Katie Jo LaRiviere, PhD, is the academic dean and director of studies for the propaedeutic program at Mount Angel Seminary.

Katie Jo LaRiviere, PhD

Associate Dean for Propaedeutic Stage
Associate Professor of English




PhD: University of Oregon (2019)
MA: Montana State University (2012)
BA: Seattle University (2008)

Courses taught
  • Ancient Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • 17th Century Metaphysical Poets
  • Theoretical Issues in Literary Study
  • Poetry and the Human Person
  • Literature and Ethics
Research interests
  • Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • Medieval Theology and Patristics
  • Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy
  • Theories of Selfhood and the Human Person, Personalism
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Composition and First Year Writing Pedagogies
Select projects
  • “Caregiving, disability and gender in academia in the time of COVID-19.” by Monica Schneider, Kathleen Muldoon, Katie Jo LaRiviere, Rachel Wagner, Abigail Hornstein, Leigh Graham, Stephanie Shepherd. ADVANCE Journal. (May 2021).
  • “Play the Game but Refocus the Aim: Teaching WAW within Alternative Pedagogies.” Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing, ed. Barbara Bird, Doug Downs, I. Moriah McCracken, and Jan Rieman (Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2019).
  • “Lectio Divina and ‘Profitable’ Reading in Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions” in Philological Quarterly, 96.3 (2017) 323-48.
Professional associations
  • Medieval Association of the Pacific, Councilor
  • International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • International Medieval Congress