Meet Sam Kindick, the Lead Student Fellow. Sam is a PhD candidate in the department of Classics, where he works on Latin epic and elegiac poetry, especially the works of Ovid. Before coming to CU, he earned MAs in both Classics (Florida State University) and Medieval History (Saint Louis University). On campus he’s served as both the President of the Classics Graduate Colloquium and as a Lead Instructor for the Graduate Teacher Program.
Sam brings a love of teaching and a passion for the humanities to ASSETT. At CU (and previously, at Florida State) he has taught a number of subjects, including Latin, Ancient Greek, Mythology, and Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome. While most of his experience is in traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms, he has also taught a couple of classes entirely online. In his tireless quest to improve, he is always tweaking his courses and trying out new pedagogical approaches in the classroom. In spring 2018 he was awarded the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award by the United Government of Graduate Students.
When he’s not working at ASSETT or reading Latin poetry, you can find Sam watching soccer and football with his son, designing and cooking elaborate tasting menus with his wife, or trying to convince his cat, Ace, to not camp out at the top of the stairs.