Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Kathryn Houghton
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Kathryn Houghton

Academic Specialist

Office: 260 Bessey Hall

Email: hought34@msu.edu

Twitter: @kathrynth

Website: kathrynhoughton.com

Research Interests

editing and publishing, grammar, linguistics, interdisciplinary studies


Kathryn teaches in the first-year writing, professional writing, and IAH programs on campus. She also writes and edits professionally. When not working or writing, she hangs out with her pack of silken windhounds.


Eastern Washington University, MFA in creative writing, 2010

Representative Work

Houghton, Kathryn. 2012. "The Woman Next Door." Pank 7. http://pankmagazine.com/print-issues/pank-7/

Houghton, Kathryn. 2013. "Mother and Child, by Carole Maso." The Collagist 43. http://thecollagist.com/the-collagist/2013/2/12/mother-and-child-by-carole-maso.html

"Scaffolding Agency and Responsibility in Cloud Collaboration,” with Kate Fedewa. In Marohang Limbu, ed., Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. IGI Global, 2016.

Houghton, Kathryn. Little Michigan. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, 2018. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39285678-little-michigan

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 370: Introduction to grammar and style
IAH 207: Literature, cultures, and identities: cultural fear and identity in dystopian fiction
WRA 480 and 481: Publication management I & II
WRA 355: Writing for publication
WRA 455: Portfolio seminar