Dr. Catherine Hoyser cites Women's Studies as a major part of her educational training. Her feminist pedagogy manifests itself in the classroom, where she engages her students as "equal scholars." She explains: "I push them toward a high level of learning. I expect them to challenge assumptions, read critically, and participate in class discussions." These methods develop students' minds and their self-confidence.
As the first person in her family to have graduated from a university and gone on to earn higher degrees, Dr. Hoyser is drawn to issues relating to female empowerment. She has experience as a cross-cultural training consultant, which proves valuable in her teaching at University of Saint Joseph.
Among her scholarly interests are 19th and 20th Century British literature, post-colonialism, literary and feminist theories, Victorian Studies, African-American literature, detective fiction, and composition. Her first book, Woman: An Affirmation, an anthology edited with two colleagues, is widely distributed in prisons and recognized as a inspirational study of women who have overcome great obstacles to lead productive lives.
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Miami University
B.A., Miami University
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