Dr. Gotcher teaches literature, theology, writing, and logic.
Dr. Gotcher is an independent educator and scholar. He has taught at a major seminary, graduate and undergraduate students, lay ministry students, diaconal candidates, and high school students, both online and in the classroom. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin. Dr. Gotcher has been actively involved in the homeschooling of his children, especially in the junior and high school years. He has taught Latin, literature, physics, astronomy, and religion to homeschooled students. He has a special devotion to the classical trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, especially as they pertain to the written arts. Dr. Gotcher graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies. He received his M.A. in Theology of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and his Ph.D. from Marquette University.
Dr. Robert Gotcher teaches the following courses:
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Literature: Chesterton; Man of Letters
Literature: The Space Trilogy of C. S. Lewis
Literature: Tolkien and Fairy Stories
Logic: Formal Logic I; Introduction to Logic
Logic: Formal Logic II; Advanced Logic
Theology: Catholic Spiritual Writers
Theology: Introduction to the Bible; New Testament
Theology: Introduction to the Bible; Old Testament
Theology: The Mass Explained
Theology: Sacred Scripture
Theology: The Trinity
Theology: World Religions
Writing: Writing for High School
Writing: Writing for College
"Professor Gotcher, Thank you so much for including this 45 minute essay in the course. I just went to orientation at Siena Heights and took a writing assessment test. I used all of the tips you suggested and scored a 30/30 on the "test." This means that I qualified to begin Writing II as a freshman this fall. Thank you so much!"
"Dr. Gotcher and the other students had lots of great insights and perspectives on the stories. This class was about 95% discussion. This made for very engaging, interactive sessions that made me really think about what we were reading."