Dr. Barbara S. Lindemann
Annual Faculty Lecturer 1985-1986
BARBARA LINDEMANN joined the History Department at Santa Barbara City College in 1972 as a part-time instructor and became a full-time member of the staff in 1974.
A graduate of Friends School in Baltimore, Maryland, she earned a B A. degree from Wellesley College, an M.A.T. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While writing her dissertation on the uses and abuses of Montesquieu's writings by the framers of the U.S. Constitution, she became interested in the subject of the history of American women. Since this was not yet a recognized discipline within history, she worked with other graduate students to prepare and teach a course in U.S. Women's History at UCSB. She then introduced a similar course at Santa Barbara City College and has taught it every semester since. She also teaches courses in American Civilization and U.S. History, Santa Barbara History, an interdisciplinary course in Women's Studies, and an interdisciplinary social science course for the Honors Program.
IN 1970 SHE was a founding member and later president of the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Organization for Women and a.member for two years of the newly formed Santa Barbara County Commission on the Status of Women. A full-time teaching position at Santa Barbara City College and the birth of her two children interrupted community volunteer work.
Her publications include a study of rape trials in eighteenth century Massachusetts and articles on historical methodology and changing sex roles.
AT SANTA BARBARA City College she has served as president of the Instructors' Association and president of the Academic Senate. She is currently the chairperson of the History Department and faculty adviser for the History Club. She established and edited for two years the staff newsletter, The Faculty Voice. In addition, she has served on numerous college and Academic Senate committees.
For relaxation she enjoys running, bicycling cooking, traveling and reading.
THE LECTURER thanks Prof. Morton Borden, her professor and mentor at the University of California, for excellent training, support and encouragement. She is grateful to the many colleagues and students who have stimulated her thinking over the years and taught her a great deal about teaching.