Kathryn Rhett teaches nonfiction writing at Gettysburg, and serves as co-adviser to the undergraduate magazine of literature and art, The Mercury, and as co-adviser to the Writing House, a residential program for students interested in writing. The Writing House sponsors field trips and The Writing House Reading Series, a series of on-campus literary readings and craft lectures. Rhett is the author of Near Breathing (Duquesne University Press, 1997) and editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (Doubleday/Anchor, 1997/1998). Her essays have been published in Crab Orchard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. She has also published poetry in journals such as Grand Street and Ploughshares, and reviews inChicago Tribune Books. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, the University of San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In addition to teaching at Gettysburg College, she is a core faculty member of the low-residency M.F.A. program at Queens University in Charlotte. She is the recipient of a 2007 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature for creative nonfiction.