Instructor of English
Vinson Hall 215
Kathy Earnest joined NWOSU in 2004 after twenty-six years in public education—including language arts at Freedom (OK) Schools and library media at Alva High School.
She earned a B.A. from NWOSU (1972) and a Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma (1974), both in English. In 2015, she received the Ed.D. degree from Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Earnest serves on several campus committees: Academic Affairs Committee and the Faculty Evaluation and Development Committee. During 2007 she served as steering committee co-chair with Dr. Mike Knedler for Northwestern's celebration of the Oklahoma Centennial and NWOSU's 110th anniversary.
In the spring of 2008, Dr. Earnest was a member of the first Leadership Arts Class, sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Professional activities: OSU Writing Project, 2002; National Board for Teacher Certification Assessment , 2002, 2003; and National Board Certification in library media, November 2004.
Dr. Earnest's Courses
ENGL 0125 Writing and Literacy
ENGL 1113 Composition I
ENGL 1213 Composition II
HUM 2413 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 4173 English Usage