Mrs. Kathryn Smith, formerly Kathryn Allen, returns to North Carolina Wesleyan after spending two years teaching at UNC-Pembroke. Having served as an adjunct faculty member in the past, she was happy to have an opportunity to come back.
“I saw a wonderful campus community during my previous time at Wesleyan and jumped at the possibility of returning,” she said.
Smith will serve as a visiting instructor of English as well as director of the writing lab. Because she will have two roles, she has high expectations for her students.
“I want my students to really learn and apply the concepts I’ll be teaching in my composition classes,” she said. “But secondly, I would really enjoy my students seeing me as someone they can come talk to, whether it’s about class or something they just need to discuss with someone who will listen.” Along with existing faculty, Smith will have an open door policy and is happy to help her students in any way possible.
In addition to teaching classes, Smith will be completing her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in literature and criticism through Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She hopes to have it completed in the near future.
With two small boys ages two and four, Smith enjoys spending her free time with family. She also knits and crochets, giving handmade gifts for various holidays or special occasions. Baking and reading round out her wide array of interests.
North Carolina Wesleyan College is happy to have Mrs. Smith back and looks forward to her return in the fall.