After completing her PhD at the University of Michigan, Barbara Burch came home to Ky to teach at Georgetown College, where she has worked happily for 27 years. She directs the Georgetown College Honors Program and teaches classes in writing, academic research, 19th and 20th century British and Irish literature. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor, the Chris Cawthorne Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Curry Award for Faculty Excellence. Her research interests include Victorian Poetry, W. B. Yeats, Iris Murdoch and the history and practice of liberal arts education.
Barbara lives in Frankfort, Ky with her husband, Stewart Burch, an attorney, and their cats Percy Shelley and Ada Lovelace. When she is not working, she spends as much time as possible with her large extended family or in the silversmithing studio that took her over garage during the pandemic.