Sharon Lamb

Sexuality Education SIG (Special Interest Group),

Gender and Education Association Executive

Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling Psychologyat  UMass Boston. She has a degree in psychology and also in philosophy but her work in both fields is informed by her graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Education and her current position in a College of Human Development and Education.  Sharon has written, edited, or co-authored 10 books and won two awards: the Books for a Better Life Award, for Packaging Girlhood, and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research’s book award for Sex, Therapy, and Kids. She is a co-author of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force Report on the Sexualization of Girls. Her book on her Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society curriculum (the SECS-C) isSex Ed for Caring Schools: Creating an Ethics-Based Curriculum, published by Teachers College Press. Her most recent book, with Tangela Roberts and Ali Plocha, is Girls of Color, Sex, and Sex Education published by Palgrave. Sharon is currently working with her students on a project examining the ethical reasoning of bystanders who intervene or choose not to intervene in “sketchy” sexual situations. Sharon has two grown sons, two little grandsons, and in her home in Vermont she has a Vizsla and a husband/pianist. She is probably, according to Trump, a “nasty woman.”