Katie Jo LaRiviere, PhD

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