Currently, I am an Engaged Learning Faculty Fellow at Cornell University, where I am developing the curriculum for a project-based course that introduces undergraduates to the social study and implications of data science, integrating community/public engagement regarding data collection and access. The project asks: How can we bridge (1) the rigorous, but often detached, academic study of science and technology, and (2) the practical work of data science as it is used and produced in the social world?

Prior to Cornell, I taught and assisted numerous undergraduate sociology courses at Columbia University. In 2016, I was accepted into Columbia's competitive GSAS Teaching Scholars Program, in which I designed and taught an original content course on innovation and organization(s). That same year, I was awarded the Charles Tilly Award for Outstanding Teaching by the Columbia University Department of Sociology for my teaching in Diane Vaughan's course on Mistake, Misconduct, & Disaster.

I have also had the privilege to work as a writing consultant for undergraduate and graduate students at the Columbia University Writing Center. Drawing on the skills developed at the Writing Center, my colleague and I launched a worker cooperative of academic editors and writing coaches in 2018. Continually inspired by my encounters with other writers, I am in the process of designing a graduate course on writing for the social sciences.

Courses taught as assistant:

Sociology of Work and Gender

The Social World

Mistake, Misconduct, and Disaster

Organizing Innovation

Senior Research Seminar

Courses taught as instructor of record:

The Organization of Innovation

© 2018 by S.E. Sachs

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