Assistant Professor

Office Location:

Assaf Academic Center

ASSAF 104

Email: khamm@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7726

Professional Profile

Kathryn Hamm enjoys the challenge of making her subjects relevant and interesting for all students. Having studied religion, English, linguistics, philosophy, classics, and history, she takes an interdisciplinary approach to the Dialogues of Learning. She sees the opportunity to introduce many of her students for the first time to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle as the best part of teaching at Lynn. Hamm makes the case to her students, as Socrates taught, that living a life in pursuit of knowledge is the highest good.

She earned a B.A. in Religion from Hillsdale College, including study abroad at University of Oxford, and an M.A. in American Studies from Purdue University. Before coming to Lynn, she was a technical editor at Purdue University, preparing research in disability studies and family studies for publication. Hamm joined Lynn University in 2016 as faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant coach of the Lynn Debate Team.

Education

B.A., Hillsdale College
M.A., Purdue University

Teaching Philosophy

Hamm encourages class discussion to create not only a dialogue between professor and students, but also between the students and scholarship as it has been developed over the past centuries leading up to an understanding of who we are as humans today.  Her teaching philosophy is modeled on the classical concept of the liberal arts, those subjects that a free person should understand to participate and thrive in society.

A specific teaching priority is tailoring her teaching style with a universal design approach to meet the needs of students, including those with different learning styles, as it is in line with the belief that education should be available to everyone.  Since 2010, she has been involved with the work of researching practical ways to adapt tasks and delivery methods for universal accessibility.

Areas of Scholarship

  • Biblical literalism
  • American studies
  • Abrahamic religions
  • Semiotics
  • Disability studies
  • Agricultural safety and health
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