Sarah Chase

  • they/them
  • Graduate Administrative Assistant


0250 Lagomarcino Hall
901 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1041



While I started my career as a high school English and speech teacher, I discovered a passion for teaching college students when I started my Master’s program. After completing that degree, I stayed at Iowa State as a teaching professor in the English department. I particularly enjoyed teaching gender studies courses and bridging my K-12 and higher education passions by teaching teacher preparation courses. Currently, I am working to complete my PhD in the School of Education. Outside of these professional pursuits, I enjoy spending time with loved ones–playing nerdy games, traveling and trying new food, watching movies, and being outside with my dog.

Research Interests

  • preservice teachers and teacher preparation programs
  • Whiteness & Niceness
  • education policy
  • social justice movements and activism
  • contemporary feminisms and feminist theory
  • popular culture and cinema


PhD in Social & Cultural Studies of Education, Iowa State University, 2024 (Expected)

MA in English Literature, Iowa State University, 2016

BA in Secondary English Education, Wartburg College, 2011