Teaching Experience


  • Poverty, Inequality & Social Policy - Stanford Department of Sociology (to be taught 2019)
  • Sociology of Gender - Stanford Department of Sociology (2018)
  • Inequality & Empathy - (co-instructor) Hope House Scholars Program (2016)

Teaching Awards

  • Alpha Kappa Delta Teaching & Learning Fellow. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. (2018)
  • Centennial Teaching Award. School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University. (2016)

Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Social Stratification (2014)
  • Interpersonal Relations (2014)
  • Science and Technology Studies senior seminar: Innovation & Invention (2014)

Select Teaching Materials

Click below to see syllabi, activities, and lesson plans I have designed as part of my teaching. Feel free to use or adapt these documents for classroom use.

Sociology of Gender

Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy

All Undergraduate Sociology Courses

Comments from Student Evaluations

"Section felt like a safe place to ask questions and an intellectually engaging space to talk about the material in a more in-depth way." -Student in Interpersonal Relations

"Having us post questions for discussion before each section and then facilitating the discussion centered around these questions was an extremely effective approach... Molly let us do most of the talking, interjecting to answer clarification questions or to probe for deeper thinking. Overall I thought this was extremely helpful." -Student in Interpersonal Relations

"SO helpful in meetings outside class. Felt like she really wanted students to succeed." -Student in Introduction to Social Stratification

"Even though most of the sections were student-led, Molly always strengthened the quality of the discussion through complex questions or comments. Very knowledgable about material. Whenever she wasn't confident in her ability to answer a question, always wrote it down and said she'd get back to us. Really appreciated that." -Student in Introduction to Social Stratification

"They taught the class really well and they really challenged my thoughts on the subject. Thank you... for all of the ways you engaged us in the conversations." -Student in Empathy and Inequality