Kathryn Brewer-StrayerAssociate Professor/QEP Director
BioA native of Houlton, Maine, Brewer-Strayer received her B.S. in English Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, M.A. from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in American Literature and African American Literature. She is married to Mark Strayer and the proud grandmother of Calista Jane.
Research InterestsToni Morrison
William Wells Brown’s Clotel
Contemporary Maine Women Writers
Papers/PublicationsDr. Brewer-Strayer has published articles on Gloria Naylor, Cathie Pelletier, and Carolyn Chute. She has also read numerous papers on Toni Morrison, Harriet Jacobs, William Wells Brown, and Ernest Gaines. She currently has a book contract for a book entitled The Language of the Body and the Cult of Domesticity in Three African American Novels.
EducationB.S. - University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine
M.A., -Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph.D. - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Grants/Awards/HonorsJoseph A. Gore Faculty Merit Award (Stillman College)
Courses Currently TaughtFreshman Composition
American Literature 1 and 2
African American Literature 1 and 2