Katy McDaniel

McCoy Professor
Harry Potter
Ph.D.-British History, Vanderbilt University (2000); MA-History, Vanderbilt University (1995); BA-History, Davidson College (1994)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • History of World Civilizations I
  • European Feminism & Tradition
  • Senior Capstone


Kathryn N. McDaniel is Andrew U. Thomas Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Although her specialty is early modern British history, she teaches a wide variety of courses in world history, modern European history, feminism, history of science, and historiography, and is the editor of Virtual Dark Tourism: Ghost Roads. In addition to teaching a course on Harry Potter and the Liberal Arts, she has published several articles on Harry Potter scholarship and pedagogy, hosts the MuggleNet podcast “Reading, Writing, Rowling,” and is the co-editor of Harry Potter for Nerds II.