Kate Hamilton is a Senior Program Manager at the College Excellence Program, where she supports cross-institutional partnerships designed to improve transfer student success. Via programs such as the Aspen-AASCU Transfer Intensive, Kate works with higher education practitioners, university presidents, and other campus leaders – at a local and state-wide level – to guide the development of new pathways for community college students to successfully obtain bachelor’s degrees.
Before joining Aspen, Kate spearheaded research-driven faculty development programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and collaborated on course redesigns for a groundbreaking general education curriculum at Boston University’s Center for Teaching and Learning. She also taught undergraduate courses at Carnegie Mellon University, including academic writing, British literature, and gender studies, and served as a teaching consultant at CMU’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence.
Kate holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in 18th-century British literature, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Connecticut.