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Kathleen J. Waites, Ph.D.

Kathleen Waites

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Honors Courses
HONR 2000N Honors Seminar: The “F” Word: Feminism and Culture
HONR 1500Q Honors Reading Seminar: Maziar Bahari
HONR 1500K Honors Reading Seminar: Spike Lee

Honors Engagement

  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Participates in faculty-student Honors programs
  • Attends Honors induction ceremonies and banquets
  • Honors Workshops: Professional Etiquette, Maintaining Health in Times of Stress, Presenting Symposium Papers

Research Focus

  • Memoir and Autobiography
  • Gender Studies
  • Images of Women/Gender in Popular Culture
  • Women's Literature
  • Women in Film, Women Filmmakers


  • Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Villanova University
  • B.A. Holy Family College

Kate Waites has played an active role in the Honors Program since its inception—attending induction ceremonies and banquets, leading or co-leading workshops, and designing and teaching the course, The “F” Word: Feminism and Culture. She also participates in programs that encourage Honors students and faculty to interact on an informal basis, such as films, dinners, Trivial Pursuit, and kayaking trips.

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