Dr. Kathy Whitson

Kathy Whitson
Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Native American Literatures

Professor of English

Office: Burrus Dickinson 301
Phone: (309) 467-6335
Email: kwhitson@eureka.edu


PhD, Contemporary American Literature/Native American Literature, University of Missouri, 1993

Research Interests

My research interests include Native American Literature and Appalachian Literature and Culture; my creative interests include poetry, nature writing, and creative non-fiction.

Teaching Interests

Non-Western Literature, Native American Literature, Nature Writers, and creative writing courses in poetry, nature writing, and creative non-fiction.

Professional Activity

Recent academic papers given at Appalachian Studies Association meetings and at the Southern Appalachian Culture Series.

Recent publications include poems in the Southern Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal.


I enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains of East Tennessee, gardening, reading, writing, and book binding.