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Katherine Adams

William and Audrey Hutchinson Professor


Ph.D., Florida State University

M.A., University of North Carolina

B.A., University of North Carolina


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Editing and Publishing
  • English


  • English
  • Women's Studies


Katherine H. Adams, William and Audrey Hutchinson Professor of English, received her Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina. Her specialty is rhetoric; her endowed professorship allows her to travel to archives and libraries where she conducts research that enriches her books and teaching. Her book publications include Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign, Controlling Representations: Depictions of Women in a Mainstream Newspaper, 1900-1950A Group of Their Own: College Writing Courses and American Women Writers, 1880-1940The Easy Access Handbook, A History of Professional Writing Instruction in American Colleges,Progressive Politics and the Training of America's Persuaders, Teaching Advanced Composition: Why and How, and The Accomplished Writer. She has also published many scholarly articles and reviews. She received the Dux Academicus Award, one of six professors of English who have received this highest award for faculty at Loyola.

Classes Taught

  • Writing from Sources
  • Restoration and 18th Century Literature
  • Contemporary Nonfiction
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Women's Studies