Kate Drowne, associate professor of English and technical communication, was named 2009 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year. Drowne, who is also director of the S&T Writing Center, was honored during a campus ceremony in April.
Drowne teaches American literature and writing courses, as well as S&T’s Hit the Ground Running program.
Drowne plans to spend several months conducting research at Harvard with a grant from the W.E.B. DuBois Institute and hopes to complete her new book, The Flapper in American Literature of the Jazz Age, by the fall of 2010.