M. Kathleen (“Katie”) Madigan, professor of Modern Languages, completed her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Comparative Literature. She was a doctoral (DAAD German Academic Exchange Service) research fellow in Hamburg, Germany in 1986-1987 and also taught in Montpellier, France while assisting students on a year-long study abroad program. As a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal, Africa, in 2003-2004, she taught current and future teachers of language, literature and culture. In Dakar, she collaborated with writers, collecting and editing their short stories in French about inspiring women; the resulting textbook, Neuf Nouvelles (Nine Short Stories): Hommage aux Sénégalaises, appeared in 2008. Her book, Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher’s Journal, appeared in 2010. Having organized service-learning with the local Haitian community of Kansas City and numerous study abroad trips for students in Québec and France, including at the Catholic University of Lyon, she has also helped with service trips and study abroad in Latin America. She served as President of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of French Teachers (AATF) for fifteen years, and the French Government made her a Knight (Chevalier) in 2010. Katie was Department Chair for three terms and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2009-2011, and currently continues teaching and co-chairing the International Studies and Global Perspectives Committee, having founded the Rockhurst University annual World Cultures Day in 2000. She considers participating in the first cohort of the Ignatian Colleagues Program one of the highlights of her career, and currently serves as a Faculty Colleague in her university’s Office of Mission and Ministry.