Kathryn Dettmer has been an adjunct professor of French for 20 or so years. Her research focuses on how to better teach French, particulary to students with learning differences. She is the co-author of a chapter entitled A Classroom for Everyone: Creating French Courses that Embrace Learning Differences, with Brenda Dyer–in Rethinking the French Classroom: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Diversity and Inclusion – Ed. Nicole Meyer and Eilene Hoft-March, 2021 from Routledge. She has also presented on the use of songs and different technologies in the language classroom, including presenting at the MLA National Conference in Washington DC in 2022 on Best Practices for Teaching Modern Language Inclusively for Learning Differences. She is also interested in literary translations and in 2022 had two poems, translated from the Czech, by František Halas in the journal DoubleSpeak.
As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mme. Dettmer’s teaching is focused on bringing the world to her students and encouraging her students to then explore the world for themselves.