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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.


Congratulations to 11 of our students who recently completed their internships!

Katherine Brostek
     Preble Street

Andrea Cooper
     AARP Maine

Huda Daud
     Maine Immigrant & Refugee

Dominic Desjardins
     Woodfords Family Services

Benjamin Gauthier
     A & L Laboratory
     A Divisioin of Granite State
     Analytical, LLC

Kayla Gelinas
     St. Mary's d'Youville Pavillion

Joshua Jacques
     IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Vanessa Nadeau
     DHHS Child & Family
     Services/Adoption Agency

Rachel Normandeau
     Catholic Charities of Maine
     Refugee & Immigration Services

Amy Pelchat
     Central Maine Medical Center

Gabriella Rojas
     Brown Dog Inn