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Catherine Rainwater, PhD
Professor of English

Phone: 512-448-8544

  • PhD in American Literature at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1982
  • MA in Literature and Theory at University of California–Irvine, Irvine, California, 1976
  • BA in English at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1974
Why I Teach

I want my students to be engaged during my classes. To accomplish this, I provide a broad context for thinking and talking about the subject matter at hand. Also, I’m always happy to spend extra time with my students to discuss their questions and give feedback on their work. Ultimately, I want to broaden their minds and views of the world. I want each student to walk away from my class a changed person. This can sometimes be a challenging undertaking — but it is a challenge I love.