Katherine Kiblinger Gottschalk

Senior Lecturer (Retired)


Retired Walter C. Teagle Director of First-Year Writing Seminars and Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Katherine K. Gottschalk became associate director of the program now known as the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines in 1982 and director of First-Year Writing Seminars in 1988. As director, Gottschalk attended to the many administrative needs of this far-ranging program that encompasses over 30 departments. Gottschalk regularly taught a variety of courses, including the study and writing of memoir, and was a recipient of the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Her publications in the field of writing program administration and writing-in-the-disciplines include The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines (Bedford, 2004), co-authored with her colleague, Keith Hjortshoj, director of Cornell’s Writing in the Majors program.


Research Focus

  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Composition pedagogy
  • Writing program administration
  • Memoir and creative non-fiction


Gottschalk, Katherine, and Keith Hjortshoj. The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines. Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.

Gottschalk, Katherine. "TAs and the Teaching of Writing at Cornell: A Historical Perspective." Local Knowledges, Local Practices: Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell. Ed Jonathan Monroe.  Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.

Gottschalk, Katherine. "The Writing Program in the University." Reprinted from ADE Bulletin (1995) in The Allyn & Bacon Sourcebook for Writing Program Administrators. Eds Irene Ward and William J. Carpenter. New York: Longman, 2002. 23-33.

Bogel, Fredric V. and Katherine K. Gottschalk, eds. Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors. New York: W. W. Norton, 1988.