Kate Wolfe-Quintero, Ph.D.

Kate Wolfe-Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Info

Office: MDA 1015
Voice Mail: (813) 974-5241
Fax: (813) 974-8506
Email: kwolfequ@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.A. in Linguistics, Oakland University, 1982
M.A. in Linguistics, Michigan State, 1986
Ph.D in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1992


Applied Linguistics


Professional Communication
International Education
Discourse Analysis

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Wolfe-Quintero received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, Dr. Wolfe-Quintero was an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, and an Associate Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii. In 2006, she came to USF as a Faculty Administrator in Applied Linguistics in the Department of World Languages. In 2011, she joined the College of Public Health as an Associate Professor in Global Health and Director of Academic Initiatives. Dr. Wolfe-Quintero was a National Resource Fellow in African Studies at Michigan State University from 1983-1986. For 17 years (1994-2011), she was the Director of four academic language programs for international students, at the University of Hawaii and then at the University of South Florida. From 2009-2010, she was Vice President for Advocacy for the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). In the College of Public Health, Dr. Wolfe-Quintero provides courses, programs, and workshops designed to meet the scientific and professional communication needs of faculty, students, and staff in the College of Public Health. She also provides curriculum and academic support to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Public Health.​