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Lindsey W. Cain

Department Chair of Physical Sciences and Associate Professor of Chemistry
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University, Chemistry
Bachelor of Science, Lander University, Chemistry
Phone Number:
(864) 231-5521
Lindsey W. Cain

Lindsey received the 2014 Clemson University College of Engineering and Science Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

She likes the smaller classes at AU, “which helps me develop meaningful relationships with my students.” She also enjoys the fact that “everyone is so nice and helpful.”

Lindsey wishes prospective students knew that chemistry “is not as scary as everyone thinks! We all need to have some understanding of the subject, because chemistry is happening all around us.”

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Chemistry in Context, General Chemistry, Nursing Chemistry

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

My goal has always been to teach at AU. AU provides me the opportunity to openly discuss my faith with my students.


Spending time with my family, exercising, sports (both playing and watching)

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Received a scholarship to play softball at Gardner-Webb University.

People might be interested to know I...

am from Anderson, South Carolina, and I graduated from Westside High School (go Rams!). Also, I received my Ph.D. from Clemson, but I’m a University of South Carolina fan.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My goal is to help students become better problem-solvers. As such, I try to encourage students to consistently reflect on their knowledge and develop an underlying understanding for their knowledge.


Martin, J.; Pfirman, A.; Anderson, R.; Stefl, S.; Paige, F.; and Cain, L. 2015. “A Series of Singular Testimonies: A New Way to Explore Unearned Advantages and Unearned Disadvantages.” Educational Research and Methods Division Diversity Paper Award at American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, June 14-17.