Lindsay Meador, PhD, joined The Teaching Center in May 2017 as Assistant Director. Previously, Lindsay worked as a faculty assistant in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University. Within her role in Anthropology, Lindsay worked with faculty and graduate student teaching teams in many courses, especially introductory courses with large enrollments. Lindsay also has extensive experience as an online instructor in University College and at the University of Massachusetts.
At The Teaching Center, Lindsay consults with faculty on effective uses of technology in teaching and learning, helping faculty facilitate student learning and engagement. This role includes providing pedagogical support on the University’s Learning Management System (LMS), currently Blackboard. Lindsay is passionate about supporting faculty in achieving their goals in incorporating technology in the classroom and utilizing technology to improve course management and execution.
Lindsay works with staff from WashU-IT and Danforth Campus schools to ensure that the learning-management system is functioning well for faculty. She also collaborates with faculty and campus partners such as the University Libraries to develop new uses of technology in teaching. Lindsay enjoys testing and implementing new ways to incorporate technological tools, such as Blackboard Collaborate, into pedagogically sound teaching practices.
As Assistant Director, Lindsay works closely with colleagues at The Teaching Center to develop, deliver, assess, and improve a variety of graduate-student and postdoc programs—including workshops, consultations, symposia, and institutes—on evidence-based teaching and professional development. She is also working with Denise Leonard on the planning, development, and improvement of the university-wide Graduate-Student Teaching Orientation and other training opportunities for graduate students. This work directly supports Washington University’s mission of excellence in teaching and learning.
Lindsay earned her bachelor’s degree at Washington University (2005) and her MA (2010) and PhD at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2017), all with an emphasis in biological anthropology. Lindsay’s disciplinary research has been on the extinct lemurs of Madagascar and their interactions with predators. Lindsay has extensive teaching experience in all subfields of anthropology, most recently instructing an online introductory course in general anthropology and assisting with courses in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.