Katherine has taught undergraduates and graduate students in both the U.S. and U.K. Her experience includes instructing in introductory surveys and developing advanced undergraduate seminars. She has taught in Italian Studies, Art History, and Religious Studies departments and her courses often have a strong interdisciplinary component. 

A group of students gathered around a table in a library. In the center of the table is a rare book with a fold-out floor plan of a church building that is being presented to the students.
Katherine presenting a rare 17th century book in the library of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) during the ENLIGHT summer school, The World in Rome (June 2023).

Courses Taught

Guest Lecturer

ENLIGHT Summer School, The World in Rome (June – July 2023)

Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome [Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome (KNIR)], Rome Italy

Lectures: Pilgrimage and Jubilee in Medieval and Early Modern Rome

Italian Language Instructor (maternity cover)

Northwest Regional School District #7, Winsted, CT

Italian 1, Italian 2, and Italian Cultural Studies



University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Department of Religious Studies (course cross-listed with Art History)

RELS 401/ARTH 410: Sacred Stuff in Medieval & Early Modern Europe




Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Department of Glass

LAEL-1006-01: History of Glass

2014 – 2016

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Department of Italian

Tutorial for Italian language, 3: Italian texts and contexts (Option A)

Teaching Assistant

Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

500: Survey of the Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture I