Phyllis Kayten

Outreach and Instruction Librarian

(650) 498-9137

I provide reference assistance at the Information Center Desk in Green Library. 

I also lead library workshops for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) classes, and coordinate summer instruction.

Course number Term Guide Instructor
Education Unlimited A+ Summer Precollege Summer 2016 Elections United States John Kephart III
EPGY International Relations Summer 2013 EPGY International Relations Padilla, S.
ESF 2/2A Fall 2014 The German Tradition of Bildung or How to Become a Global Citizen Starkey, Watson
ESF 6/6A Fall 2015 The Wind of Freedom Kinsey, V.
ESF 3/3A Fall 2015 How to be a Public Intellectual Kassabova, B
PWR 1MS Spring 2017 Seeing Nature: The Power of Environmental Visual Rhetoric Stroud, M.
PWR 1WG Spring 2016 Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness Goldberg, W.
THINK25 Spring 2014 Evolution on Earth Scott, M.
Legal Studies Summer 2016 Legal Rhetoric Cosovano, L.
PWR 1HJ Fall 2014 Rhetoric of Museums Janiszewska, H.
PWR 1RL Winter 2017 Rhetoric of Happiness Lee, R.
PWR 1JC Winter 2017 Rhetoric of Reproduction Caruthers, J
PWR 1AK Spring 2017 Rhetoric of Humor Kortenhoven, A.
PWR 2JCD Winter 2017 Rhetoric of Collaboration: From Fandoms to Entrepreneurs Cohn, J.
PWR 2DHB Winter 2017 Feel Me? The Rhetoric, Practice and Complication of Empathy Hunter, D.
PWR 2MS Winter 2017 Seriously Funny: The Rhetoric of Humor Stroud, M.
PWR 1ECA Spring 2017 Where I'm From: The Rhetorics of Mapping and Human Geography Cirillo-McCarthy, E.
PWR 1JO Spring 2017 Join the #LoveArmy: The Rhetoric of Radical Compassion O'Keeffe, J.

Education 

  • Ph. D. Developmental Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook
  • B.A. Psychology. Brandeis University

Professional activities 

Member, Bay Area Library and Information Network (BayNet)

More about me 

Prior to coming to Stanford University, I served as a Human Performance Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), investigating the human causes of major transportation accidents. I was also the Deputy Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and a Human Factors Research Scientist at the US Merchant Marine Academy. My psychology PhD helps me a lot in giving assistance for research in the social sciences.