Sandra Lawrence teaches courses in antiracist multicultural education, whiteness and the construction of identity, methods of curriculum design and instruction, and qualitative research methods in personality psychology. Her research interests include: white racial identity development, antiracist professional development of teachers, and social justice education.
Lawrence's writing has been published in Teaching and Teacher Education, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching of Psychology, and the Teacher Educator, among other scholarly journals. She has also coauthored an article with former dean of the College at Mount Holyoke and now president of Spelman College Beverly Daniel Tatum for Teachers College Record and chapters in two anthologies, Beyond Heroes and Holidays (NECA, 1998) and Off/White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society (Routledge, 1996).
- "Questioning Authority: Lawrence on Making "Dirty Dozen"," Office of Communications, January 17, 2007