Faculty &

Master of Liberal Arts

Kate Beutel, Ph.D.

Chair/Associate Professor, Department of English
Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program


  • Ph.D. in English, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in English, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. in English, The University of Dayton


  • “Flannery O’Connor’s Echoing Voices in The Violent Bear it Away
    The Journal of Contemporary Thought 1994 Special Section on Flannery O’Connor
  • “Gothic Repetitions: Toni Morrison’s Changing Use of Echo”
    The West Virginia University Philological Papers 42–43 (1997–98): 82–87.
    Republished in Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion. Vol. 3. Thompson Gale, 2006.

Professional Activity

  • Franciscan pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, May 2013
  • Ehove High School-Higher Education Curriculum Alignment grant project, 2011–13
  • "Reading Louise Erdrich's Fiction" presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, October 18–20, 2012, Portland, OR
  • "Textual Indebtedness in Erdrich's Fiction" presented at the Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, November 9–11, 2012, Cincinnati, OH
  • Certificate in Franciscan Studies, University of St. Francis, 2012
  • “ Love and Service in Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse,” presented at Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature, University of Dayton, October 28–29, 2011


  • Modern Language Association
  • College English Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English

Service to University

  • Curriculum and Policy Review Committee, Fall 2009–Spring 2010; Fall 2011–present
    Chair Fall 2012–present
    Core Curriculum Revision Task Force, Fall 2010–2012
    College Learning Outcomes Revision Task Force—Chair: Integrative Learning, Fall 2009
  • Graduate Steering Committee, January 2011–present
  • Graduate Executive Council, January 2011–present
  • Co-Advisor to Literati Student Organization, 2010–2012
  • Assessment Committee, 2008–2012
    Chair Fall 2009–Spring 2011
  • Faculty Senate, Fall 2006–Spring 2009
    Secretary 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Faculty Recognition and Professional Development Committee, Fall 2005–Spring 2008

Service to Community

  • Central Catholic high School Band Boosters, secretary, 2012–present
  • Saint Joseph School Positive Directions Essay Committee Chair, 2009–present
  • Power of the Pen Regional Competition, 2011–13, 2009, 2006, Master Judge
  • Saint Joseph School World Neighbors Committee
    Chair 2008–2013
    Fall 2003–2013
  • Columns for Toledo Reads on: Dickens' Hard Times, February 2012; Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, July 2012; Achebe's Things Fall Apart, January 2013; Erdrich's Tracks, July 2013


Kate Beutel

Katherine Beutel
Office: SAH 158