For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Catherine Cater
An Elegant Rise Above Race and Gender as Scholar and Professor
  • Robert V. Dodge
Reviews Table of Contents Introduction «Back
Catherine Cater. An Elegant Rise Above Race and Gender as Scholar and Professor
Sound Bite
Catherine Cater's infectious love of ideas inspired students, colleagues and friends. A distinguished teacher and intellectual specializing in English literature and philosophy, Dr. Cater faced barriers of race and gender when she entered the academic world and moved to the North. She elevated the level of scholarship at universities and their communities in both the South and North, most notably North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, where her long career left an indelible mark on the academic stature of the institution.

About the Author

Robert V. Dodge, born and raised in North Dakota, holds a master's degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a master's in Education, and has done extensive graduate work in history and law. He has published numerous books and articles. His latest include three with Algora Publishing, Catherine Cater: An Elegant Rise Above Race and Gender as Scholar and Professor (2016),  Andrea and Sylvester: Challenging Marriage Taboos and Paving the Road to Same-Sex Marriage (2015), and Which Chosen People? Manifest Destiny Meets the Sioux, As Seen by Frank Fiske, Frontier Photographer (2013).

Bob taught social studies and Advanced Placement history in North Dakota, in London and for many years in Singapore; he now lives in Denver. Bob was once an ace on the tennis court but he says that, too, is history.

About the Book
Catherine Cater was born in New Orleans and spent her youth in Alabama. Diverse influences, from exposure to the Ku Klux Klan to immersion in Great Books, came together in the creation of this enigma who was a great lady. She popped up in North...
Catherine Cater was born in New Orleans and spent her youth in Alabama. Diverse influences, from exposure to the Ku Klux Klan to immersion in Great Books, came together in the creation of this enigma who was a great lady. She popped up in North Dakota as a complete outsider, yet her dynamism naturally drew people to her. English literature and philosophy were her primary scholarly areas but her curiosity knew no bounds.

The telling of the story may appear unusual or uneven due to the author's relationship with the subject of this book. The author was Catherine Cater's student over 50 years ago and remained her friend from that time onward. In telling her story, he has blended first-person recollection with third-person narration based on research and interviews. The memories of personal encounters with this sparkling woman bring her to life as the real person she was and help to show why she is so highly regarded by those who benefited from having been in her presence.



Pages 180
Year: 2016
BISAC: BIO019000 Biography & Autobiography / Educators
Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-213-2
Price: USD 21.95
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-214-9
Price: USD 31.95
eBook
ISBN: 978-1-62894-215-6
Price: USD 21.95
Available from

Search the full text of this book
Related Books
Andrea and Sylvester —   Challenging Marriage Taboos and Paving the Road to Same-Sex Marriage
Which Chosen People? Manifest Destiny Meets the Sioux —   As Seen by Frank Fiske, Frontier Photographer