Dr. Kathy Guthrie

Dr. Kathy Guthrie

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1210K Stone Building

Dr. Kathy L. Guthrie is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. In addition to teaching in the Higher Education program, Dr. Guthrie also serves as the director of the Leadership Learning Research Center and coordinates the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, which is a partnership between the College of Education and the Division of Student Affairs. Her research focuses on the learning outcomes and environment of leadership and civic education, online teaching and learning, and professional development for Student Affairs Professionals.

Dr. Guthrie has authored and co-authored over 30 refereed journal articles, 6 book chapters, 2 books, and co-edited 3 monographs and 1 book. Recently, her co-authored book The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning was published. Dr. Guthrie was also recently named as an affiliated researcher with the Center for Arts, Business, and Culture at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden.

In her current role with Florida State University, she has taught courses in higher education including Introduction to Student Services, Leading Change in Higher Education, Practicum in Student Services, and Capstone in Higher Education. She has also taught courses in the undergraduate Leadership certificate including Leadership Theory and Practice, Leadership in Groups and Communities, Leadership and Change, and Leadership Experience. Over the course of her career, she has been honored with many awards, including the ACPA Diamond Honoree designation, Transformation through Teaching Award, Florida State University College of Education Teaching Award, Association of College Personnel Administrators’ Emerging Scholar, Seminole Faculty Award, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Contributions to Student Affairs through Teaching, and NASPA's Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member.

Dr. Guthrie is an editorial board member of the Journal of Leadership Education and Journal of College and Character. Currently, Dr. Guthrie is the associate editor of the New Directions in Student Leadership series and editor of the Contemporary Perspectives in Leadership Learning book series.

Dr. Guthrie received her Ph.D. in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.