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Kathryn Burns-Howard

Academic Advisor & Program Specialist

Honors College


Building & Room:

Burnham Hall



Kathryn Burns-Howard is an Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist, teaching HON 101 first-year experience courses. Her programming areas include Honors Capstone policy, process and student support. By training, she is a historian of the United States, having earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in history at Northwestern University, and graduate certification in academic advising from Kansas State. In addition to a few years as a visiting assistant professor of history at Miami University of Ohio, Kathryn has taught or advised at most of Chicago’s major universities—Northwestern, DePaul, University of Chicago, and now UIC. Interests include 19th-century popular culture, history of Chicago, cultural-legal history, women & gender, and utopian/dystopian literature. Kathryn’s favorite daytrips out of the city are Indiana Dunes and the Chicago Botanic Garden.