Raised in a small midwestern town, Kathryn always hoped to live and teach in Chicago. After completing a B.A. at Lake Forest College with a double-major in History and Education, she moved to Chicago to teach history on the southwest side at Thomas Kelly High School. 

Kathryn earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 in Curriculum Studies, under the direction of Dr. William H. Schubert. Her dissertation titled, “Constructing Citizenship: Schooling Youth in Immigrant Chicago, 1900-1940”, won the Best Dissertation Award from the Society for the Study of Curriculum History in 2012.

From her Chicago public school, Kathryn then moved to the United Kingdom to teach at the University of Cambridge. As a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College and then as a College Research Associate at Clare College, Kathryn taught students in one-on-one tutorials in American History, the History of Education, and Social Foundations of Education. Kathryn then returned to the U.S. to teach as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Educational Studies at Grinnell College in 2014-2015.

She's now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College, where she teaches courses in the foundations of education and supervises student teachers.

For more, see Curriculum Vitae.