Kathleen T. Kollman, M.A., M.F.A.

College of Liberal Arts Admin
Lecturer and College Advisor
Millett Hall 120, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


  • Master of Fine Arts, Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Wright State University, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Wright State University, 2013
  • Master of Arts, English, Wright State University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, University of Dayton, 1997

Academic Employment

  • Lecturer of English, WGS Affiliate Faculty Member, and College Advisor, 2007-present
    Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Success Center (CLASS), Wright State University
    • Advise students in all Liberal Arts majors, meet with several hundred different students each year, train faculty departmental advisors, certify graduation requirements for exiting seniors, and perform a variety of advising functions. Teach learning community courses on college preparation to first-term freshmen.
    • In faculty capacity, teach courses in composition, literature, creative writing, and women and gender studies.
    • Promoted from Instructor to Lecturer, effective Fall 2011.
    • From July to October of 2012, acted in temporary capacity as Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Services, while still serving as faculty member and advisor.
  • Staff Member, College of Liberal Arts, 2006-2007
  • Staff Member, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Assistant, College of Liberal Arts, 2001-2003

Course Assignments 2007-Present

Academic Writing and Reading, Approaches to Women’s Studies, First-Year Seminar, Great Books: Literature, Introduction to College Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Liberal Arts, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies, and Writing in Academic Discourse.

Research and Teaching Interests

American culture studies, Breton folklore, business writing, composition and rhetoric, contemporary American popular fiction and literature, creative writing (fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction), digital humanities, feminist literary theory, feminist qualitative research, French literature in translation, gender and women’s studies, genre media and literature, instructional design, late nineteenth/early twentieth century British and American literature, popular culture studies, queer theory, science fiction studies, sexuality studies, steampunk and neo-Victoriana popular fiction, and textual analysis of film and television.

Academic Committees and Service

Service on over twenty different departmental, college, and university committees, including Chair of both University Petitions Committee and Refunds Committee (2010-2013), and service as elected member of the Executive Committee of WSU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors (2013-present) and Faculty Senate (2012-2014).

Community Service

  • Member, Future Fest Dayton Playhouse Playwriting Contest Reading Judges’ Panel, 2013-2015
  • Founder and Host, Ghostlight Lit, non-profit community arts presentation occurring quarterly at local coffeehouse featuring fiction and poetry writers reading their work, 2012-2013
  • Workshop Leader, Dayton Art Institute creative writing workshop, 2011
  • Member, Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District Literary Artist Fellowship Review Panel, 2010

Awards and Honors: Academic

  • Learning Communities Instructor: Outstanding Ratings Distinction, Wright State University, March 13, 2012 (awarded for Introduction to Liberal Arts taught during Fall 2011).
  • Excellence in Teaching with Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum Program, Wright State University, May 12, 2010 (awarded for Great Books taught during Winter 2010).

Awards and Honors: Creative Writing

  • Short story “The Found Girl” awarded Best Romance Story in Best of wordhaus anthology contest, November 2013.
  • Anthology Touched by Darkness, featuring “We Shadows Have Offended,” nominated for a People’s Book Award, September 3, 2013.
  • Awarded the Featured Artist distinction at Weekly Artist, April 2, 2012.
  • Nominated for a Best of the Net Award for short story “Phlegmatic,” 2011.

Conference and Symposium Presentations

  • “Methodologies in Action: Tensions, Triumphs, and Field Lessons from Novice Researchers,” Roundtable Panel Member. Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium, Wright State University, February 21, 2014.
    • Also acted as moderator for panel “Contemporary Examinations of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Visual Arts.”

Publications: Summary

Kathleen Kollman's fiftieth publication was released in 2014. Under the byline "K.W. Taylor," she has written both fiction and non-fiction for print and web publications, including multiple articles in the Dayton City Paper (2005-2008) and appearances in several fiction anthologies from Etopia Press, Mocha Memoirs Press, Dreamscape Press, wordhaus, Alliteration Ink, and Wicked East Press. Her short fiction has appeared in print publications Word River Literary Review, Dark Gothic, and Theory Train, and she has written both fiction and literary and film criticism for Aoife's Kiss Magazine. Kollman's longer works include the novella We Shadows Have Offended (Etopia Press 2011), the novelette The House on Concordia Drive (Alliteration Ink 2014), and her debut novel The Red Eye (Alliteration Ink 2014). She has an essay on depictions of race and gender in fantasy novels forthcoming in the anthology The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century Chic (Rowman & Littlefield), and her first science fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers, will be released by Dog Star Books in 2016.

Public Readings and Convention Appareances

  • Book signing April 28, 2015, Dayton Book Expo, Dayton, Ohio
  • Workshops, seminars, and book signing September 26-28, 2014, Context 27, Columbus, Ohio (promotion and readings focused on The Red Eye)
  • The Red Eye (excerpt from novel) performed on May 31, 2014, Pennsylvania Literary Festival, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • “Doomed” (short story) performed on June 8, 2013, Columbus, Ohio multi-author book signing for Sidekicks! anthology
  • “Doomed” (short story) performed April 6, 2013, Dayton, Ohio multi-author book signing for Sidekicks! anthology
  • “Regression” (short story) performed April 1, 2012, Dayton, Ohio coffeehouse reading
  • “Doomed” (short story) performed July 1, 2012, Dayton, Ohio coffeehouse reading
  • “Chapter Six” (short story) performed October 7, 2012, Dayton, Ohio coffeehouse reading
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