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Professor makes history and language come alive outside of classroom

Dr. Kathryn Jasper

A faculty highlight of Dr. Kathryn Jasper, Assistant Professor of History and instructor of Latin.

When teaching, Dr. Jasper likes to facilitate connections between her students and the material by taking them out of the classroom.  She believes that learning about history on-site makes for better, more dedicated readers.  She has taken students to the Art Institute and the Newberry Library and manuscript archive in Chicago to experience Latin texts and Roman and medieval artifacts first hand.  In addition, Jasper established a four-week study abroad to Orvieto, Italy with Dr. Lea Cline of Art History.

She is currently completing a book on the eleventh-century monastic congregation of Fonte Avellana in Italy.