Dr. Katherine A. Hoffman

Professor
Department: English
Office: 223 Miller Hall
Phone: 375-2381

hoffman@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Carleton College.

M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Course List

Research & Teaching Interests:

English and Italian Renaissance Literature, Early Modern Women Writers, Sri Lankan Literature, Utopian Literature; College-level pedagogy and faculty development.

Scholarly Activities:

"A Tradition of Their Own: English Language Literature in Sri Lanka," sabbatical proposal for Academic Year 2014-2015.

“Creating Change/Sustaining Support at a Liberal Arts College,” interactive presentation. Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, 30 October 2009. With Associate Dean William Tenbrusel and Center for Learning and Teaching staff.

Fulbright Lectureship, Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2006-2007.

“Book, Birds, Bananas: A Fulbrighter in Sri Lanka,” AAUW, Elderscholar, Kiwanis, Roanoke Faculty International Cluster, 2007-08.

“Transforming Small College Culture with a Faculty-Staff Learning Community,” interactive presentation. Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, October 2005. With Mark Poore, Roanoke College.

“The Personal is Pedagogical,” interactive workshop. Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, University of Maryland Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, November 2003. With Suzanne Magnanini, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sharon D. Michalove, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, and Donna C. Woodford, Shenandoah University.

“Aemilia Lanyer and the Modern Student: Working the Patronage System,” Renaissance Society of America annual conference, April 2002.

NEH Summer Institute, University of North Carolina, July 2001. "A Literature of Their Own? Women Writers -- Venice, Paris, London -- 1550-1700."

“Renaissance Women Writers: Struggling into Discourse.” Hollins University Women’s Studies Lecture Series, April 2001.

Service and Awards:

Fubright Ambassador, 2009-2011.

Chair, English Department, 2007-2011.

Lead QEP Evaluator (with Dr. Edward Neal, University of North Carolina) for SACS accreditation review of the University of the Cumberlands, 2006.

Virginia American Association of University Women Educator of the Year, 2006.

American Association of University Women: Roanoke College representative, 1994-present; Co-president Roanoke Valley branch 1999-2000; organizer of annual Sister-to-Sister Summit for teenaged girls, 1999-2006.

Director, Roannoke College Center for Teaching and Learning, 1998-2006.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Sri Lanka
Poetry
Renaiassance poetry and literature
Renaissance women writers
Shakespeare
Queen Elizabeth I

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

Sri Lanka
Poetry: What's It Good For?
Renaiassance poetry and literature
Renaissance women writers
Shakespeare
Queen Elizabeth I