Satre, Kay

Portrait of Dr. Kay Satre

Professor - English

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A., Boston College; B.A. Carroll College.

Dr. Kay Satre’s areas of interest and research include the following: empathy and narrative, feminist theory, representations of the family in narrative, and Victorian fiction. She loves studying novels by the authors Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, and George Eliot. She also enjoys teaching writing in College Composition and Expository Writing.

She continues to feel energized by the opportunity to work closely with curious and thoughtful students as well as with talented and collaborative colleagues.

“When I first came to Carroll as a student, I thought I’d maybe be here for a year, tops. Now, recalling this makes me laugh. I’ve come “back” to Carroll three separate times, after other life experiences and stints at graduate school; this last time, I’ve stayed for nearly 30 years. I can’t fully explain Carroll’s attraction, but my life here has been wonderfully rewarding, working with students and colleagues, seeking knowledge and understanding, living in this beautiful spot in the Rocky Mountains.”

Dr. Satre passionately believes in the power of literature to open hearts and sharpen minds, enabling us to engage more deeply with our own experiences as well as to better understand the lives of others.

“These are the most important skills to develop for success and well-being in all areas of life—personal, professional, and civic. These skills are truly non scholae sed vitae!”

B.A. Carroll College; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst