Director of Off-Campus Studies
Department/Affiliation: Off-Campus Study, Center for Diversity and Global Engagement
Office Address: 103 Babcock
Kate Patch joined the College of Wooster in 2013 having previously worked, taught, and led study abroad programs at Michigan State University through the Office of Study Abroad, Department of Anthropology, and Center for Gender in Global Context. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Kate has lived and worked all over the globe; primarily in Ghana where she has worked for the past 19 years. Currently, Kate is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Michigan State University where her research examines how universities understand and negotiate global competencies among study abroad students as they navigate themes such as culture, power and identity in West Africa. She holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology from Michigan State University and a Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University. Kate believes all students should have the opportunity to engage the world as global citizens through either study abroad or working with global issues within their local communities.