Position: Lecturer of English
Location: Howe 202
B.A., Hope College; M.A., University of Iowa; M.A.-Ed., University of Toledo; Alexander Technique Teacher Certification, AmSAT
Fields of Expertise:
- English as a Second Language
- Children’s and Young Adult Literature
- Creative Writing
- On-line Writing
- Alexander Technique
For her education, Kathryn Enders earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Math from Hope College in Michigan, a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toledo, Ohio. She is certified to teach the Alexander Technique, which is a way to improve habits of thinking, moving, and staying still.
As a writer, she has assisted the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, worked as a copy-editor with American Mathematical Reviews, and edited several well-regarded books, including Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power by Taiji Master, Dr. Yang Yang. She has written several plays, including student productions of Watership Down and Whittington, and biography-plays of Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lewis & Clark.
As a teacher, her first job was in northern China (roughly between Siberia and the Gobi Desert) in 1989-1990, just before and after the Tiananmen Massacre. After that eventful start, she has taught English literature and writing at the University of Toledo, Indiana State University, North Carolina Wesleyan University, and Shenandoah University.
She has also spent ten years teaching students at the fourth grade and middle school levels in private schools near Winchester. She occasionally offers private cello lessons and Alexander Technique lessons. No matter what the topic or the students, she loves teaching!
“Learn like your life depends on it… because it does.”
In her spare time, Kathryn Enders enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Doug, and son, Brinn; walking with her Springer Spaniel, Toby; and playing traditional Celtic music with the group, “One Street Over.”