newcomer populations and issues related to gender and the workplace. Prior to joining the academic community at LAC, Dr. Timberlake worked for the Maine Ethics Commission and for over twenty years with the Maine Department of Labor focusing on economic development, migrant labor, low income youth and older worker programs, and employment and training. She later served as the Director of Dislocated Worker Programs for a nonprofit agency in Washington, DC and as the Executive Director of a social service agency in Portland that provided childcare for young low-income families, outdoor adventure-based counseling for at-risk youth, and a drop-in center for homeless teens.

Her community service work includes serving on the Board of the Locker Project providing nutritious food to school children in Maine.

We are here for you!

Janet Etzel and Sandi Croft have teamed up to offer you monthly Internship Informational meetings.

Join them as they calm your anxiety and answer your questions about your upcoming Internship 447 class. 

They will discuss the prosess step by step and get you on the right path to a successful internship!

Check out the Events on our website for dates, times and room #s.  January schedule: February schedule