Amanda Lawson

Assistant Director of Research, L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship)



Academic Background

  • M.A., History, Miami University, 2019 B.A., History, Miami University, 2015 B.A., Latin American Studies, Miami University, 2015

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Writer and Content Creator, Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Faith Driven Investor, 2019-Present Research Associate, LIFE Research Lab, 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant, Miami University, 2017-2019 Director of Youth Ministries, Central College Presbyterian Church, 2015-2017

Recent Publications

Honors & Awards


Amanda has been a part of the John W Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship since 2019, working with the LIFE Research Lab. Prior to that, she attained a Master’s degree in foreign relations history, with a focus on NGO involvement in U.S.-Latin American community development. She works with Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Investor as a writer and content coordinator, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Living Hope Mission, a faith-based 501(c)3 in Cap Haitien, Haiti that is dedicated to sustainable community development through education, clean water, and Microfinance efforts.


Amanda Lawson

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • Fall 2020:
  • Virtually, by appointment


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