Kate Livie

Humanities coordinator, Chesapeake Semester

Kate Livie is the humanities faculty for Chesapeake Semester 2018, part of the Center for Environment & Society. Passionate about the Chesapeake’s history, culture, places, and people, she is an avid commentator on Bay-related topics.


Livie’s work can be read in regional publications from Wooden Boat to Chesapeake Bay Journal.  Her book, Chesapeake Oysters: the Bay’s Foundation and Future, was published by History Press in 2015.


Over the last 5 years, Livie has collaborated extensively with Washington College’s Chesapeake Semester program and the Center for Environment and Society. She has also consulted for the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street initiative, and currently serves as board president for the Maryland Museums Association.


A Chestertown native (and proud of it), Livie resides in her hometown with her husband, Ben-also a Washington College staffer- and enjoys spending her time nerding out over the best place in the world: the Eastern Shore.