Catherine McKeen, Ph.D.

assistant professor, the Donald everett Axinn division of social sciences

Everett Mansion 336
cmckeen@svc.edu
802-447-6372

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Washington University
  • B.A., Philosophy, Wellesley College

Courses taught

  • Philosophy

what I do

I'm the Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Vermont College. In this role, I work to provide SVC students the academic support that will help them achieve their best potential. I also direct the TRiO program at SVC. TRiO is a government-funded program that gives low-income students, first-generation students and students with learning differences access to the resources they need to thrive in college and beyond.

Favorite Book

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Plato's Republic, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett and usually whatever I'm currently reading for fun.

Favorite film

The Royal Tenenbaums, His Girl Friday, The Piano, Harold and Maude, The Wire, Arrested Development, Sherlock, Drag Race and Homicide: Life on the Streets.

Best part of being at SVC

I think the best part of being at SVC for me is being part of a close-knit community that is really dedicated to seeing students make the most of their education and talents.