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Kathy Kersten

Senior Fellow

Katherine Kersten, a writer and attorney, is a Senior Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She served as a Metro columnist for the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) from 2005 to 2008, and as an opinion columnist for the paper for 15years between 1996 and 2013. She was a founding director of the Center, and served as its chair from 1996 to 1998.

Katherine has written on cultural and policy issues for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Christianity Today, Policy Review, American Enterprise, and First Things. For two years, she served as a regular commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

She has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, both nationally and locally.  She has been a guest of commentators such as Hugh Hewitt, Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham, and has been featured on FOX News and MSNBC,  as well as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation;” the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “As It Happens;” NBC’s “A Closer Look with Faith Daniels” and “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel.”

Education:

  • BA University of Notre Dame 1973
  • MA Yale University 1975
  • JD University of Minnesota Law School 1982

Honors and Awards:

  • Named Friend of the Humanities by the Minnesota Humanities Commission
  • Named Distinguished Alumna of the Program of Liberal Studies of the University of Notre Dame
  • Family Exemplar Award of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association