Pierre Laclede Honors College

Kathryn Walterscheid


photo of walterscheidKathryn Walterscheid is a native of Missouri, having been raised in Imperial and educated in St. Louis. She received her MA from UMSL and her Ph.D. from St. Louis University. Her publications include The Resurrection of the Body: Touch in D.H. Lawrence and articles on British, American, and world literature. She began teaching full-time at the Honors College in 1998, when she won the "Best Rookie Teacher" award from the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association. She teaches a variety of humanities courses, including "World Culture and Cuisine," "Whodunit?: Mystery and Modern Fiction," and "Forbidden Knowledge: Censorship and Society."

Walterscheid is the advisor for Golden Key International Honour Society (who named her "Central Region Advisor of the Year" in 2003). Her work as the advisor of the GK-sponsored Undergraduate Research Symposium led to her appointment as the Director of Undergraduate Research for the College of Arts and Sciences. She understands the value of extracurricular activities and encourages students to get involved. If you are interested in these activities, you can contact her at walterscheidk@umsl.edu (Office C303).

When not at the college, Walterscheid is probably cooking, playing the flute, attending the theatre, doing yoga, or traveling around Europe seeking foreign-language comic books and esoteric culinary equipment.