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Kaitlyn S. Brett

Steelman Library



BA in Communication, Southeastern University
MA in Digital Storytelling, Asbury University


Kaitlyn Star Brett has worked in higher education since graduating from Southeastern University in 2020. She teaches courses within the School of Honors including Introduction to Honors, Honors Speech, and Honors Seminar. She is currently completing a degree in Library & Information Sciences from University of South Florida.

While earning her undergraduate degree at Southeastern University, Professor Brett was a member of Alpha Chi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Chi Pi. Additionally, she worked for the School of Unrestricted Education, served as a teaching assistant for the College of Natural & Health Sciences and the Department of Communication, and was a student leader in the School of Honors.

Her undergraduate thesis was entitled, Story as the Force that Gives Us Meaning, and it examined how to integrate the humanities into medical school education emphasizing the role of storytelling in collective and individual healing. Professor Brett expanded on this research in her master’s thesis as she explored how storytelling connects to the academic experience of honors students.

Before joining the School of Honors full-time, Professor Brett worked with an international missions’ organization, which sought to bring self-sustaining solutions to poverty with the hope of Christ. She continues to volunteer extensively at her church in the media ministry and women’s ministry.

Because of the positive impact the faculty and staff of Southeastern had on her life, Professor Brett is passionate about helping students find their voice and discover their calling. Her research interests include information literacy, organizational leadership, and the intersection of storytelling and higher education.