Kathleen Phalen

Writer, Adjunct Instructor katep@cstone.net

Phalen will teach Journalism 202, Feature Writing.


Kathleen Phalen loves writing about life--its twists and turns, its quirky sides, its offbeat and everyday characters. She has worked as an investigative and features reporter and covered the Neo-Nazi movement during the time of the Oklahoma City bombing. She has written for Gadfly Magazine (see the January/February 2001 issue for her article on Frank Serpico, the New York City policeman made famous by Al Pacino), Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend Magazine, 64 Magazine, Detroit News, New York Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle.

Phalen is a Virginia stringer for the New York Times and her health and fitness features are internationally syndicated by the Los Angeles Times News Syndicate. She has two published books. One is titled "Integrative Medicine: Achieving Wellness Through the Best of Eastern and Western Medical Practices" and the other is: "Wellness East and West: Achieving Optimum Health Through the Best of Eastern and Western Medical Practices." She has a third book currently under contract.

Phalen holds a master's degree in journalism from American University. She lives on a remote 250-acre farm near Charlottesville with her husband, a wood artisan, two dogs and a rescued cat.


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