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Katherine Cooper Wyma

Lecturer of English
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, English Literature, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Master of Arts, English, Bob Jones University
Bachelor of Arts, Counseling, Bob Jones University
Phone Number:
(864) 231-5522
Katherine Cooper Wyma

What classes do you teach at Anderson

ENG 101, 102, 218, 205

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Anderson offers a unique environment where innovation in the classroom is welcome. Students desire challenges and engagement with the whole person, and the faculty provide that for them.


Participating in a book club, hosting guests in my home, cooking.

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Worked as a Web Content writer for a multi-million dollar eCommerce company.

People might be interested to know I...

Lead classes for women in recovery from addiction in conjunction with a local non-profit.

Places you've lived

Greenville, SC; St. Andrews, Scotland

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The students are open and interested, providing a fresh engagement with material, no matter how many times I've taught it.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Being an English major is not a dead-end. Learning how to read, write, communicate, and understand the human condition is a benefit for any vocation.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Interactive, filled with movement (I never sit down), and unexpected. Students should always be ready for something new.


"'My Cruel Conscience with Sharpned Knife’: Conscience as Vessel and Vivisector in Jacob’s Well and A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner." Exemplaria 24.1-2 (2012): 12-27.


“Poetry of the Penitent Heart” Her.meneutics. Christianity Today. 2014

“Julian of Norwich” and "Martin Luther." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History: The Early Modern Period (1400 - 1600). Ed. Victoria Mondelli vol. 3. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.