Kathryn Rhett teaches nonfiction writing at Gettysburg, and serves as co-adviser to the undergraduate magazine of literature and art, The Mercury, and as co-adviser to the Writing House, a residential program for students interested in writing. Rhett is the author of Near Breathing (Duquesne University Press, 1997) and editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (Doubleday/Anchor, 1997/1998). A 2007 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction, she has published essays in Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. Her essays have been chosen four times as Notable Essays for Best American Essays. She has also published poetry in journals such as Grand Street and Ploughshares, and reviews in Chicago Tribune Books and Tikkun. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, the University of San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In addition to teaching at Gettysburg College, she is a core faculty member of the low-residency M.F.A. program at Queens University in Charlotte. She also teaches summer workshops at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. In the field of trauma writing, she has given lectures and workshops at the Examined Life Conference at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, and at the Transformative Language Arts Network Conference at Pendle Hill. Her collection of personal essays, Souvenir, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014.
Associate Professor, English
Phone: (717) 337 - 6747
Box: Campus Box 0397
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
MFA University of Iowa, 1989
MA Johns Hopkins University, 1986
BA Johns Hopkins University, 1984