Save the date for the Adjunct Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference 2022, featuring keynote speaker, Cate Denial. Cate is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of The Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Detailed conference agenda and registration information coming soon!

Adjunct Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference 2022: Save the Date

Conference Details

  • Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College
  • Facilitators: Academy for Teaching Excellence and Cate Denial
  • Register: Registration information coming soon!

Keynote Speaker: Cate Denial

Cate Denial is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of The Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

A Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, Cate is the winner of the American Historical Association’s 2018 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching award, and a former member of the Digital Public Library of America‘s Educational Advisory Board. Cate currently sits on the boards of the Western Historical Quarterly and Commonplace: A Journal of Early American Life.

Cate is at work on a new book, A Pedagogy of Kindness, under contract with West Virginia University Press. Her historical research has examined the early nineteenth-century experience of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing in Upper Midwestern Ojibwe and missionary cultures (more info), research that grew from Cate’s previous book, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country (2013). Most recently, Cate is the PI on a $150,000 grant awarded to Knox College by the Mellon Foundation, bringing together thirty-six participants from across higher education in the United States to explore “Pedagogies, Communities, and Practices of Care in the Academy After COVID-19.”