Lindsay Ratcliffe

Assistant Professor of Practice and Distinguished Teaching Professor, The Writing Program

Lindsay Ratcliffe



Lindsay Ratcliffe joined the Writing Program faculty in Fall 2006 after completing a Master of Arts in English at UTSA. Her persuasive writing class engages students with environmental issues while fulfilling UTSA’s core curriculum requirement for composition. Ratcliffe also teaches Tutorial II: Sustainability and Civic Ethos for the Honors College. A 2011 winner of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Core Curriculum Teaching and a 2013 recipient of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, Ratcliffe is a member of UTSA’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

In addition to teaching, Ratcliffe advises the Green Society at UTSA (a student environmental organization) and serves as a faculty representative on the Campus Garden Steering Committee and UTSA Sustainability Council.

Ratcliffe is working toward a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, where she earned a Master of Science in 2019. Her work focuses on communicating climate change adaptation to public audiences. To that end, she dedicated over 225 hours of service-learning to the development of SA Climate Ready, the city of San Antonio’s first climate action and adaptation plan.

Ratcliffe is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and an avid Crossfitter, reader, and outdoors enthusiast with a burgeoning interest in plant-based nutrition and cooking.

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