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, Fiction Writing, 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

Select Academic Employment

  • Lecturer of English and College Advisor, 2007-present
    Department of English and College of Liberal Arts Office of Academic Services, 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’s 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.

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, and Writing in Academic Discourse.

Research and Teaching Interests

Composition and rhetoric, digital humanities, literary theory and criticism, gender theory and women’s studies, studies of genre (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) media and literature, creative writing (fiction, multiple genres), late nineteenth/early twentieth century English and American literature (transition from Victorian to Edwardian era in particular), French literature in translation, Breton folklore.

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-present
  • 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

2014 marks Kathleen Kollman's fiftieth publication credit. 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, Static Movement Press, Mocha Memoirs Press, Dreamscape Press, wordhaus, Alliteration Ink, and Wicked East Press. 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/Wild Crow 2011), the novelette The House on Concordia Drive (Alliteration Ink 2014), and her debut novel The Red Eye (Alliteration Ink 2014).

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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