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Part-Time Faculty - Marie Guthrie

Dr. Marie Guthrie

Dr. Marie Guthrie

Part-Time Faculty

Office:  Cherry Hall 7A
Phone:  270-745-3043


ENG 100 – Freshman Composition
ENG 200 – Introduction to Literature
ENG 300 – Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 390 – American Masterpieces


Science Fiction, especially Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson


Marie Guthrie earned her undergraduate degree at Western KY University (Theatre and English), her MA from Western KY University (English), and her PhD from the University of KY. Before returning to WKU, she taught in the Seattle Community College system and at Seattle University. From 2003-5, she served in the Peace Corps in Moldova, where she taught at Aleccu Russo University in Balti. She is also an actor and stage manager with local theatre groups.

Teaching Philosophy

Her teaching philosophy is based in part on Huston Smith’s definition of Zen: “Infinite respect for all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility for all things future.” The study of literature helps us to ask and answer the fundament question “What does it mean to be Human?”


She has visited England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Moldova, Canada, Mexico, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, and China. So far.

In the US, she has visited all of the states except for Alaska and the New England states. So far. She scuba dives in the US Virgin Islands each winter. She stands ready to travel to the ISS, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere the TARDIS might roam.


During their premier season (2013—14), she will be working with Kentucky Stages in several capacities: first, as assistant to Mr. Andrew Prine in The Lion in Winter; then as stage manager in The Importance of Being Earnest; then as an actor in La Bête. In her work with Fountain Square Players and The Public Theatre of KY, audiences have enjoyed her comic roles as a Clown in The 39 Steps, Madame Arcarti in Blithe Spirit, and as Marguerite in Dearly Departed. More serious roles include Miep in The Diary of Anne Frank and the thug Carlino in Wait Until Dark. Trained as a stage manager at the Equity Repertory Horse Cave Theatre, she has served as SM for numerous Bowling Green productions, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.


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 Last Modified 9/25/14