Dr. Kate Chaterdon

Assistant Professor of English


Kate Chaterdon received her PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from The University of Arizona in 2016. Kate’s research explores how to incorporate mindfulness and contemplative practice in the writing class, and the effects of this implementation on student learning outcomes, student fulfillment, and general cognitive ability. Recently, Kate has begun to delve into the connections between developing a contemplative writing practice and the development of metacognitive skills, which allow students to transfer writing knowledge across various contexts.

Before she got her PhD, Kate attended Siena College, where she received a B.A. in English, and had the pleasure of studying abroad at Queen Mary University in London. After graduation, Kate joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Nongkhai, Thailand for two years.

At Marist, Kate teaches a variety of writing and rhetoric courses, both for the Professional Writing Minor and the Writing Concentration for the English Major. In her free time, Kate likes to drink coffee, read mystery novels, practice yoga, spend time with family and friends, hike the Hudson Valley, and travel.


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