PhD Spotlight: Catherine Bowlin
Posted on February 23, 2022
Congratulations to PhD student Catherine Bowlin for winning the English Department’s 2022 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award!
The faculty members of the College Writing Program Committee (Jennifer Whitaker, Gia Coturri-Sorenson, Heather Adams, and Risa Applegarth) agreed that Catherine’s portfolio demonstrated her ample expertise and skill as a teacher. The committee found Catherine’s emphasis on place-based learning–seen in her thematic writing courses focused on ecocomposition, in geomapping and journaling assignments, and in the experiential and interactive activities she prioritizes–and her openness to radical transformation as a teacher compelling and inspiring.