World Corrosion Organization

Dr. Kathryn De Lawter, UN Representative

Dr. Kathryn De Lawter, UN Representative

De Lawter

Dr. Kathryn  De Lawter is a Teacher Educator, Emeritus faculty member of the School of Education at Pace University, New York City Campus. Her Ed.D. and M.A. degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University are in Curriculum and Teaching: Theory and Design. She currently brings her expertise of Language, Meaning and the Development of Global Perspectives into discussions that promote the World Corrosion Organization. Having taught internationally and in urban settings, Dr. De Lawter continues to reach out to young people to encourage their understandings of the integral relationship between the Sciences and Social Sciences. She introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a powerful approach to considering actions that address local and global conditions. Corrosion is an eye- opening international concept for many who have taken-for-granted infrastructure issues. Having mentored first and second year middle and high school Science Teachers in the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, Dr. De Lawter knows the challenges of delivering a science curriculum that prepares students to view their world through a WCO lens. She is an ardent advocate of developing sensibilities that nourish thinking as citizens who are committed to work for peace, human rights, and the common good, and by extension, to teach such that students experience how transformative it can be to see themselves making an impact. Dr. De Lawter is also a dedicated member of the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) and is Chair of the CTAUN Advisory Council (teachun.org).