Kathy's Portfolio


Body Drawing & Reflection, Philosophy:

Body Drawing & Reflection: animal...butterfly; symbols...winged transformation, garden, roses, legacy of cyclical growth; color...blue representing heritage of Eve and the blue ridge garden of eden; beauty...from divine light; self critic...curtails possibilities no more; touchstone & surprise...bringing garden indoors to table and community, boot camp, poststructural learnings; most important learning...deepening daily practice is essential to personal and communal well-being, and to renewed integrity of purpose.

Wellness Philosophy: daily practice ritual of mind, body, spirit invites transformation.

Daily Practice Model of Nourishment:

Daily Practice Model of Nourishment: divine light follows a path through beauty & foundation into kingdom...a Kabbalistic morning practice model focusing on mind (meditation), body (exercise & nutrition), & spirit (creative artwork).

Daily Practice Model of Nourishment:



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2010-2015 Appalachian State University, MA Education (EdD expected 2015)

Foucauldian Analysis of the Human Rights Campaign: Implications for More Humanistic Teaching Methods

Chair: Alecia Youngblood Jackson

1985-1990 University of Chicago, AB History


1990-2010 Positions in Higher Education Administration & Communications:

2005-2010 Communications Consultant, Purdue University Research & Technology Parks

2002-2005 Director of Development Communications, Purdue University Relations Office

2000-2002 Director of Communications & Fundraising, University of Chicago Law School

1998-2000 Associate Director for Stewardship, University of Chicago Development Office

1996-1998 Executive Assistant to Dean, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

1995-1996 Department Administrator, University of Chicago Department of Education

1991-1995 Publications/Service Manager, University of Chicago SSD & PP Computing

1990-1991 Program Assistant, Newberry Library Research & Education Departments


Courses Writing for Advancement Professionals I, II & III, developed & taught 2002-2005

Introduction to Using UNIX in the Social Sciences, developed & taught 1991-1995

Awards Doctoral fellowships, Appalachian State University 2012-2014

Publications ICQI and SAPES papers on dissertation topic 2015-2016 (planned)

Author, user manuals on mass spectrometers, translated into Arabic 2007-2008

Managing editor, issues of Chicago Law magazine, The Record 2000-2002

Service Senator, Graduate Student Association 2012-15

Member, Education Sustainability Committee 2013-15

Board member, Autism Horizon Foundation 2010-12

Presentations Michigan Technological University on university strategic communications 2007

CASE Chicago regional conference on university advancement writing 2005

Languages Some reading and conversational ability in French and German

Associations International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)

South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Nominations NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Candidate for 2016-2017 (planned)


Educational Theory, Philosophy & Pedagogy; Expressive Arts Therapy; Genealogy; Historiography; Social Justice; Western Cannon