Professor of French
Department Interim Chair Fall 2013
Director of the French Program
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Professor Kathryn Wixon joined the Muhlenberg faculty in 1986. She directed the French program and taught courses at all levels, including intermediate French language, French Civilization, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and courses in 19th and 20th century French literature. Dr. Wixon was a strong supporter of study abroad and advises the students who study in France. Strongly committed to teaching excellence, she has won all three of Muhlenberg's awards for outstanding teaching: the Lindback, the Empie and the Donald and Anne Shire Distinguished Teaching Professorship. She founded the Faculty Center for Teaching at the college in 1994 and served as its co-director till she retired in spring of 2014. Her scholarship focused on Albert Camus and autobiographical works by contemporary French women writers such as Annie Ernaux and Marie Cardinal.