Dr. Kathleen Anderson is a recipient of the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching and has taught at PBA since 1996. Her nonfiction book, Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift, co-authored with Dr. Susan Jones, was published by Berkley Books in 2013. Anderson’s scholarly Austen manuscript is near completion for exclusive consideration at the request of a university press, and she has begun the research for her next book, an ecofeminist literary history.
Dr. Anderson has published numerous essays in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Persuasions On-Line, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, European Romantic Review, Victorian Poetry, Sensibilities, Renascence, and others. Her nonfiction essays have appeared in such eclectic venues as The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Teen Magazine, and the collection, Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global.
Collaboration with students and alumni on scholarly and creative projects has resulted in co-authored publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, The Gaskell Journal, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Persuasions On-Line, Sensibilities, and Brontë Studies.
Dr. Anderson has delivered numerous conference presentations, including several keynote addresses. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of JASNA, The Jane Austen Society of North America, and was a judge of its international essay contest for ten years. She has also found fulfillment in lecturing for local organizations and participating in service projects with students to benefit the community.