Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut has been named dean of the School of Integrative Studies at Stephens College.

Dr. Kogut has taught in the English and Creative Writing program since 2004 and has served as Chair of English + Creative Writing and Women’s Studies since 2019.

She specializes in scriptwriting and new script development. Her plays have been produced, showcased, and workshopped in California, New York, Chicago, and venues in the South and Midwest. She has also written, directed, and produced two short films that were invited to film festivals in Wisconsin, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. Her current research interests include character development and fictional world-building. 

During her tenure at Stephens, Dr. Kogut has won the Michael Bowling Distinguished Advising Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Sigma Tau Delta, and the American Daffodil Society. 

Dr. Kogut earned her Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“Kate has done so much to grow the Creative Writing program during her tenure, and I am confident she will take the School of Integrative Studies to the next level,” said Dr. Leslie Willey, Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

The School of Integrative Studies offers programs in a wide range of academic disciplines in the creative arts and humanities, including the undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Communication Design, Digital Filmmaking, Education, English + Creative Writing, Fashion, and Humanities. The school also offers a Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting. 

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