Cait Kirby

Cait S. Kirby

Associate Director, Center for Teaching

Sawyer Library
At Williams since 2022

Name: Cait S. Kirby

Pronounce my name: Kuh-ate Curb-ee

Pronouns: she/her

Office: Steston 308A (beginning after spring break)

Drop-in hours for Spring 2024
Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm in Sawyer 276 (FCC), one floor below the Sawyer Library entrance, accessible via elevator. The elevator closest to Hopkins Hall is currently out of order. Please use the elevator closest to the Zilkha Center.
Fridays from 10am-11am on Zoom.
Or schedule a meeting with Cait by appointment.


B.A. Smith College, Anthropology
B.A. Smith College, Biological Sciences
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Biological Sciences
M.S. Smith College, Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Self-determination Theory
  • Belonging
  • Active Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Accessibility
  • Using Games in Class
  • Genetics
  • C. elegans
  • Knitting

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • NIH F31: 2018-2021
  • Hickory Stick Teaching Assistant Award 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Lab Instructor Award 2018

Professional Affiliations