Professor Flowers has known since elementary school that she wanted to become a teacher. A native of Alabama, she came to work at Samford shortly after graduating from Auburn University. She then spent a brief period in government as a correspondence liaison for the State of Alabama. She returned to Samford to continue her first love, teaching, and has been here ever since.Kathy is most at home working with freshman students, where she teaches Communication Arts and Cultural Perspectives. Kathy served the core curriculum for many years as the chair of the Communication Arts Textbook Committee and as chief editor of Communication Arts: A Student’s Guide. In addition to these duties, Kathy has piloted two study abroad English courses, English 302 (Survey of English Literature) and English 309 (Tea and Tuffets). Kathy is a devoted enthusiast of Jane Austen and teaches a freshman Communication Arts course dedicated to Austen’s works.
Outside of the classroom, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dogs. She is an avid reader, traveler, college football and Formula 1 racing fan.
Degrees and Certifications
- M.A., Auburn University
Areas of Teaching & Research
- 19th Century female novelists
- Freshman Year Rhetoric and Composition
Service & Faculty Development
- Academic Integrity Council
- Campus Life Committee
- SU Bulldog Days student advisor
- Communication Arts Essay and Speech Contests judge
- Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, “Helping Students Find Vocation”
- Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, “How Do We Get From Here to Havana?”