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Katherine O'Flaherty

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Honors Faculty Fellow
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 1520
Biography

Katherine M. O'Flaherty is Senior Lecturer and Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College on the Downtown Phoenix campus. She is affiliate faculty in the School of Transborder Studies and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU. She trained as an historian earning a Ph.D. from the University of Maine in 2010. She is co-editor of three books: Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors EducationContinuity and Innovation in Honors College Curriculaand Present Success and Future Challenges in Honors Educationall published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Dr. O’Flaherty teaches The Human Event, History of Ideas, and a range of upper-division courses on topics including community engagement, literature, and issues in higher education. She has also participated in several Barrett Study Abroad programs including trips to England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Morocco, and (in 2020) Portugal and Spain. 

Dr. O’Flaherty regularly serves as director and reader for honors thesis projects and she supervises research and teaching assistants.

She is a recipient of the Barrett Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, Barrett Annual Award for Excellence in Service, and Devils' Advocates "Apple Polisher" Faculty Appreciation Award.

Before joining ASU, Dr. O’Flaherty taught in the Honors College and History Department at the University of Maine. 

 

Education
  • Ph.D. History, University of Maine
  • C.A.S. Higher Education Leadership, University of Maine.
  • M.A. History, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
  • B.A. History and Fine Art (summa cum laude), Felician University, NJ
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 497Honors Colloquium
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 406American Revolution/1763-1789
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 394Special Topics