I find great joy in teaching and mentoring. It has been my pleasure to teach many university courses over the last several years and to build relationships with undergraduates, graduate, and postdoctoral students.
In addition to autonomous learning, I have invested in the craft of teaching by participating in classes at the Teaching and Learning Commons at UC San Diego, including the Introduction to College Teaching and the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars Program.
Because of my experience and commitment to the pursuit effective and enjoyable pedagogy, I have earned the following roles and rewards:
2019-2020 Institutional Researcher. Project: Curriculum Mapping and Undergraduate Program Assessment for the Department of Sociology, UC San Diego.
2019 Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, UC San Diego Sociology.
2018-2020 Graduate Writing Consultant, UC San Diego.
2018 Associate In (Instructor of Record): Field Methods, UC San Diego Sociology.
2017 Graduate Teaching Consultant, UC San Diego.
2017 Hired onto a small interdisciplinary team organized by UC San Diego's Teaching and Learning Commons and the UC San Diego Graduate Division to develop the first university wide Instructional Assistant (IA) handbook.
2016-2017 Senior/Head Teaching Assistant responsible for training, supporting, and facilitating workshops for educators in the department.
2016 Associate In (Instructor of Record): Economy and Society, UC San Diego.
2016-2017 Participated in Sociology's flagship Research Apprentice Program. As one of a handful of participating faculty and graduate students, I interviewed and selected an undergraduate to mentor via research apprenticeship for two quarters.
INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD:
Soc 121: Economy and Society
Soc 104: Field Methods
100% of those who evaluated me recommended me as an instructor
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Soc 2: The Study of Society (intro course)
Soc 10: American Society: Social Structure and Culture in the U.S.
Soc 60: The Practice of Social Research (methods)
Soc 119: Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual Identities
Soc 120: Sociology of Drugs
Soc 125: Sociology of Immigration
Soc136E and F: Sociology of Mental Illness, historical and contemporary
Soc 137: Sociology of Food
Soc138: Genetics and Society
Soc140: Sociology of Law
Soc150: Madness and the Movies
economic sociology, culture, work & occupations, medical sociology, organizations, social psychology, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, inequalities, stratification, social justice, public sociology, social welfare, methods, capstone/honors, pedagogy.
Student, Field Methods
Professor DePalma was an incredible professor. She worked hard in providing us with things we needed in order to do well. She was always making sure that the students understood what was happening in the class and what she was asking of us.
Student, Economy and Society
VERY VERY GOOOD!!! VERY ENGAGING!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Erinlynn Heinrichsen, PhD
Teaching and Learning Commons, UC San Diego
You are a clear and animated speaker- easy to follow you and enjoyable to listen to. You related much of the material directly to the lives of the students and encouraged them to recognize that connection by drawing from what they know already.
Students feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.
Erica Bender, PhD
Associate Director, Writing + Critical Expression Hub
Teaching and Learning Commons, UC San Diego
By far one of Lindsay’s strengths in teaching is her level of organization and prep. It is very clear that Lindsay carefully plans every element in the class, from time management to clicker questions. For this reason, Lindsay has a commanding presence in the classroom – it’s clear that she knows what she’s doing. But it is also clear that she is approachable and cares about the students’ experiences in her class, so while she has authority she is not authoritative.
Thank you for helping me so much last week and really showing me you do care about my performance in this class. It really opened my eyes and gave me the motivation I needed to keep going.
Undergrad Mentee, RA program
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful mentor. I appreciate you and all I have learned throughout this RA process. Your work inspires me and I hope that one day I can contribute something of similar value.
Stanley Chodorow, PhD
UCSD Emeritus in History
Led Dissertation Writing Workshop sponsored by the Institute of Arts and Humanities
Lindsay's participation in the workshop was stellar. Her comments on other students' chapters were perceptive and constructive. She often saw issues others did not notice. She made her comments and criticisms in a way and in a tone that made them effective and helpful.