Newsmaker: Kathleen Glenister Roberts
Noteworthy: Duquesne University awarded Roberts its Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics.
Family: Husband, Cannon; and son, Cooper, 13, and Kieran, 5.
Occupation: Director of Duquesne's Honors College and an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Background: Teaches religious education at St. Bonaventure Church in Shaler and has prepared 68 students for confirmation since 2010. She serves on the finance board of the National Communication Association, the executive council of the Eastern Communication Association and on the board of the Daisy Wilson Artists Community.
Education: Bachelor's degree in English and American studies from the University of Richmond, 1993; master's in English and history from the University of Notre Dame, 1995; doctorate concentrating in sociolinguistics from Indiana University Bloomington, 2001.
Quote: “Some of the people who won this award previously are ones that I have looked up to for a long time, and I couldn't accomplish anything as a teacher without the amazing support of colleagues, staff, family and friends.”