"It is a privilege to work with students who are strongly motivated and eager to learn (even about comma splices)! It is also gratifying to be part of an organization that values the enhancement of reading, writing, and research skills across the curriculum as well as an environment that supports innovations such as the synchronous hybrid classes that now make it so much easier for students and teacher to 'get to class' on cold winter nights!"

Kathleen Dale, Ph.D.


Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1
  • ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • MSW
    • Ph.D. English
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
    • M.A. English Language and Literature
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
    • B.A. English

Academic Participation and Awards

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Academic Staff Outstanding Teaching Award (2002)
  • Department of Student Academic Development Employee Recognition Award (2001)
  • Service Learning Faculty Fellowship Award in recognition of development of service-learning sections of English 1002
  • Learning Technology Center's Hybrid Course Project - developed partly online service-learning sections of English 1002

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1981-2007)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (1990)
  • Instructor, SSS Bridge Program
  • Assistant Professor, Marquette University (1979-1980)
  • Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1971-1979)
  • High School English Teacher (1968-1970)

Selected Poetry Publications

  • The Baubo Poems by Green Fuse Press (forthcoming in 2013)
  • Rescue Mission by Antrim House Press (2011)
  • "The Final Thing" awarded second prize in Wisconsin Academic Review annual contest (2011)
  • "Being Carbon-Based Creatures" awarded third prize in Wisconsin Academic Review annual contest (2010)
  • Ties that Bind, chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2006)
  • "The Only Children of Single-Parent Gods" awarded second prize in the Wisconsin Academic Review annual contest (2005)


Contact College of Professional Studies

Email the college

Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298