Lunchtime Lectures is a new series of events intended to give alumni a taste of their college days. Lectures are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers, and lunch is provided.

Kate Winkler Dawson  


May 5, 2020   

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

“American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI”  

Professor Kate Winkler Dawson will discuss her new book American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI, the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century. Learn more here

With almost 25 years in television news, Kate Winkler Dawson has worked as a field producer, line producer, and writer for some of the top news organizations in the country. Dawson has taught at UT in the broadcast journalism department for almost nine years; before that she was on the faculty at Marymount College at Fordham University in Tarrytown, New York. At Fordham, she supervised one of the campus newspapers while teaching journalism and English literature courses. Dawson wrote the book The Digital Reporter, released in 2014 by Kendall Hunt Publishing. Her debut nonfiction narrative, Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, London's Great Smog and the Strangling of a City, has been optioned for television development. 

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