David Lindauer has held a number of administrative positions at Wellesley College. He served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1991-94 and as Co-Chair in 1999-2000.
Professor Lindauer was Faculty Director of Pendleton East in 2000-02 and 2004-09. Before becoming Faculty Director in 2000, he played a lead role on the committee of faculty and staff that worked with the Boston architectural firm, CBT, to redesign Pendleton East into a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and research in the social sciences. The Faculty Director works with a group of social science chairs on administrative issues and on programming across the disciplines, and is a member of the Provost’s Council.
Professor Lindauer also served as Faculty Director of Internships and Experiential Learning from 2006-2008. Working with Wellesley College's Center for Work and Service, the Faculty Director helps to oversee the hundreds of internship programs Wellesley students participate in each year.
Starting in 2013, Professor Lindauer serves as the Faculty Director of the Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing (CSPW). This initiative is based on Professor Lindauer’s experience teaching his senior capstone seminar, Economic Journalism. With generous support from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation, Wellesley College is introducing a suite of seminars on public writing across the disciplines. Professor Lindauer initiated this program and will oversee its introduction into the curriculum.
From 2004-2007, Professor Lindauer was a member of the Wellesley College Budget Advisory Committee and served as its Chair from 2005-2007. The Budget Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to the President in the process of planning and preparing the College budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Outside of Wellesley, in 2012-13, Professor Lindauer serves as the Chair of the Advisory Group for the Center for Global Development, a Washington, D.C. based think tank working to reduce global poverty and inequality through research and active engagement with the policy community.